ARCHIVES - MATTHEW
October 28, 2021, 6:49 PM

SERMON SEEDS ARCHIVES

MATTHEW

Through no fault of our own, about 5 years of Sermon Seeds was deleted from the Website of the First Baptist Church.

We decided that it was time to begin archiving them in a different way.

Please be patient as we gradually archive these outlines.

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MATTHEW 1:18-25 – WHEN PLANS CHANGE

INTRO: Give examples of times when people’s plans were changed through sickness, death, disobedience of another, or disaster of some kind. Then tell how God helped during the problem.

We’ll all face change!

How do we handle it?

Joseph helps us.

Joseph’s Dilemma – Vs. 18

Espoused (equivalent to marriage, but the marriage had not been consummated.)  to Mary, now she’s pregnant. “What do I now?”

The changes God allows will often test our faith and place us in the middle of a dilemma. James 1:2-4

Joseph’s Devotion – Vs. 19

He was a just, or righteous man. – Romans 1:16-17 – Could not marry Mary because of perceived breach of righteousness. 1 Timothy 2:2

He had compassion despite being hurt. – Not put her to public shame. Ephesians 4:32

Joseph’s Directions – Vss. 20-23

God gave Joseph directions in a dream.

Vs. 23 – Jesus is still “God with us.” Matthew 28:20

Getting Directions: Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:105, James 1:5-8, 1 Samuel 3:9-10

Joseph’s Decision – Vss. 24-25

Joseph decided to do as he was told.

Saul had a problem because of disobedience. 1 Samuel 15:22-23

We cannot have God’s best unless we decide to obey.

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MATTHEW 1:25 – GOD WITH US

Matthew 1:21-23 (KJV) - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Jesus is:

GOD WITH US WHEN WE SIN – 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 2:1-2

GOD WITH US WHEN WE SORROW – Matthew 11:28-30

GOD WITH US WHEN WE NEED STRENGTH – Philippians 4:13

GOD WITH US WHEN WE ARE SINNED AGAINST – Matthew 10:24-25

GOD WITH US WHEN WE ARE SEPARATED (IN DEATH) Psalm 116:15, 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-9

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MATTHEW 2:1-12 – AN EVENTFUL VISIT

The Wise Men came to Jerusalem searching for the Messiah.

They brought a DIRECTED INQUIRY – Vss. 1-2

They caused a DISTURBED KINGDOM - Vs. 3

They were seeking the fulfillment of a DISTINCT PROPHECY – Vss. 4-6

They received DECEITFUL INSTRUCTIONS – Vss. 7-8

They had a DELIGHTFUL VISIT – Vss. 9-11

They listened to DIVINE INTERVENTION – Vs. 12

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MATTHEW 2:1-12 – WISE MEN STILL

There are many wise people mentioned in the Bible.

There were Enoch and Noah, wise enough to walk with God.

There was Ruth, wise enough to say to her Jewish mother-in-law,

"...for whither thou goest I will go; and whither thou lodgest, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God; (Ruth 1:16)

There was Andrew, who was wise enough to bring people to Jesus.

There was David, who was wise enough to confront Goliath when nobody else would and to say "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

There was Martha, wise enough entertain Jesus in her home.

There was Martha's sister, Mary, wise enough to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear His word.

And, of course, there were the wise men, who visited Jesus when he was born.

There are still wise men (and women) today. God is looking for wise men who will imitate the qualities of the wise men of Matthew 2.

So, who were the wise men?

     · We know very little about them. 

· They have been known as the “three kings”, but we do not know that they were kings.

· We do not even know that there were three of them.  The idea of there being three wise men comes from the fact that they brought three gifts.

· The word used for wise men is actually “magi”, the word from which we get the word, magic.  They were specialists in astronomy.

· They were monotheistic, believing in one God.

Evidently God spoke to them through the stars.  Having seen “His star”, they came to worship Him.

WISE PEOPLE STILL COME - Vss. 1-10

They were Gentiles. This was Indicative that Jesus came for the whole world, Jews and Gentiles alike.

Probably traveled hundreds of miles, thought they were rich, it was an inconvenience.

Wise men still come for salvation.

Wise enough to know they are sinners who need a Savior.

1 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 2:8-9, Revelation 22:17

Wise men still come for fellowship.  John 15:4-5, 7

Vss. 3-10 – Comment

WISE PEOPLE STILL WORSHIP - Vss. 2, 11

He is God – John 1:1-2

He should be worshipped. Don’t miss it. Revelation 5:12

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, etc.

WISE PEOPLE STILL GIVE - Vs. 11

Gold – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Frankincense – Psalm 141:2, Revelation 5:8

Myrrh – Used in embalming – Luke 9:23-24

WISE PEOPLE STILL LISTEN - Vs. 12

Hear what God is saying. Matthew 11:15

Do it. John 14:15

WISE PEOPLE STILL SHARE – Vs. 2

Public Venue – Willing to share our faith. – Romans 1:16

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MATTHEW 2:12-25 – PROTECTED

God made sure that Jesus was protected from Herod.

God still protects His children today. Galatians 3:26

As Jesus was, so we are:

PROTECTED BY GOD’S EXISTENCE

He is eternal – Exodus 3:13-14, Psalm 90:1-2

PROTECTED BY GOD’S PRESENCE

Psalm 139:7-10

PROTECTED BY GOD’S KNOWLEDGE

God new Herod’s plans, before Herod did!  No tragedy or problem ever takes God by surprise. Psalm 139:1-6

PROTECTED BY GOD’S GUIDANCE

Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:105, John 16:13-14 – The Wise Men and Joseph were guided so Herod was unable to hurt Jesus.

PROTECTED BY GOD’S POWER

Deuteronomy 33:25, 27, Psalm 18:32, Philippians 4:13

PROTECTED BY GOD’S LOVE

Jeremiah 31:3, Psalm 118:28-29

Jesus faced much, but was always loved. We face much but will be ever loved by God.

PROTECTED BY GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY            

Psalm 93

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MATTHEW 3:1-12 – MEET JOHN THE BAPTIST

JOHN'S MINISTRY - Vss. 1-6

JOHN'S MESSAGE - Vss. 7-10

JOHN'S MASTER - Vss. 11-12

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MATTHEW 5:13-20 – IMPACTING YOUR WORLD

BE SALTY – Vs. 13

BE SHINING – Vss. 14-16

BE SCRIPTURAL – Vss. 17-20

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MATTHEW 7:13-23 – BE RIGHT!

 

ENTER THE RIGHT GATE - Vss. 13-14

Only one gate brings life. It is the narrow gate of faith in Christ.

EXAMINE FOR RIGHT FRUIT - Vss. 15-20

We can tell if a person is a real prophet or a false one, based on the type of "fruit" which they produce.

EXPECT THE RIGHT JUDGMENT Vss. 21-23

God is the one who truly knows each heart.

He will not be deceived.

He will judge accurately.

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MATTHEW 8:5-13 – WHAT A SOLDIER! (OR, MAN)

A HURTING SOLDIER – Vss. 5-7

A HUMBLE SOLDIER – Vs. 8

A HOPEFUL SOLDIER – Vss. 8-9

AN HONORED SOLDIER – Vss. 10-13  

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MATTHEW 13:24-30, 37-43 – DOWN ON THE FARM

This parable by Jesus tells us why things are so bad in the world today, and why we shouldn't worry about the future.

GOOD SEED - Vss. 24, 37-38

Jesus is the sower of the good seed in the world.

GREAT EVIL - Vss. 25-26, 38-39

Satan is responsible for planting the weeds.

The good seed are born again Christians.

The evil seed are those without Christ. They are children of the Devil.

GRAVE REPORT - Vss. 27-28

The weeds are springing up with the good seed.

GENEROUS HARVEST - Vss. 29-30, 40-43

 For the Fire (Hell) - Vss. 40-42

For the Barn (Heaven) - Vs. 43

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Matthew 14:13-36, 26:26-30  - CONSIDER CHRIST

John 1:14

CONSIDER CHRIST AS CREATOR – Matthew 14:13-21

Only Jesus could take 5 loaves and 2 fishes and create food to feed 5,000 men plus women and children.  Colossians 1:16-17

CONSIDER CHRIST AS CONTRADICTOR – Matthew 14:22-31

Walking on water is contrary the law of gravity. Jesus shows his deity by walking on water and enabling Peter to do so.

CONSIDER CHRIST AS CONTROLLER – MATTHEW 14:32-33

Jesus rules over nature. He can calm any storm. Matthew 8:23-27

CONSIDER CHRIST AS CORRECTOR – Matthew 14:34-36

When Adam and Eve sinned, sickness and death entered the world.  As God, Jesus corrected sickness and death as He healed the sick and raised the dead.  Luke 7:11-16

CONSIDER CHRIST AS COMPLETOR – Matthew 26:26-30

The Old Covenant says, “You will be, if you obey”.  The New Covenant says, “You are because you believe.” The bread and the cup are memorials for the price Jesus paid to complete the New Covenant.   Exodus 19:4-6, 1 Peter 2:9, 21-25

I used this message as a Communion Message.

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MATTHEW 15:21-28 – WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

The “woman of Canaan” was distinctive because of her faith.

SHE WAS NOT SHY – Vss. 21-22

SHE WAS NOT SWAYED – Vss. 23-24

SHE WAS NOT STOPPED – Vss. 25-27

SHE WAS SATISFIED – Vs. 28

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MATTHEW 20:1-16 – THE GRACE PARABLE

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

THE RECRUITMENT OF GRACE – Vss. 1-8

This parable indicates that people are recruited for salvation at various times of the “day” we call life. Some are saved early, when they can give a full day of service to the master.  Some people come at midlife, or at the end of life, or even on the death bed.

THE REWARDS OF GRACE – Vss. 9-10

Although there will be various rewards in Heaven, everyone receives the same “wage” in a sense. Whether you are saved early or late in life, there is the reward of eternal life.

THE RESENTMENT OF GRACE – Vss. 11-12

Some may think they are deserving of more and may resent the person who comes to Christ late in life.  They didn’t get to endure the struggles and labors that come with serving Christ after salvation. They resent those who seem to get in “by the skin of their teeth”.

THE REMINDERS OF GRACE – Vss. 13-16

God can save who He wants, when He wants, and how He wants.  God is not evil because He saves some late in life and does not require that they go through the rigors of the Christian life here on earth. God is good, because He shows grace to so many people.

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MATTHEW 25:1-13 – WHEN JESUS COMES  

WILL YOU BE FOOLISH OR NOT FOOLISH (WISE)? – Vss. 1-4

WILL YOU BE READY OR NOT READY – Vss. 5-10

WILL YOU BE IN OR OUT? – Vss. 10-12

WILL YOU BE WATCHING OR NOT WATCHING? – Vs. 13

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MATTHEW 28:1-10 – EASTER ANGEL

Much is said about the angels at Christmastime.  However, the angels were active at the resurrection as well.  Here is one such angel at work.

THE ANGEL’S ACTIONS – Vss. 1-4

He rolled back the stone.

He scared the guards.

THE ANGEL’S ANNOUNCEMENT – Vss. 5-7

They were not to fear.

Jesus was not there, but risen.

They were to see where the Lord lay.

They were to tell the disciples.

THE ANGEL AUTHENTICATED – Vss. 8-10

Jesus appeared to the women and showed that what the angel had said was correct.

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Matthew 28:18-20 - THE GREAT COMMISSION

Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

PREMISE – Because Jesus has all power, we have the power to fulfill the Great Commission.

PROCEDURE

  1. Go
  2. Teach (“Make Disciples”)
  3. Baptize (After one is saved)
  4. Train – Teach new converts to follow Christ’s teaching.

PROMISE - lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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