RE:sermon is an effort to share the best thoughts from the most recent sermons. Too often, some of the “nuggets” of truth get lost in the noise and length of the sermon. Some of these need to be forgotten while others need to be repeated. As Doug Wilson once told me, “If it is good enough to say once, it is good enough to say twice.” With that in view, the following quotes were taken from two sermons preached in early March 2015. Both sermons come from our series in the Gospel of Matthew (Book 3). One sermon is titled WHO JESUS RECEIVES and the other is titled WHO JESUS REJECTS.
We have a responsibility to care for our family, our church, and the world…We all have a tendency to focus on caring for ONE of these areas, often at the EXPENSE of the others. We need to balance the competing tensions that exist between the three in order to avoid idolatry of any one.
Few of us hinder the children by actively stopping them from coming to Jesus; many of us hinder them through our PASSIVITY and INDIFFERENCE
The Road of life is the Road of God’s commandments. But the way to get on this road is THROUGH Christ. The way to walk this road is IN Christ. And the way to stay on this road is BY Christ.