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Sermons on Matthew

The Privilege of Sons

Our text for the morning sermon is Matthew 17:22-27. In this text, Matthew gives us Jesus’ response to paying of the temple tax. This account is only found in Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus’ response is different than his response to the Pharisees’ question about ceremonial washing in 15:2. Jesus claimed exemption from this tax because of who he was, yet he makes provision for himself and his disciples in a miraculous way.

Spiritual Victory through Christ

When Jesus came down from the mountain, he was immediately confronted with the failure of the disciples to do what he had given them the power to do (i.e., cast out a demon). Here Jesus seems to be most frustrated in his ministry. But Jesus brings healing and explains the need for the disciples to exercise their faith. We will consider the nature of saving faith and how the resurrection of Christ makes all the difference in our spiritual warfare.

The Mercy of the Son of David

Reference: Matthew 15:21-28 We see a contrast between the reception of Jesus among the scribes and Pharisees and among the gentiles. In our text, this Canaanite woman is presented as an example of faith to us. We will consider how we are to be encouraged in our faith by seeing Jesus’ response to her. Sermon…

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