Sermons on “Matthew”
What is God doing in your life? Where is He on the move? What are you praying and hoping for?
As we prepare for Christmas, Jon is also encouraging us to prepare for what God’s got planned for you and for Springfield. And to do this we’re going to look at how some of the people involved in the nativity story prepared for God to move. This week is Joseph, in Matthew 1.18-24, who prepares for God to move by putting God first.
Jesus condemns hypocrisy and ‘fake faith’ in the strongest terms. It’s a pretty universal temptation to try to seem better than we are. Jane looks at the causes of hypocrisy, and examines how, through worship, God’s presence and accountability, we are more likely to be able to live authentic lives.View Sermon
In Matthew 15.1-7, Jesus speaks against Hollow Worship. If our hearts aren’t right before God and if our worship is rule-based rather than relationship-driven, our worship is a farce. Worship isn’t about the style of music, but the condition of our hearts. How do we express worship to God? Reverence (Ps 95.6), adoration (Ps 63.4), celebration (Ps 149.3) and sacrifice (Heb 13.15)View Sermon
Jon looks at three examples from Scripture (1 Sam 17.17-18, Lk 19.28-35, Jn 13.4-5), recognising our identity as servants of the Most High God, and the invitation to join with God’s story by serving. When we serve others we are serving Jesus (Mat 25.40) and in the Kingdom of God the little things are big things.View Sermon
Nick explores total forgiveness – both God’s gift to us and Jesus call to his followers. Drawing from Matthew 18.21-35 we see how receiving forgiveness and forgiving others are an outpouring of love an a work of the Holy Spirit.View Sermon