Matthew

Matthew 3
Title: The Trinity - The Divine Community

Date: May 5, 2013

Theme: The One True God is the Holy Trinity - Three Persons in Perfect relationship from all eternity - the Divine Community.

Text: Matthew 3:16-17; John 17:24

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Title: The Pleasure of Parenting 101

Date: June 2, 2013

Theme: How a perfect God can love us even when we are boneheads.

Text: Matthew 3:17

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Matthew 4
Title: Called To Jesus Christ

Date: September 16, 2012

Theme: God has called us to Himself so decisively in Christ that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have is transformed as we live our entire lives in response to His call.

Text: Matthew 4:18-22

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Matthew 5
Title: Christ and the Moral Aspect of the Law

Date: April 18, 2004

Theme: The moral law finds its focus and fulfillment in Christ, Who perfectly displayed the character of God, delivered us from the curse of the law, and enables us to fulfill the Law by His Spirit.

Text: Matthew 5:17; Romans 3:31

Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34

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Title: Common Grace - Restraining the Effects of the Fall

Date: May 13, 2007

Theme: Despite the catastrophic effects of the fall, God continues to be gracious and has provided various ways of restraining the effects of the curse so that it does not destroy everything.

Text: Matthew 5:43-45; Romans 2:14-15

Reading: Psalm 145:8-16

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Title: What God Demands - And Gives

Date: September 19, 2010

Theme: God demands that I be perfect in holiness, love and integrity - and He gives this to me through Christ.

Text: Matthew 5:48

Reading: Psalm 33:1-5


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Matthew 6
Title: Welcome To My Closet

Date: February 17, 2013

Theme: A look into the intimacy of prayer, by Perry Anderson. Also includes a recording of the taking of the Lord's Supper.

Text: Matthew 6:5-6

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Title: Pray Like Jesus - The Lord's Prayer

Date: August 26, 2012

Theme: When we pray, how should we pray?  Is it a matter of words or attitudes?

Text: Matthew 6:5-15

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Title: Praying To Our Father In Heaven

Date: January 5, 2014

Theme: Christians pray to our Father in heaven, the transcendent God who loves us, for His kingdom rule to come - both now and forevermore.

Text: Matthew 6:9-13


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Title: Praying For Our Daily Bread

Date: January 12, 2014

Theme: Christians pray to God for our daily bread, labor to help provide it for others, and look to Christ, the True Eternal Bread.


Text: Matthew 6:11

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Title: Praying For Our Forgiveness

Date: January 26, 2014

Theme: Christians pray to God for forgiveness of our many sins, knowing that asking for forgiveness requires that we extend it to others ourselves.


Text: Matthew 6:12

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Title: Praying For Our Deliverance

Date: February 2, 2014

Theme: Christians pray to God to be protected from Satan and his temptations, humbly recognizing our need for God and His grace to sustain us.


Text: Matthew 6:13

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Title: On Being 'Single' - Seeking First the Kingdom

Date: October 30, 2005

Theme: God calls us to be truly ‘single’ – devoted first and foremost to Him and His Kingdom - before seeking marriage.

Text: Matthew 6:24-33

Reading: Psalm 84:10-12

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Title: Live by Faith - Not Anxiety

Date: May 1, 2011

Theme:  We must learn to focus on the Kingdom of God, and not the fears and worries of this world. Otherwise we will fail to realize that which God has called us to become.

Text:  Matthew 6:25-34

Reading:  Joshua 1:1-9

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Matthew 7
Title: Provision By Prayer

Date: October 3, 2004

Theme:
As a loving Father, God delights to hear our prayers and provide for us the things we need from Him.

Text: Matthew 7:7-11

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Matthew 9
Title: Building Up the Church of God

Date: April 3, 2011

Theme: Garey discusses his vision for RCC and how God is strategically calling RCC to be sent forth by BRCC to fulfill the mission God has given to them.

Text:  Matthew 9:36-38; John 4:35-38; Luke 9:49-50

Reading:  Matthew 16:13-20

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Title: Lee and Carol Short

Date: August 14, 2011

Theme:  Lee Short shares about the ministry of LSMI in Mexico and around the world.

Text: Matthew 9:36-38

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Matthew 14
Title: From Good Beginning To Great Ending

Date: October 12, 2014

Theme: The crucible of faith reveals exactly where our ability ends and invites us to experience the power and kindness of a faithful God.

Text: Matthew 14:22-32

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Matthew 18
Title: Growing As A Community

Date: February 3, 2013

Theme: God calls His people to growth in their relationships with one another, building a close knit community centered around Christ.

Text: Matthew 18:19-20

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Title: Growing In Prayer

Date: February 10, 2013

Theme: Jesus gives us astounding promises for prayer, to encourage us to pray to God, especially with one another.

Text: Matthew 18:19-20

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Matthew 19
Title: The Tragedy of Divorce

Date: February 19, 2006

Theme: Divorce is a tragedy arising from man's sin which produces devastating effects on all involved, so Christians should always work to save marriages.

Text: Matthew 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16

Reading: Psalm 99:1-5

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Title: Does God Ever Allow Divorce?

Date: February 26, 2006

Theme: Although God hates divorce, He does allow it if there has been sexual immorality or if an unbeliever leaves a believer.

Text: Matthew 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16

Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

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Title: Divorce and Remarriage Today

Date: March 12, 2006

Theme: God may allow remarriage, but the sinful conduct which destroyed the previous marriage must be rectified first through repentance and proper actions.

Text: Matthew 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16

Reading: Psalm 103:8-14

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Title: Is Cohabitation the Same As Marriage?

Date: December 4, 2005

Theme: Cohabitation is different in both purpose and practice from marriage, and it does not fit the biblical parameters for marriage and thus does not benefit the individuals or society.

Text: Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:3-6

Reading: Psalm 63:1-5

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Title: Does God Allow Homosexual Marriage?

Date: December 11, 2005

Theme: Although Christians must show compassion to those trapped in homosexuality, we must be clear that it is a sin, and that God would never condone homosexual marriage.

Text: Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:3-6

Reading: Luke 1:46-55

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Title: The New Heavens and the New Earth (Part 2)

Date: August 26, 2007

Theme: The new heavens and new earth will exhibit both continuity and discontinuity with the present heavens and earth.

Text: 2 Peter 3:10; Matthew 19:28

Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14

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Matthew 22

Title: The Heart of God's Law

Date: July 31, 2011

Theme:  All the law is summarized in these two commandments: You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your soul, and with all of your mind; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Text: Matthew 22:34-40//Mark 12:28-34

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Title: A Life That Fulfills God's Purpose

Date: October 14, 2007

Theme: God calls us to live a life of love and service toward Him and others.

Text: Matthew 22:36-40

Reading: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

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Matthew 25
Title: Ministry in Jails and Prisons (by Chaplain Chase Wood)

Date: February 13, 2011

Theme: Chaplain Chase Wood shares about the ministry at the local detention centers.

Text: Matthew 25:34-40

Reading: Psalm 40:1-3

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Matthew 26
Title: The Thanksgiving Meal

Date: August 19, 2012

Theme: The Eucharist is the thanksgiving meal, where God’s people receive His grace anew, and give thanks for His many blessings.

Text: Matthew 26:26-29

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Title: Protection Through Prayer

Date: September 26, 2004

Theme: We need to pray as a church to be protected from the
enemy in the spiritual warfare that rages around us.

Text: Matthew 26:41

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Matthew 27
Title: It is Finished

Date: November 7, 2004

Text: Matthew 27:50-54; John 19:28-30

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Matthew 28
Title: Risen!

Date: April 8, 2012

Theme:  Jesus has been raised from the dead, and His people are to worship Him and, despite opposition, tell this good news to the world.

Text: Matthew 28:1-20

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Title: The Great Claim, The Great Commission, The Great Comfort

Date: February 22, 2011

Theme: As disciples of Christ we respond to the great commission by the power of Christ and the comfort that He gives.

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Reading: Acts 1:1-11

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Title: Report on 2007 Missions rip to Niger

Date: February 18, 2007

Theme: Report on 2007 Missions Trip to NIger

Text: Matthew 28:18-20

Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7

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Title: Commissioned by God

Date: June 28, 2009

Theme: We have been commissioned and empowered by God to go forth and make disciples, baptizing and teaching them the fullness of the faith.

Text: Matthew 28:18-20

Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7

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Title: Every Square Inch

Theme: Jesus Christ is the risen and exalted Lord over all things, ruling every square inch of the universe for God’s glory.

Text: Matthew 28:18-20

Reading: Psalm 93

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Title: Baptism

Date: February 16, 2014

Theme: Jesus commands everyone who has believed in Him to be water baptized as part of being a disciple of Christ.


Text: Matthew 28:18-20

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Title: Why Should I Be Baptized?

Theme: Christ commands His followers to be baptized in water as the sign and seal of our union with Him, to receive power in our struggle with sin, and testify of our faith in Him.

Text: Matthew 28:19-20

Reading: Acts 2:36-41

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Title: Baptism in the Name of the Lord

Theme: Water baptism is done under the authority of the Trinity in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Text: Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38

Reading: Acts 10:34-48

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