The wise and foolish builders

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Matthew 7:15-29

Key Verse: Matthew 7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (NIVUK)

Jesus gives the warning that people must not only hear but also accept and act upon His teachings if they are to receive the gift of eternal life and be saved from eternal damnation.

The immediate context in Jesus teaching is His warning that there are people who outwardly look the same as Christians, and sincerely believe themselves to be Christians, without actually being Christians. On the day of judgement they will pled they religious activities as evidence of their Christianity, yet they will be banished from His presence because they trusted in their “Christian” activities rather than trusting in Jesus’ actions and His promises.

In the light of this danger of false Christianity and false hope, Jesus uses the parable of wise and foolish builders to make plain how get our response to His teachings about Himself has eternal consequences.

Then later Paul, writing to the church at Corinth, warns the believers to not only build on the correct foundation, but when building to use quality building material, such as gold and precious stones rather than wood, hay and stubble.Then later Paul, writing to the church at Corinth, warns the believers to not only build on the correct foundation, but when building to use quality building material, such as gold and precious stones rather than wood, hay and stubble.

Sermon Points:
A: Two men
B: Two foundations

Series: Matthew

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service , 25 January 2015

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Advent: A new Exodus

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Matthew 1:18-2:18

Key Verse: Matthew 2:14-15 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘Out of Egypt I called my son.

(Sorry the mic was not switched on for the first few minutes. Introduction missed.)
Matthew in his laying out of the gospel shows the parallels between the people of Israel and the incarnate Son of God. Exodus from Egypt/Jesus comes out of EgyptRed Sea/Jesus Baptism Wander around desert for 40 years/fasting in desert 40 daysLaw given on mount Sinai/Jesus preached the sermon on mount, interpreting the true meaning of the law

Sermon Points:
A: Birth of a special son
“The God who thunders in creation, now cries in a manger”
B: Escape from a crazy king
YouTube video from Desiring God of John Piper reading of his Christmas poem “The Innkeeper”www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ykhJMSoElI
C: Escape to a new life with God
To know God, to be a slave of Jesus Christ is to be free

Series: 2014 Advent Season

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service, 21 December 2014

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Can I tempt you with something

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Reading: Matthew 3
Key Verse: Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. (NIVUK)
In the Old Testament both Adam & Israel are called a son of God. Both when tempted fell and brought condemnation on themselves.

Like Adam, in the Garden of Eden, Jesus, in the desert, was tempted to doubt the goodness of God, to misuse Scripture and to disobey one of God’s clear commands. But where Adam, a son of God, fell into sin, Jesus, The Son of God, stood up under the temptation to sin, able to bear the full weight of the temptation.

Sin puts ourselves first. Jesus’ self giving love kept him following the Father’s plan putting the Father’s will first.
Sermon Points:
A: Jesus the Obedient Son
B: Temptations of the Son
1: Physical need/Hunger – Tempted to doubt God’s goodness/change situation God has placed Him in
2: Misuse of scripture – Tempted to believe a lie/put God to the test
3: Path of suffering/Avoid the cross – Tempted to take the easy way/compromise on God’s laws
C: How we should face our temptations
1: By faith in Jesus
2: By looking for a way out
3: By relying on the Holy Spirit

Series: Matthew
Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service, 28 December 2014


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