Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

The Way of Reconciliation

Conflict is one of the most normal human experiences. But is it possible that we can address conflict in ways that don’t end up breaking relationships as is so common? What did the first Christians have that enabled them to thrive as a community even when their members made hurtful mistakes? Luke sheds some light on that in Acts 6:1-7.

Hannah at the Tomb

What would it have been like to be there when Jesus rose? Can you imagine seeing the very beginning of the church and meeting some of those people? This dramatic, imaginative, first-hand account of the life and times of Jesus will challenge you with a fresh look at Jesus and his invitation to follow Him. Follow along with fictional character Hannah, portrayed by Genevieve Lefevre, as she explores the real events outlined in the gospels following Christ’s crucifixion. *Christ’s Church…

Blessed the Best

When God doesn’t answer prayers in the way we expect, he can still take our disappointments and make them into something new. But what about those times when the unanswered prayer doesn’t appear to have any long-term gain at all? Is it possible that if we had prayed differently God could have turned an unanswered prayer into a better opportunity? 

Fast Forward

What’s the secret behind actually doing what Jesus did? In his showdown with Satan in the wilderness, Jesus shows us how to overcome the tests and temptations that are sure to come our way. What if giving something up was less about gritting our teeth and more about opening our hands? All through the season of Lent we’re learning how fasting from specific aspects of our lives can help us grow closer to God, and prepare us for the life…

The Untidy Aftermath of Christmas

“Before the Prince of Peace had learned to walk and talk, he was a homeless refugee with a price on his head.” – N.T. Wright Have you ever asked yourself, “Is God with me in the mess of my life?” So many stories end with the characters living happily ever after. But what about the Christmas story? What happens to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the untidy aftermath of Christmas? Christmas is a true story, a gritty and real story,…

A Different Kingdom

The political system in Jesus’ day was a mess. It was worse than a mess, it was horrific. And yet Jesus and his followers changed the world. How?… Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Serpents and Doves

How do I decide who to vote for? How can I have political conversations without blowing up my relationships? What does it mean to vote “like a Christian?” How do I get along with people I disagree with politically? Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Another Mile

The past year has been filled with tension and strife. Everything that has happened on a national scale is affecting us all on a personal level as well. Is there something we could do as a church and as individuals that would enable God to help us bring healing to our places of work, our schools and our homes?

Listen With Care

Listening is often more difficult than we realize. It’s not just about not talking, it’s about listening with our heart to the heart of another. Jesus modeled this for us in a surprising way. What if we too could bless others by listening with care?  Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Begin With Prayer

Every person wants to be a part of something bigger than themselves. We hate to feel like we are on the sidelines looking in. But given that “thoughts and prayers” have become a punch line for inaction, does prayer really have a place in making a difference in the world? Could it really be considered a meaningful way of getting involved?

Aren’t We Better Off Without Religion?

Sooner or later, every religion will disappoint, and every religious person will fail. That’s why the ultimate answer to the human problem isn’t found in any religion, but in a saving, transforming relationship with the God who made us, loves… Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Wonder on the Run

After the birth of Jesus, wonder was on the run when the holy family was told to flee to Egypt. From what do you seek refuge? Are there people seeking refuge that you can offer the hope of Jesus to? Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.