SUNDAY SERMONs

oCTOBER 2, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount": Part 2

MATTHEW 5 - 7

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Sermon Highlights from Mike:  

This week we continue in "Part 2" of this series (message #13 of 20). As we continue in this "Kingdom Culture" theme (Jesus' objective of "making disciples"), Jesus now speaks on the contrast between "religious activity" (as the Pharisees condoned) versus a "spiritual relationship" (how we get to know, love and obey Him).  As we keep moving deeper into the second half of the Sermon on the Mount, we'll look closely at the text of MATTHEW 5:31-37.  Using the thought from Matthew 5:20 (that our righteousness must SURPASS that of the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law) - we look at how we can do so in the areas of OATHS, COMMITMENTS and PROMISES.  The focal point of Jesus here is "divorce" - and again, I'll be very sensitive to this topic, as I know it's impacted this church and various families.  I'll share some thoughts from scripture in a "part 1" of the message.  However, the larger idea is that of keeping our word - and that's going to help us see (in "part 2") how Jesus framed His remarks in the first aspect of the text and message.  This is where we'll have some life application points on the importance of keeping our promises and commitments.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

HOMECOMING SUNDAY!

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September 18, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount": Part 2

MATTHEW 5 - 7

TROUNCING TEMPTATION

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Sermon Highlights from Mike:  

This week we continue in "Part 2" of this series (message 12 of 20). As we continue in this "Kingdom Culture" theme (Jesus' objective of "making disciples"), He now speaks on the contrast between "religious activity" (as the Pharisees condoned) versus a "spiritual relationship" (with Himself).  As we move deeper into the second half of the Sermon on the Mount, we'll look closely at the text of MATTHEW 5:27-30.  Using the thought from Matthew 5:20 (that our righteousness must SURPASS that of the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law) - we look at how we can do so in the area of LUST and TEMPTATION.  Please know that I'm sensitive to those present, including any teenagers in the room.  I'll use extreme caution in my presentation BUT I also cannot avoid the text.  (I am certain there were children present with their parents on the day Jesus preached this sermon, hitting on some difficult topics).  However, we'll also broaden out our thoughts to include ANY KIND OF TEMPTATIONS we face - using a broad brush to develop our doctrinal understanding and life application.

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September 11, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount": Part 2

MATTHEW 5 - 7

CURING CONFLICT

Sermon Highlights from Mike:  

This week we begin "Part 2" of this series (message 11 of 20) and a NEW THEME will be developed as we continue in this "Kingdom Culture" Jesus is teaching us, with His objective of "making disciples."  Jesus now speaks on the contrast between "religious activity" (as the Pharisees condoned) versus a "spiritual relationship" (as Jesus will reveal).  To set the tone for this second half of the Sermon on the Mount, we'll look closely at the text (MATTHEW 5:17-26) to recognize some patterns and contrasts.  We must now ask the most critical of all questions: WHAT DOES JESUS REALLY EXPECT AND DESIRE FROM US?  To answer that, we'll go through the rest of this sermon and put together the piece-by-piece lessons which will paint this picture with more clarity over the next few weeks.  The first topic to be addressed is that of RELATIONSHIPS and CURING CONFLICT.  The text provides lessons and life application as our relationship with Christ flows out to our relationships with others.

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September 4, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5 - 7

Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week we CONCLUDE our one-by-one walk-thru of the "beatitudes" with the next being MATTHEW 5:10-12.  Our theme is "Hopefully Harassed" - not that we want it, but as a true believer and disciple of Jesus, some type of "persecutition" is to be expected, BUT we are HOPEFUL in the midst of bearing it.  These final "beatitude" statements (#8) builds upon the previous seven - last week it was mostly about peaceful resolutions to "conflicts" with other brothers & sisters in Christ; this week it's from those who don't know Jesus, and probably want us to simply remain quiet about our faith.  We have considered our spiritual poverty, godly sorrow of repentance (mourning our sin), the meek & kindness of Christ within us, hungering & thirsting for the righteousness of Christ and giving MERCY to others, even when unwarranted or undeserved - as well as the purity of our hearts so we can see God!  Jesus speaks of potential conflict from within.  And now it's persecution from without.  In this message we'll look at why this happens, how to handle it, and the attitude we must take in being effective enduring and remaining hopeful.

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AUGUST 28, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5 - 7

Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week we continue our one-by-one walk-thru of the "beatitudes" with the next being MATTHEW 5:8.  Our theme is "P.E.A.C.E.-maker" and the next "beatitude" (#7) builds upon the previous six - now in a very practical way of living out what we've already learned.  We have considered our spiritual poverty, godly sorrow of repentance (mourning our sin), the meek & kindness of Christ within us, hungering & thirsting for the righteousness of Christ and giving MERCY to others, even when unwarranted or undeserved - as well as the purity of our hearts so we can see God!  We will now take another step deeper into the "Kingdom Culture" of Christ and study how we take those internalized characteristics of discipleship into the realm of our relationships - specifically to the idea of resolving conflict with others.  Jesus knows that His Church and Kingdom is all about PEOPLE.  And we are a people who are sin-stained, and with that can come selfishness and defending our space.  The church is a "team effort" of serving alongside one another, and sometimes there are moments of brokenness and fractured relationships.  This Sunday we'll look at Jesus' words and broaden them out to see how we can keep our relationships free of conflict, or have a peaceful resolution when they fail to work properly. 

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AUGUST 21, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5 - 7

Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week we continue our one-by-one walk-thru of the "beatitudes" with the next being MATTHEW 5:7.  Our theme is "The State Of Our Heart" and the next "beatitude" (#6) builds upon the previous five.  We have considered our spiritual poverty, godly sorrow of repentance (mourning our sin), the meek & kindness of Christ within us, hungering & thirsting for the righteousness of Christ and giving MERCY to others, even when unwarranted or undeserved.  We will now take another step deeper into the "Kingdom Culture" of Christ and study the theme of "HEART PURITY."  The Bible has MUCH to say about our hearts - both good and bad.  Our hearts become contaminated and sick because of the impurity that surrounds us.  However, Jesus speaks of a purity of heart that comes with the greatest of rewards: we will SEE GOD!  This Sunday's message will help us discover what it takes to align our hearts with Jesus' call to righteousness and purity. 

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August 14, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5 - 7

Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week we continue our one-by-one walk-thru of the "beatitudes" with the next being MATTHEW 5:7.  Our theme is "The Depth of Mercy" and the next "beatitude" (#5) builds upon the previous four.  As we have considered our spiritual poverty, godly sorrow of repentance (mourning our sin), the meek & kindness of Christ within us, hungering & thirsting for the righteousness of Christ - we now move to the next level of discipleship in the "Kingdom Culture" of Christ: giving MERCY to others - EVEN WHEN IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE WARRANTED.  We will develop this idea from many different perspecitives - the practicality of how difficult it is to show mercy when undeserved; the Greek term and it's meaning; the connection of this "beatitude" to the previous ones; and a couple other key passages where Jesus tells a story on how we apply this truth into our daily lives & relationships.

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August 7, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5 - 7

Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week we continue our one-by-one walk-thru of the "beatitudes" with the next being MATTHEW 5:6.  Our theme is "Compelled Contentment" and the next "beatitude" (#4) builds upon the previous three.  As we have considered our spiritual poverty, godly sorrow of repentance (mourning our sin) and the meek & kindness of Christ within us - we now go an added step further and see how we must keep HUNGERING and THIRSTING for the depth of who JESUS is: HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.  We have much scriptural ground to cover that will help us see this from as many angles as possible.

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July 31, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5 - 7


Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week, we continue our one-by-one walk-thru of the "beatitudes" with the next being MATTHEW 5:5.  Our theme is "Gentle Strength" and the next "beatitude" builds upon the first two.  As we have considered our spiritual poverty and godly sorrow of repentance (mourning our sin) - we now go an added step further and see how our character in Christ is impacted in our responses to others - MEEKNESS. 

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July 24, 2022

SERMON SERIES

"Sermon on the Mount"

MATTHEW 5-7

Sermon Highlights from Mike:     

This week, we'll continue our walk-thru of the "beatitudes" one-by-one.  The next is MATTHEW 5:4.  Our theme is "Broken Sorrow" and the next "beatitude" (as each will) builds upon the first one.  These are not isolated statements, but a PROCESS of learning what the "Kingdom Culture" of Jesus is truly about.  Last week, we considered our spiritual poverty.  This Sunday, we'll take it a step further and look at how we MOURN OVER OUR SIN in the presence of a Holy, sin-less God. 

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