The Gospel of Matthew: The Kingdom Ethic

The Gospel of Matthew: The Kingdom Ethic

13 Messages | Nov. 2017 - Present

We all long for a better world. We want all that is broken around us to be fixed and restored. But what if this brokenness in our world, and even in our hearts, is merely a symptom of something deeper? This longing can only be satisfied when we are restored back to God. Jesus came to the earth to bring this restoration, to usher in a new kingdom. In his teaching and miracles he pointed towards this new way, and in his death he made it possible for us to be made citizens of it. In the kingdom of God we find the life and satisfaction we all long for, and it's ours because of Jesus.

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November 5, 2017 by

Have you ever been let down by something you had put so much hope into? In Matthew 1, the gospel writer helps us see with right anticipation who Jesus is and how he will never put our hope to shame.

Scripture: Matthew 1

November 12, 2017 by

When Jesus came to the earth, he was entering hostile enemy territory. Yet he came so that we could be brought into his new kingdom, the kingdom that alone will stand in the end.

Scripture: Matthew 2

November 19, 2017 by

The most important question we must answer is who Jesus is, because all that Jesus has ever said or done depends on his identity. God wants us to be so clear as to who Jesus is that he introduces Jesus through others and then tells us himself.

Scripture: Matthew 3

November 26, 2017 by

Whether we act, or don't act, resit or fall, we all are motivated by something. Looking at Jesus' temptation in Matthew 4, Tyler Velin shows how Jesus' motivation and actions are essential to our own choices in life.

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11

December 3, 2017 by

As Jesus begins his ministry, we see that his mission is to make disciples and bring all peoples into his kingdom.

Scripture: Matthew 4:12-25

December 31, 2017 by

As Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount, he shows us who is truly blessed and happy, and it is not whom we would expect. Jesus' God-centered vision changes what we long for and what we give away.

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-16

January 7, 2018 by

Jesus explains how he fulfills the Old Testament law in a way allows us to follow him with a heart-level obedience, an obedience that is only possible through the gospel.

Scripture: Matthew 5:17-32

January 14, 2018 by

Jesus' followers are called to live out a godly type of love. When we have received the costly, sacrificial love of Jesus, we are free to give this away lavishly to others.

Scripture: Matthew 5:33-48

January 21, 2018 by

In Matthew 6, we see the promise of great rewards and the hearts which seek to rob us of them. The reward Jesus holds out for the righteous is the reward of God himself.

Scripture: Matthew 6:1-18

January 28, 2018 by

Money is only money. It cannot compare with the satisfaction that we find in Jesus. But unless we rightly treasure God and trust him as our heavenly Father, it will negatively dominate our lives and hearts.

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-34

February 4, 2018 by

When we have received the goodness of God, we can then give this goodness away to others. Jesus' grace and self-sacrificial love are the ethic of his kingdom.

Scripture: Matthew 7:1-12

February 11, 2018 by

As Jesus wraps us his Sermon on the Mount, he leaves us with some strong warnings. He wants to make sure we know we will face God's judgment and live forever, which is why it is essential that we place our faith in him.

Scripture: Matthew 7:13-29

February 18, 2018 by

When Jesus heals three unlikely recipients, he demonstrates his power and his love, giving us a foretaste of what is to come.

Scripture: Matthew 8:1-17