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Sermons on Matthew 16

You searched for sermons from the Book of: Matthew 16
 
Putting Jesus in His Place  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 21–28
Matthew 16: 21–27 for LFM
Summary: Although we find joy and comfort in following Jesus, we accept the call to take up our crosses because we do not shrink back from facing the evil of the world.
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I Am, I Was, I Will Be!  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 13–20
Summary: So many of our origin stories are not quite true. We rewrite our past to justify our status in the present. But in contrast to the origin story of the mighty Roman Empire, Jesus Christ is the real thing. Always was. Always will be. Even though Peter’s a little unclear on the details, he recognizes this. Will we?
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Who Do You Say That I Am?  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 13–20
Summary: Who is Jesus for you? The varied answers we might give have one unifying tie: If Jesus is important, then we must be responsible to him as his disciples. Jesus asked Peter this basic question, and the apostle’s response initiated a life of responsible discipleship. We have been called through baptism to a similar life.
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When the Cross Bears Us  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 21–28
Matthew 16: 21–27 for LFM
Summary: The response of Christianity to the problem of human suffering is that even pain has a place — somewhere, somehow — in God’s plan.
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The Gospel Question  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 13–20
Summary: Jesus asks us a question, through a question he asked his followers. Our answer to that question not only reminds us of who he is, but of who we are and, more importantly, who we ought to be, how we are to live, and where we eventually hope to go.
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Receiving a Revelation  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 13–20
Summary: When Peter declared that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, Jesus said that God had revealed that truth to Peter. God does indeed grant revelations to humans. God wants us to know what his plans for us are. The Bible is full of persons who received revelations of God. Jewish and Christian history have numerous stories of faithful souls who have had God’s reality and truth revealed to them. A revelation can happen to anyone, anytime, any place.
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Point of No Return  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 13–20
Summary:  Peter’s confession of Jesus’ identity represents a point of no return for both Jesus and his disciples. Jesus challenges his followers to confess his identity and then unleashes them to serve in his mission.
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Necessary Things  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 21–27
Summary:  Although we are often confused about what we think is necessary for us to live a good life, Jesus is quite clear. To live life abundantly, he calls us to give up the attachments that we think are essential and take up the truly necessary challenge of following him through suffering to eternal life.
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Finding the Bottom Line  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 21–28
Summary: Anyone with good sense knows that they ought to look for the bottom line in the decisions they make. Jesus was profoundly committed to the bottom line ― for himself, and for us. For most of us, the problem is that we don’t necessarily recognize the bottom line when we see it.
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Be Like Jesus  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 16: 21–27
Summary: A baseball story reminds us that “taking up our cross” means trying to be like Jesus.
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