Resources on Matthew

Matthew 15:1-9 and Luke 9:23-25

SCRIPTURE Luke 9:23-25 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? Matthew 15:2-9 Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash…

Matthew 2:13-23

INTRODUCTION Jesus is the hope of the world.  What do you tend to do when you’re feeling hopeless? What are some ways that we can find hope in Jesus Christ? SCRIPTURE Matthew 2:1-12 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and…

Matthew 2:1-12

INTRODUCTION Jesus is the hope of the world.  What do you tend to do when you’re feeling hopeless? What are some ways that we can find hope in Jesus Christ? SCRIPTURE Matthew 2:1-12 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and…

Matthew 1:18-25

INTRODUCTION Jesus is the hope of the world. What makes Jesus unique? What makes Jesus our ultimate source of hope?   SCRIPTURE Matthew 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her…

Matthew 7:24-29

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 7:24-29 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on…

Matthew 7:15-23

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 7:7-14 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one…

Matthew 7:7-14

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 7:7-14 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one…

Matthew 7:1-6

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 7:1-6 Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that…

Matthew 6:25-34

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the…

Treasure in Heaven, Matthew 6:19-24

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and…

Matthew 6:5-18

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 6:5-18 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you,…

Love your enemies, Matthew 5:43-6:4

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:43-6:4 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be…

Keeping your promises, Matthew 5:31-42

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:31-42 31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her…

Matters of the Heart, Matthew 5:21-30

Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:21-30 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be…

Salt and Light, Matthew 5:13-20

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:13-20 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.  14 “You…

Blessed in Christ, Matthew 5:1-12

INTRODUCTION Imagine a life completely committed to Jesus. What do you imagine when you imagine a life completely committed to Jesus? What is one thing that needs to change in your life to move towards “completely committed to Jesus?” SCRIPTURE Matthew 5:1-12 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.  2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:  3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs…