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Grace found Matthew



In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned that most will not find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.  But showing unmerited favor, Jesus found Matthew when Matthew was not seeking Him.  And after Jesus rescued him, Matthew sought to bring others to His Savior.

Matthew 7:13-14 and Matthew 9:9-13

Preached Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Authority of Christ



In the Sermon on the Mount, the Way of the King has been made clear by Jesus of Nazareth.
But what authority does this Man of humble circumstances have to claim to be King and Judge with all Authority.  Matthew retells the evidence for the Authority of Christ.

Matthew 7:28 – 9:8

Preached Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Two choices, One Judge



The One Judge over all mankind warns us that we each will face two choices with our life, but only one choice is the way of the King and to eternal life.  We would be wise if we followed his word to the preferred destination.

Matthew 7:13-27

Preached Sunday morning, March 10, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Who can judge?



We had some winter weather that kept some people safe at home.  But as you will hear, we are in no place to judge.  Only God knows hearts. Christ is the most competent Judge.  But if you want to hear some of what you missed…

Matthew 7:1-12

Preached Sunday morning, March 3, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Pure in Heart – Kingdom Priority



It’s a complicated relationship with possessions but the Teacher King beckons us to seek His kingdom as our first priority and our possessions will fall into their proper place.
(Our apologies, Brad’s voice sounds rough due to a lingering cold)

Matthew 6:19-34

Preached Sunday morning, February 24, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Pure in Heart – Intimate Prayer to Intimate God



There could be nothing more simple than prayer as modeled by Christ, yet the most seasoned saint feels a hunger for more.  Christ beckons us into life-transforming prayer with the Father.

Matthew 6:7-15

Preached Sunday morning, February 17, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Love without exception



Ouch!  Jesus straightens out our understanding of God’s Law, and our shallow physical obedience is pitiful in light of the fuller application of the Law by the Judge who looks on the heart.  We need His mercy even when we try showing mercy.

Matthew 5:43-48

Preached Sunday morning, February 3, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Christ fulfilled the Law fully



 

Jesus next prepares His disciples for a new perspective on the Law as He corrects their view of what righteousness looks like and where it comes from.  Christ fulfilled true righteousness because self-righteousness doesn’t meet God’s approval.

Matthew 5:17-20

Preached Sunday morning, January 27, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Salt and Light in Kingdom



To live by the King’s standards and instructions will cause one to stand out and be different.  Jesus illustrates the affect this difference will have on the world around you with these two metaphors – salt and light.

Matthew 5:13-16

Preached Sunday morning, January 20, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris