The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached

The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached

Jesus Touches the Untouchable

Sermon #25 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 8:1-4). Sermon in Sentence – “Jesus is ready and willing to touch every untouchable sinner who will admit their unclean and hopeless condition, and in humility come to Him in faith.”

The Danger of Self-Deception

Sermon #24 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:21-27). Sermon in Sentence – “Do not deceive yourself: No one will ever enter the kingdom of heaven by merely professing, merely doing, or merely hearing the right things, but by entering into a personal relationship with Jesus that is demonstrated through a life of obedience.”

Warning against False Prophets

Sermon #23 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:12). Sermon in Sentence – “Since our hope of eternal life is dependent on our entering through the narrow gate onto the narrow path, then you and I must practice vigilance and use discernment so that we may recognize those whose goal is to lead us from that narrow path.”

Enter by the Narrow Gate

Sermon #22 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:13-14). Sermon in Sentence – “Jesus demands that we make an intentional choice to enter then journey down the narrow and difficult path to eternal life because all other paths make up the wide road that ultimately leads to eternal destruction.”

The Golden Rule

Sermon #21 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:12). Sermon in Sentence – “The authoritative standard that should govern every Christian’s life as we relate to others is that we are to be consciously concerned with their best-interests, treating them just as we would desire to be treated, and as God has treated us.”

Praying with Persistence and Confidence

Sermon #20 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:7-). 11 Sermon in Sentence – “As believers and children of our Heavenly Father, we must be persistent in our prayers, confident that He will hear and answer us according to His good and perfect will.”

“Judge Not!”

Sermon #19 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:1-6). Sermon in Sentence – “Christians are not called to suspend all critical thinking or the practice of discernment, but we are prohibited from having a self-righteous, hypercritical spirit that presumes to sit in judgment over others.”

Worry Is Incompatible with the Christian Life

Sermon #18 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:25-34. Sermon in Sentence – “Because worry is a sin that demonstrates a lack of faith and trust in God, it is therefore incompatible with the Christian life that seeks to put God first.”

Whom Will You Serve, God or Mammon?

Sermon #17 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:22-24. Sermon in Sentence – “The life of a true Christian is characterized by a clear-eyed, single-minded devotion to Christ that refuses to be ruled by money and possessions, but instead treasures, worships and serves the Lord whole-heartedly.”

What Is Your Treasure (And Where Are You Storing It)?

Sermon #16 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:19-21. Sermon in Sentence – “Our hearts are naturally drawn toward the place where our treasure is kept, so we must cultivate a heaven-focused heart by keeping an eternal perspective toward our temporary wealth.”

The Lord’s Model Prayer

Sermon #15 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:5-15. Sermon in Sentence – “True prayer is the highest activity of our souls through which we declare our desire for God’s glory and acknowledge our complete dependence upon His grace.”

Playing for an Audience of One

Sermon #14 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:1-6; 16-18. Sermon in a Sentence – “A believer’s motivation to engage in deeds of righteousness must never be to gain the fleeting applause of others, but rather the lasting approval of God the Father.”

Radical Righteousness: The Christian and All-Out Love

Scripture Reference:  Matthew 5:43-48 Sermon in a Sentence The radical righteousness that Christ demands requires us to love not only our friends who love us in return, but also our enemies who hate us and desire to harm us, because we are true children of God who live with a heavenly rather than an earthly perspective. Sermon Outline As believers, we are not to limit the degree to which we love, or the people to whom we show love. Engaging…

Radical Righteousness: The Christian and Retaliation

Sermon #12 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:38-42). Sermon in a Sentence – “The radical righteousness that Christ requires necessitates that rather than retaliating and seeking revenge when we are wronged, we should instead use every opportunity to serve those who mistreat us as a testimony to God’s grace and mercy.”

Radical Righteousness: The Christian and Divorce

Sermon #10 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:31-32). Sermon in a Sentence – “The radical demands of the righteousness that Christ requires tells us that a husband and wife will pursue a lifelong monogamous marriage, allowing nothing to separate them.”

Radical Righteousness: The Christian and Lust

Sermon #9 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:27-30). Sermon in a Sentence – “The radical demands of the righteousness that Christ requires tells us that lust in the heart is just as serious as the physical act of adultery.”

Radical Righteousness: The Christian and Murder

Sermon #8 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:21-26). Sermon in a Sentence – “The radical demands of the righteousness that Christ requires tells us that murder in the heart is just as serious as murder in action.”

Christ, the Christian, and the Law

Sermon #7 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:17-20). Sermon in a Sentence – “The radical righteousness that God demands exceeds the superficial and outward conformity to the letter of the Law and instead requires an even deeper level of obedience to God’s righteous standards, giving evidence of the new birth.”

Salty and Shiny Christians

Sermon #6 from the series: “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:13-16). Sermon in a Sentence – “Believers have the inherent qualities of “salt” and “light,” and therefore must actively allow those qualities to impact and penetrate the decaying and darkened world in which they live for the glory of God.”
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