Citizens of His Kingdom

Matthew #14

April 21, 2024 • Kevin Bennett • Matthew 26, Matthew 27:1–5

In the face of two betrayals, Matthew invites the reader to identify with our own unfaithfulness and take our place at the table of hope, which is Jesus' invitation to any who know they need grace.

Matthew #13

April 14, 2024 • Bryan McCullough • Matthew 23, Matthew 24, Matthew 25

In the final days before Jesus is crucified, he presents, with extreme clarity, the eternal consequences of accepting or rejecting him. There will be two groups: one that belongs to Jesus and one that does not. Which one will you be in?

Matthew #12

April 7, 2024 • Kevin Bennett • Matthew 22:1–14

Jesus condemns the Jewish leader's rejection of God's invitation to the party but also highlights for us how we can accept His invitation of grace in Christ and feast forever.

Easter Sunday

March 31, 2024 • Bryan McCullough • Luke 24:13–35

Something eternally significant is communicated when we say, "He is Risen" and reply with, "He is Risen, indeed." The first part changed the world for eternity, and the second part changes us for eternity. As we look at some events immediately following Christ's resurrection, consider where you are on your path and how Jesus is revealing himself to you.

Good Friday

March 29, 2024 • Sean Davidson

Matthew #11

March 24, 2024 • Kevin Bennett • Matthew 21:1–13

Jesus enters Jerusalem for the Passover as a king, juxtaposed with Pilate of Rome. The text invites you to consider which King and Kingdom do you really want?

Matthew #10

March 17, 2024 • Sean Davidson • Matthew 18:15–35

Using a story about a man who fails to extend the grace that has been extended to him, Jesus shows us that forgiveness is not optional in His Kingdom.

Matthew #9

March 10, 2024 • Scott Stonehouse • Matthew 15, Matthew 16

In Matthew 15-16, Jesus has several interactions with Pharisees, Gentiles, and his own disciples. What becomes clear is that Jesus is looking for those who have a heart of faith. Are we people who have a heart of faith?

Matthew #8

March 3, 2024 • Jonathan Lilley • Matthew 12:9–37

In Matthew 12, Jesus is facing his most severe opposition yet. The Jewish religious leaders even dismiss His works as that of the devil. Yet Jesus turns his story of rejection into our story of acceptance. As lines are drawn, which side are you on?

Matthew #7

February 25, 2024 • Kevin Bennett • Matthew 10

This part of Matthew shows us Jesus’ agenda for developing His disciples: be with Jesus, become like him, and do as he did. This will involve opposition from those who oppose Jesus.

Matthew #6

February 18, 2024 • Bryan McCullough • Matthew 8, Matthew 9

Following the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew takes us on an up close and personal look at Jesus at work. We get to experience Jesus performing miracles all over the place, proving his authority, demonstrating his mission, and preparing his disciples.

Matthew #5

February 11, 2024 • Kevin Bennett • Matthew 7

Jesus brings the Sermon on the Mount to a head, presenting an opportunity to trust in Him for our righteousness instead of our own works.

Matthew #4

February 4, 2024 • Ryan Bear • Matthew 6:24–34

We are in the middle of Jesus' sermon on the Mount his manifesto to his followers of the values and lifestyle of God's kingdom citizens. While Jesus calls his followers to be totally devoted to him, what if that devotion threatens their needs and important concerns? This is what Jesus speaks to in this message.

Matthew #3

January 28, 2024 • Sean Davidson • Matthew 4:23–25, Matthew 5

We need a revolution of the heart. You say you want a revolution. In this message, we are talking about our role in this world as citizens of the Kingdom, the Redeemer’s mission, and the righteousness that Christ requires of us.

Matthew #2

January 21, 2024 • Taylor Russell • Matthew 3:13–17, Matthew 4:1–11

As Jesus is led by the Spirit out into the wilderness, we see a clash of Kingdoms. The Temptations of Jesus show us how the devil wages war against the Kingdom of Heaven, YET the responses of Jesus show us why His Kingdom will never fail.