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Sermons by Scott Head

Gospel of Matthew – The Necessity of the Death of Christ

We continue our walk through the Gospel of Matthew in Matthew 16:21-23 and make some sense out of our Lord’s rebuke of Peter in which we hear the starling words, “Get behind me Satan.” — A New Time of Teaching Begins— Peter’s Presumption— Get Behind Me— Cross-less Christianity— Peter’s Error Public Reading: Romans 5:1-11; Benediction: Jude v.24-25 Matthew 16:21-23 21 From that time…

Gospel of Matthew – Who do You say that I am?

Our sermon is entitled, “Gospel of Matthew – Who do You say that I am?” We will look at a very controversial but key passage regarding the Lord’s church, Matthew 16:13-20. Our outline should give you a flavor of what we will learn. I. Who do you say that I am?II. The Rock, who or what is it?—— Roman Catholic view—— Early…

Gospel of Matthew – Interpreting the Signs Around Us

We go again to the Gospel of Matthew for our message, entitled “Interpreting the Signs Around Us.” We enter into the great Chapter 16, perhaps the key chapter of the whole gospel. We will see yet another confrontation with the religious leaders and learn how they themselves serve as a ‘sign of the times.’ How do we think about our own times?…

Gospel of Matthew – 4,000 Mouths to Feed

Today we dive into Matthew 15:29-39 Public Reading: Isaiah 55:1-9; Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Matthew 15:29-39 29 Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put…

Gospel of Matthew – Struggling Into the Mercy of Christ

Public Reading: Luke 18:1-8; Benediction: Ephesians 6:24 Matthew 15:21-28 21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word.…

Gospel of Matthew – Clean Hearts and Clean Hands

Public Reading: Psalm 15; Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21 Matthew 15:1-20 15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” 3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor…

Gospel of Matthew – Little Faith, Growing Faith

Today we will cover Matthew 14:22-36 and will find the disciples in yet another tight spot requiring faith. Here we witness Jesus’ teaching and training of the disciples as he sends them out to sea alone. We will learn about the role of trials and what faith is. Our outline is: I. Alone in the Hills – 3 Reasons— Weariness— Forceful Kingship—…

Gospel of Matthew – Jesus Satisfies the Hungry

In this message we will look again to the Gospel of Matthew, our message is entitled, “Jesus Satisfies the Hungry.” It will be drawn from Matthew 14:13-21. Here we see a marvelous miracle of our Lord who is compassionate, and caring. Despite His exhaustion, Jesus feeds the masses. Come, let’s see how this encouraging message will build us up! Public Reading: Psalm…

Gospel of Matthew – Martyrdom of John the Baptist

In Matthew 14:1-12 we encounter a sad story. Here Matthew relates how John the Baptist met his end at the hands of Herod Antipas and Herodias, two very wicked people who serve as powerful pictures of the opposition to the Word of God. John’s life tracks very closely to the life of Jesus, and the story’s position in the gospel marks a…

Gospel of Matthew – Rejection of Jesus

In Matthew 13:53-58, we discover that Jesus is rejected, not merely by the religious leaders of his day, but by his home town. They couldn’t believe that Jesus was who He said, after all, he was the carpenter’s son they all knew since he was a kid. Bu that unbelief had an effect. It limited the Lord’s work in their midst. This…