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May 9, 2021  

97 - Many a truth is said in jest

Matthew 27:27-44 - Steve Hope

  1. Jesus reigns as King (v27-37)
  2. Jesus destroys the temple (v38-40)
  3. Jesus saves others (v41-44)
May 2, 2021  

96 - Who murdered Jesus Christ?

Matthew 27:11-26 - Steve Hope

  1. A question of crowns (v11)
  2. A question of confusion (vv12-14)
  3. A question of choice (v1v5-21)
  4. A question of cowardice (v2v2-23)
  5. A question of culpability (vv24-26)
April 25, 2021  

95 - Self-inflicted Tragedy

Matthew 26:69-27:10 - Steve Hope

The tragedy of:

  1. Peter: Afraid for his own Reputation (26:69-75)
  2. Judas: Atoning for his own Wrongdoing (27:1-5)
  3. Priests: Absolution for their own Responsibility (27:6-10)
April 19, 2021  

94 - Jesus on Trial

Matthew 26:57-68 - Steve Hope

  1. Innocence is confirmed (v57-63a)
  2. Identity is confessed (v63b-64)
  3. Irony is conveyed (v65-68)
April 12, 2021  

93 - Preparing for the Trial 2

Matthew 26:36-56 - Steve Hope

  1. The Sorrow is Overwhelming (v36-38)
  2. The Submission is Overflowing (v39)
  3. The Sleep is Overpowering (v40-46)
  4. The Sinful Over-reaction (v47-52)
  5. The Scripture is Over-ruling (v53-56)
April 4, 2021  

92 - Preparing for the Trial - Overconfidence

Matthew 26:31-35 - Steve Hope

  1. The Suffering is Overhead (V31)
  2. The Shepherd will Overcome (V32)
  3. The Servants are Overconfident (V33-35)

 

March 28, 2021  

91 - Why did Jesus die?

Matthew 26:17-30 - Steve Hope

Why did Jesus die?

  1. Because of a Divine Plan (vv 17-19)
  2. Because of an Evil Plot (vv 20-25)
  3. Because of a New Passover (vv 26-30)
March 22, 2021  

90 - Passover Plots and Perfume

Matthew 26:1-16 - Steve Hope

  1. The resolve for the death of Jesus (vv1-5)
  2. The response to the death of Jesus (vv6-13)
  3. The 'riches' from the death of Jesus (vv14-16)
March 14, 2021  

89 - Sheep and Goats

Matthew 25:31-46 - Steve Hope

March 7, 2021  

88 - Investing in God’s gifts

Matthew 25:14-30 - Steve Hope

  1. Entrusted with resources (vv14-18)
  2. Called to account (vv19-27)
  3. Facing the judgement (vv28-30)
February 28, 2021  

87 - Be prepared to wait

Matthew 25:1-13 - Steve Hope

  1. The wise are prepared for delay (v1-4)
  2. The bridegroom's coming is delayed (v5-7)
  3. The foolish are unprepared for delay (v8-13)
February 21, 2021  
February 14, 2021  

85 - What you need to know about the future - Part 2

Matthew 24:1-35 - Steve Hope

Tell us about the future (v1-3)...

  1. Know what's normal (v4-14)
  2. Know what's coming (v15-31)
  3. Know what's true (v32-35)
February 8, 2021  

84 - What you need to know about the future

Matthew 24:1-35 - Steve Hope

Tell us about the future (v1-3)...

  1. Know what's normal (v4-14)

    1. False messiahs (v4-5)
    2. War/Conflict (v6-7a)
    3. Famine and Earthquakes (v7b)
    4. Persecution of the Church (v9)
    5. Apostasy (v10-12)
    6. God's people will persevere (v13)
    7. God's gospel will progress (v14)
February 1, 2021  

83 - Jesus the Judge

Matthew 23v13-39 - Steve Hope

  1. The Judge brings charges (v13-32)
  2. The Judge brings condemnation (v33-36)
  3. The Judge shows compassion (v37-39)
January 24, 2021  

82 - Jesus the Judge - Part 1

Matthew 23:13-39 - Steve Hope

The Judge brings Charges

  1. Charge #1 (v13-15)

    1. Mask - Evangelists
    2. Reality - Close the door to heaven and open the door to Hell
  2. Charge #2 (v16-24)
    1. Mask - Guides to the people
    2. Reality - Blind Fools
  3. Charge #3 (v25-28)
    1. Mask - Externally Clean
    2. Reality - Internally Filthy
  4. Charge #4 (v29-32)
    1. Mask - Honouring God's Messengers
    2. Reality - Murdering God's Messiah
January 17, 2021  

81 - Hypocrisy vs Humility

Matthew 23:1-12 - Steve Hope

  1. Jesus exposes hypocritical religion (v1-7)

    1. "..they do not practice what they preach" (v3-4)
    2. "..everything they do is done for people to see" (v5-7)
  2. Jesus exalts humble servanthood (v8-12)
January 10, 2021  

80 - The Identity of the Messiah

Matthew 22:41-46 - Steve Hope

  1. The most important question (v41-42a)
  2. Part of the answer: The Davidic King (v42b)
  3. The rest of the answer: The Divine King (v43-45)
  4. The most inappropriate response (v46)
January 3, 2021  

79 - Total Love

Matthew 22:34-40 - Steve Hope

  1. Love God with all of yourself (v34-37)
  2. Love your neighbour as yourself (v39)
  3. Total love fulfils God's Word (v40)
January 3, 2021  

78 - Incredible Resurrection

Matthew 22:23-33 - Steve Hope

  1. Sadducees: The Resurrection is ridiculous (vv23-28)
  2. Jesus: "You do not know the scriptures or the power of God" (v29-33)
    1. The Power of God (v30)
    2. The Scriptures (v31-32)
December 6, 2020  

77 - The Image of Authority

Matthew 22:15-22 - Steve Hope.

  1. The Wrong Attitude to God's Authority (v15-18)
  2. A Right Perspective on ALL Authority (v19-22)
November 29, 2020  

76 - God’s Wedding Invitation

Matthew 22:1-14 - Steve Hope

  1. The Invitation is Rejected (v1-7)
  2. The Invitation is Extended (v8-14)
November 22, 2020  

75 - The Parable of the Tenants

Matthew 21:33-46 - Steve Hope

  1. The Tenants are Cared For (v33-34)
  2. The Tenants are Callous (v35-39)
  3. The Tenants are Crushed (v40-46)
November 15, 2020  

74 - By what Authority?

Matthew 21:23-32 - Steve Hope

  1. Rightly Recognise Jesus' Authority (v23-27)
  2. Rightly Respond to Jesus' Authority (v28-32)
November 8, 2020  

73 - The Donkey, the Temple and the Fig Tree

Matthew 21:1-22 - Steve Hope

  1. The Donkey: The humble king who comes to save - (v1-11)
  2. The Temple: The angry king who comes to judge and restore - (v12-17)
  3. The Fig Tree: The fruitful king who comes to replant (v18-22)
November 1, 2020  

72 - Can you see?

Matthew 20v29-34 - Steve Hope

  1. Seeing Jesus' Identity - the "Son of David" - (v29-31)
  2. Seeing their need - "Have mercy on us "  (v29-31)
  3. Seeing Jesus' Compassion - Mercy for Us (v32-34a)
  4. Can you see? (v34b)
October 18, 2020  

71 - True Greatness

Matthew 20:17-28 - Steve Hope

  1. Greatness in Sacrifice (v17-19)
  2. Greatness in Serving (v20-28)
October 5, 2020  

70 - Undeserved Favour

Matthew 20:1-16 Steve Hope

  1. Generosity - (v1-9)
  2. Grumbling - (v10-12)
  3. Grace - (v13-16)
September 27, 2020  

69 - Who then can be saved?

Matthew 19:13-30 - Steve Hope

  1. Those who bring nothing find welcome (v13-15)
  2. Those who have much find entry hard (v16-26)
  3. Those who surrender all find reward (v27-30)
September 20, 2020  

68 - Marriage and Singleness in God’s Kingdom

Matthew 19:1-12 - Steve Hope

 

  1. Missing the Point (V1-3)
  2. Kingdom Marriage is Counter-Cultural (v4-10)
  3. Kingdom Singleness is Counter-Cultural (v10-12)
December 15, 2019  

67 - The Extent of Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35 - Steve Hope.

  1. Forgiveness is not limited in number (v21-22)
  2. You've been forgiven an unpayable debt (v23-27)
  3. You must forgive others their debt to you (v28-35)
December 4, 2019  

66 - Bringing back the Wandering Sheep

Matthew 18:15-20 - Steve Hope

  1. The Process of Church Discipline (v15-17)
  2. The Power of Church Discipline (v18)
  3. The Prayer of Church Discipline (v19-20)
November 24, 2019  

65 - God’s Little Ones

Matthew 18v1-14 - Steve Hope

  1. We Enter the Kingdom by becoming like children (v1-5)
  2. Causing God's children to stumble is disastrous (v6-9)
  3. ....because God cares for his children deeply (v10-14)
November 17, 2019  

64 - Sons and Subjects

Matthew 17:24-27 - Steve Hope

  1. Jesus is the Son of God
  2. Jesus' disciples are God's children
  3. We are to be model citizens on earth
October 20, 2019  

63 - Faith and Power

Matthew 17v14-23  - Steve Hope

  1. Our own power is powerless to do God's work -(v14-18)
  2. To do His work you need His power - (v19-20)
  3. The power of the cross and resurrection - (v22-23)
October 6, 2019  

62 - The Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1-13 - Steve Hope

  1. Look at His Glory (v1-3)
  2. Listen to His Word (v4-8)
  3. Live in His Plan (v9-13)
September 22, 2019  

61 - You are the Messiah - Part 2

Matthew 16:13-28 - Steve Hope

You are the Messiah

  1. Revealed by God - v17-20
  2. Unexpected by Men - v21-24
  3. Victorious over All - v25-28
September 15, 2019  

60 - You are the Messiah

15th September 2019 - Steve Hope

1. Jesus is the Messiah (v13-16)
a. Revealed by God (v17-20)
- By the Father....
.....Through His Church

July 29, 2019  

59 - Spiritual Blindness

Matthew 16v1-12 - Steve Hope

  1. Religious Leaders: Blinded by their Stubbornness - (v1-4)
  2. Disciples: Blinded by their Stomachs - (v5-12)
July 21, 2019  

58 - A Dog’s Dinner

Matthew 15v21-39 - Steve Hope

  1. For All People: Salvation comes through faith in Jesus - (v21-31)

  2. For All People: Satisfaction comes through food from Jesus -(v32-39)
July 7, 2019  

57 - Turning Religion Inside Out

Matthew 14v34-15v20 - 7th July 2019 - Steve Hope

  1. The Word of God is the foundation of
    authentic worship (14:34-15:9)

  2. The human heart is the foundation of real impurity (15:10-20)
June 23, 2019  

56 - Jesus: God over the Storm

Matthew 14:22-33 - Steve Hope

  1. Jesus is sovereign over the storm - (v22-24)
  2. Jesus is present during the storm - (v25-27)
  3. Jesus needs to be in our focus in the storm - (v28-33)
June 16, 2019  

55 - Bread from Heaven

Matthew 14:13-21 - Steve Hope
1. Divine Sympathy - (v13-14)
2. Divine Supply - (v15-19)
3. Divine Satisfaction - (v20-21)

June 2, 2019  

54 - Fear, Fury and Faith

Matthew 14v1-12 - Steve Hope

1. The Fearful Weakness of Herod
2. The Furious Wickedness of Herodias
3. The Faithful Witness of John the Baptist

May 26, 2019  

53 - Prejudice and Unbelief

Matthew 13v53-58 - Steve Hope

  1. The Power of Jesus is evident - (v53-54a)
  2. Prejudice feeds unbelief - (v54b-57)
  3. Unbelief results in God's rejection - (v58)
January 20, 2019  

52 - The Priceless Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 13v44-52 

The Priceless Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Heaven :-

  1. Is worth everything - (v44-46)
  2. Means everything- (v47-50)
  3. Is to be shared with everyone- (v51-52)
December 16, 2018  

51 - How does God’s Kingdom grow?

Matthew 13v24-43

How does God's Kingdom grow? Matthew 13v24-43

1. God's Kingdom is in a mixed world - v24-30

2. God's Kingdom will grow unexpectedly - v31-33

3. God's King will judge the mixed world - v34-43

December 2, 2018  

50 - Jesus’ Hearing Test

Matthew 13 v1-23

1. Parables reveal and conceal the message of the Kingdom - (v1-17)

a. Kingdom truth is revealed to Jesus' disciples - (v11-12)
b. Kingdom truth is concealed to the hard-hearted -( v13-15)

2. There are wrong ways to hear the message of the Kingdom - (v18-22)

a. The hard heart - (v18-19)
b. The shallow heart - (v20-21)
c. The secular heart - (v22)

3. There is a right way to hear the message of the Kingdom - the fruitful heart - (v23)

November 25, 2018  

49 - Water is thicker than blood

Matthew 12 v46-50

1. Jesus' disciples are his family (v46-49)

2. Our Father's will is the family bond (v50)

November 18, 2018  

48 - The Greatest Sign

Matthew 12v38-45

 

1. Jesus' Resurrection is the sign (V38-40)

2. There is no excuse for rejecting the sign (V41-42)

3. Rejecting the sign is deadly (V43-45)

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