Matthew

Sunday Morning Sermon for 4/28/13

We have been seeing God at work in our midst at FBC Langdon and it is only fitting that we remember one of the main duties of a disciple of Jesus Christ.  We are called to be His witnesses and to tell our story.  You can listen to the audio by clicking on the sermon “Tell Your Story” in the playlist at the right or by following this link.  Notes are below (I have filled in the names in the areas that I mention were blank) or at the audio site as a PDF.  May you be richly blessed through the Word and may you share that blessing by telling your story about Him.

Tell Your Story

Sermon notes 4/28/13

  1. Teaching – Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 20-25

    1. Training for ourselves

    2. Training the next generation

  2. Testimony – 1 Peter 3:8-17

    1. Sylvia

    2. Collin

    3. Clif

  3. Take it with you – Acts 1:8

    1. Into your homes

    2. Into your community

    3. Into the world

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 4/7/13

At the risk of overloading those who have been waiting, I am going to try and post several more sermons each day this week.  My plan is to be caught up to the current sermon by the end of this week (second week of June as I type this).  This is a sermon on being a disciple and more specifically the call of Jesus to His early disciples and how it pertains to us.  You can listen by choosing this sermon date in the player on the right or by following this link.  Notes are below or at the sermon audio site as well.  May you be richly blessed through the Word.

Fishers of Men

Matthew 4:18-22

Sermon notes 4/7/13

  1. Follow Me

    1. Making a decision

    2. John 12:25-26 – Wherever He leads

  2. I will make you

    1. Romans 12:1-2 – Transformation

    2. Ephesians 4:17-24

  3. Fishers of men

    1. Taking on His mission – Matthew 28:19-20

    2. Seeking and saving the lost – 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 4/1/12

We had a great time this week as we gathered to worship the King of Kings.  The sermon this week is a little different sort of take on the story of Palm Sunday.  We talked a lot about the donkey of the Messiah and about service to the King.  I pray that you will be blessed through God’s Word as we encounter Jesus our Savior lowly and riding on a donkey.

The Donkey and the Messiah

Sermon notes 4/1/12

  1. John 12:12-16; Matthew 21:1-11

    1. The Donkey and the Colt

    2. Zechariah 9:9

      1. Genesis 22:1-5, Left outside Jerusalem

      2. Genesis 49:8-12

    3. The Matter of Donkeys

  2. Messiah Rides the Matter of the World

    1. Matthew 21:1-11

    2. John 1:14

    3. Being Messiah’s Donkey

  3. The First and Second Coming

    1. Daniel 7:13-14 and Zechariah 9:9

    2. Hastened in its time – Isaiah 60:19-22

    3. John 12:20-26 – Lose your life to serve

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 3/25/12

We had a great day together in the Lord.  The sermon this week is about our great mission as a church body.  Essentially looking at the mission our Savior gave to each of us individually, but also corporately as a body of Christ.  I pray that God will richly bless you through His Word.

The Great Mission

Sermon notes 3/25/12

  1. Matthew 28:16-20

    1. Authority

    2. Appointment

      1. Go

      2. Make Disciples

        1. Baptizing

        2. Teaching

    3. Always

  2. John 20:19-21

    1. Casting out fear – 1 John 4:18

    2. Jesus was sent to us

    3. Jesus sends us out to others

  3. Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:8

    1. Learn the Way

    2. Follow the Way

    3. Proclaim the Way

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 2/19/12

We had a wonderful time together in the Lord this week.  We were privileged to get a report from a member of our local Gideon camp on the work that they do and have a chance to contribute to that work as well.  For those of you unfamiliar with their mission and ministry, I invite you to check them out and support their efforts to spread the Word of God to the nations.

The sermon this week deals with Jesus’ yoke and the call He gives to us to take on that yoke.  Notes are available below for your study and to follow along with the sermon.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

The Master’s Yoke

Matthew 11:25-30

Sermon notes 2/19/12

  1. Finding Rest

    1. Jeremiah 6:16-21

    2. Hebrews 4:1-13

      1. Rest is connected with obedience

      2. Rest isn’t realized until eternity

  2. A Yoke and a Burden

    1. Jeremiah 5:1-5

    2. Acts 15:10 – Yoke is Torah

    3. Matthew 23:2-3 – Burden is obligation (Luke 11:46)

    4. Galatians 5:1-6

  3. Learn from the Master

    1. Easy yokes and light burdens – Matthew 23:2-3

    2. Micah 4:2-3

      1. 1 John 5:1-3

      2. Hebrews 12:3-17

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 2/12/12

We are continuing our series looking at some of the difficult and/or misunderstood sayings of Jesus this week.  This Sunday we examined Matthew 11 and the discussion of John the Baptist and his role.  The notes are available for you to follow along or study further and as always, your comments are welcome if you would like to leave one.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

A Violent Kingdom

Matthew 11:1-19

Sermon notes 2/12/12

  1. Doubting John – v. 1-6

    1. John’s question

    2. Jesus’ answer

      1. Isaiah 35:3-7

      2. Isaiah 61:1-2

  2. The Elijah who is to come – v. 7-11

    1. The prophet preparing the way

    2. Malachi 3:1

    3. Greater and Lesser – Matthew 3:11

  3. Entering the Kingdom by Violence? – v. 12-19

    1. The breaker – Micah 2:12-13

    2. Hard to please – v. 16-19

      1. Micah 2:6-11

      2. Wisdom’s deeds

 

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 2/5/12

Sorry this one is getting posted a few days late.  We had a dear lady in our church go home to be with the Lord late last week and the funeral arrangements meant that we had family and public visitation on Sunday night and a funeral on Monday afternoon.  This lady, Marge, and her husband (who passed a few years ago), were vital members of our congregation for many years, going back to the beginning of the church in the 70’s.  Please remember them in your prayers, that the Lord would give the family comfort in a time of loss.

The message this week begins our look at a few of the “macaroni” issues in Scripture.  That is to say, issues where changes in language and/or unawareness of the meaning of the phrase has led to problems in understanding what our Master or Scripture is trying to say.  I mention this in the message itself, but I will say it for those who follow along here.  I do not pretend to have perfect understanding, and I am always glad to hear from those who see these things differently.  Feel free to leave a comment or question on these posts.  This week we are looking at Peter’s keys and binding and loosing.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Keys to the Kingdom

Matthew 16:13-20

Sermon notes 2/5/12

  1. What are the Keys of the Kingdom?

    1. An OT picture – Isaiah 22:15-22

    2. A Steward’s authority

      1. Matthew 19:27-29; Luke 22:24-30

      2. Binding and Loosing

  2. The real meaning of binding and loosing – Matthew 18:18-20

    1. Bind – Forbid

    2. Loose – Permit

    3. Legal decisions and authority

  3. What does it mean for us?

    1. This is Key – Open the door – Revelation 3:7-13

    2. Authority has limits

      1. Cannot rewrite God’s Word

      2. Interpretation – Acts 15:19-21

      3. Fulfilling the Law

    3. Building Stones – 1 Peter 2:1-12

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 1/29/12

We had a great time of worship in the Lord this Sunday.  We wrapped up our series looking at the jobs of a disciple by talking about what it means to make disciples.  We also participated in the Lord’s Supper together this week.  As always, the notes are available below the audio bar and you are invited to study further on your own.  Please feel free to leave comments as well if you have questions or would like to discuss anything further.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Being a Disciple

Sermon notes 1/29/12

  1. Four Jobs of a Disciple

    1. Memorize their teacher’s words – John 2:22; 15:20

    2. Learn the teacher’s traditions and interpretations– Luke 11:1

    3. Imitate their teacher’s actions – Luke 6:40

    4. To raise up disciples – Matthew 28:18-20

  2. To Raise Up Disciples – Matthew 28:18-20

    1. To make disciples you must first be a disciple

    2. Immersion/Baptism – Luke 6:46-49

    3. No picking and choosing – Matthew 5:17-20

    4. All Disciples are Jesus’ Disciples – Matthew 23:8-12

  3. A Very Long Task – Matthew 28:20

    1. A New Birth – John 3:3, 1 Corinthians 3:1

    2. Faith like a child – 1 Corinthians 13:11

    3. Growing up – Ephesians 4:15-16

    4. A Spiritual Parent – 1 Cor. 3:10-11, 1 Thess. 2:9-12

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 1/15/12

We had a great time together this week as we continue to talk about the characteristics of disciples.  This week focuses on understanding Jesus’ teaching and what macaroni has to do with theological understanding.  The sermon outline is available below the audio bar.  May you be richly bless by God’s Word this week.

One further note: we have our new microphone, but the volume is a little hot on it this week so the audio is pretty loud.  I tried to process it down, but it was just a little much.  Sort of overcompensates for the quiet audio of the last few weeks.  I plan to have it worked out by next week.

Being a Disciple

Sermon notes 1/15/12

  1. Four Jobs of a Disciple

    1. Memorize their teacher’s words – John 2:22; 15:20

    2. Learn the teacher’s traditions and interpretations– Luke 11:1

    3. Imitate their teacher’s actions – Luke 6:40

    4. To raise up disciples – Matthew 28:18-20

  2. Learn the teacher’s traditions and interpretations

    1. Luke 11:1-4; 27-28

    2. The Macaroni Principle

    3. Understanding the Rabbi

  3. Two Examples of Theological Macaroni

    1. Jesus and the Law – Matthew 5:14-20

      1. Abolish and Fulfill

      2. Interpretations of the Torah – Matthew 5:21-48

      3. Be careful what you approve – Romans 14:22

    2. Hypocritical Pharisees – Matthew 23:1-36

      1. Understanding true hypocrisy

      2. Judgment and Justification

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 10/23/11

We had a great time in the Lord this morning.  A good group of folks with wonderful singing and praises and prayer and fellowship.  The ladies are filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child this week and getting ready to send those off as well as doing their Secret Sister celebration for the year.

The message this morning is about circumcision of the heart.  It is a challenge for each of us as we live day by day in God’s grace.  The notes are available below for additional study or just for following along.  May God bless you through His powerful Word.

P.S. The comment about standing and sitting at the beginning of the recording is a reference to the fact that we had just sung “Praise Ye the Lord” as a congregational special with the kids leading the song.

Circumcision of the Heart

Romans 2:12-29

Sermon notes 10/16/11

  1. What is a circumcised heart?

    1. Deuteronomy 10:12-21

    2. Deuteronomy 30:1-20

    3. An obedient heart

  2. What is an uncircumcised heart?

    1. Jeremiah 6:10

    2. Acts 7:51-53

    3. Unable to hear or obey

  3. Who circumcises the heart?

    1. The seeming contradiction

      1. Deuteronomy 10:16; Jeremiah 4:4

        1. Among thorns – Matthew 13:7

        2. Distracted living

      2. Deuteronomy 30:6; Colossians 2:9-15

    2. Bringing it to completion – Philippians 1:3-11

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