The Gospel of Jesus from Matthew PowerPoint Sermons Series

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1.    Early Ministry

2.    Parables of Power              

3.    Miracles and Teachings of Christ

4.    End of the World / Only the Beginning! (now complete!)


100+ Message Collection--Almost all with PowerPoint included and handouts.

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Matthew Based Series on the life of Christ

Section 1--Early Ministry:

Before There Was Time"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: Before There Was Time" - Matthew 1:1
First in brand new series looks at Christ in eternity past. There are 7 Attributes that Jesus possessed long before coming to the Earth, and He still has these qualities today...and forever!



Jesus Christ in Old Testament"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: B.C. to A.D." - Matthew 1:1-17
Christ in the Old Testament--Before He walked the earth as the God Man, He was present in types, pictures, prophecies, and in reality!



Life Swap"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: Life Swap" - Matthew 3:13-17
Baptism of Christ--The carpenter trades in His woodworking tools and becomes a rebuilder of human hearts, as He carves out a way of escape for hell bound mankind.



Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: Swordfight in the Desert" - Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus didn’t just defeat sin for us on the started early in His ministry when He was tempted.




fishing sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: Go Fish" - Matthew 4:12-25
Jesus’ analogy of fishing helps us understand our job as His disciples.




Beatitudes"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: When God Shows Thru" - Matthew 5:1-5
The beatitudes--The opening lines of ’the greatest sermon ever preached by the greatest preacher Who ever lived!’



Beatitudes"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: A New Attitude" - Matthew 5:6-8
What 'Bee' Your Attitude?  The Beatitudes will give us a new attitude UPWARD, a new attitude OUTWARD, and a new attitude INWARD.



Peace Persecution PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: A 'Peace' in the Puzzle" - Matthew 5:9-12
How to Enjoy the Christian life...from the Beatitudes. We must Eliminate Strife and Endure Spite.  Also, why are the righteous persecuted, and why does Jesus say for us to rejoice when it happens to us?   [2 parts]



Matthew 5:13"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Salty Saints" - Matthew 5:13
One of the great illustrations used by the greatest preacher as He gave the greatest sermon of all time.




Light Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Lights of the World" - Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus taught of the POWER of the light, the PLACES of the light, the PUTTING OUT of the light, and the PURPOSE of the light.




Jesus OT PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Jesus' Bible" - Matthew 5:17
Old becomes New as Jesus explains how He is the fulfillment of the law and prophets...The CULMINATION of the law, APPRECIATION for the law, and INTERPRETATION of the law. [5 mistakes the Pharisees made].     [2 parts]



Prayer PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed" - Matthew 6:8-13
The Lord’s model prayer shows us that prayer is just Talking to Him, prayer is Asking, and prayer is Praising. It must begin and end with Him!




Secret Message"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Super Secret Message" - Matthew 6:1-18
Superman theme about good things we should do in secret, and secret sins and their demise.  [Clark Kent Christians]




Sitting at Jesus' Feet PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Sitting at Jesus' Feet" - Luke 8:35
7 things we find when we are willing to sit at the feet of Jesus. Includes all the places they took Him and things they did.




Matthew 6 PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Who Owns You?" - Matthew 6:19-24
"The Sermon on the Amount" - Do you own your possessions or do they own you? "Things" can take a toll on: The Heart-AFFECTIONS, The mind-PERCEPTIONS, The will-DIRECTIONS.



Worry PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Don't Worry, Be Happy!" - Matthew 6:25-34
It’s easy to say, "Don’t Worry," but it’s better to give someone the tools Jesus provided here to win the war over worrying. The FATHER FACTOR, the FOCUS FACTOR, and the FUTURE FACTOR.



Jury Duty Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Jury Duty" - Matthew 7:1-7:5
Jesus said "Judge Not." What this means, doesn’t mean, and how the Lord masterfully illustrated the true interpretation of this verse.




The Invitation PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Invitation" - Matthew 7:13-29
2 Men, 2 Foundations, 2 Houses, & 1 Storm. We must heed Jesus’ teachings, not just hear them...that is wise and not foolish.

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Prayer PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The 7 Prayers of Matthew 8" - Matthew 8:1-34
Study on the miracles Jesus wants to do in our lives and in our world today, and how our prayers can make all the difference!




Matthew 8:23-27 PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Storm Before the Calm" - Matthew 8:23-27
Jesus and His disciples are on a stormy sea, and we can learn much about our voyage thru life by way of this passage.




Sick of the Palsy PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Greatest of All Miracles" - Matthew 9:1-8
The whole place went thru the roof after this man was let down thru it and met Jesus! The PARDON, the POWER, and the PRAISE. 




Missions PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Harvest Time" - Matthew 9:35-38
Most will never ’Come’ to Jesus until they are ’Brought’ to Jesus. The COMPASSION of the SAVIOR, the CONDITION of the SHEEP, & the COMMISSION of the SAINTS.



Gospels PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Miracles Keep Coming" - Matthew 9

Sins forgiven was the greatest miracle, but what followed were no small feats:  Dead raised, demons cast out, blind seeing, and regular 'Joes' being called to the ministry!

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Apostles PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Different Men Who Made a Difference" - Matthew 10:1-4
"Meet the Apostles"--Unique message presented in first person. Each one was different, but each was used to make a difference!




The few, the proud, the disciples sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Few, the Proud, the Disciples" - Matthew 10:1-42
Forsake the Fears, Forget the Foes, and Follow the Family of Friends that make up this special group.




John the Baptist PowerPoint Message"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  John The Baptist" - John 1:19-37
He prepared the way of the Lord, pioneered soul winning, and was the greatest man ever born, according to Jesus...but even he had his doubts, which Christ satisfied!



Jesus PowerPoint Sermon Come Unto Me"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  A Great Invitation" - Matthew 11:16-30
Jesus said that although many won’t respond, we still need to extend His "Great Invitation"--Decision leads to Development and Discovery.




Unforgivable sin PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Sin God Won't Forgive" - Matthew 12:22-32
All sins but one can be erased but not all are consistently resisted. Thankfully, the ’unpardonable sin’ is easily avoided.


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Section 2--Parables of Power:

Matthew 13 PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Sower" - Matthew 13:1-23
75% in this parable didn’t truly get saved. Was the problem the Sower, the Seed, or the Soil? 25% did get saved, and we can see how!



Parables of Power of Jesus Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Wheat and the Tares" - Matthew 13:24-30
’Holy Tares’ we could call them...for they are in the church, but not in the body of Christ. The SOWING, the GROWING, and the MOWING [reaping].



Mustard Seed PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Mustard Seed" - Matthew 13:31-32
Oh the power of the little seed which became the greatest plant...but then comes the aberration into a tree for the devil’s dirty birds!



Parable of the Hidden Treasure PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Hidden Treasure" - Matthew 13:44
Nothing can destroy God’s people, Israel--Not killing all male babies, or burning their cities, not gas chambers, and not a nuke from Iran. Israel’s FAVOUR, their FAILURE, and their FUTURE.



Matthew 13 Parable of the Pearl PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Pearl" - Matthew 13:45-46
The church is God’s Pearl of Great Price. How the pearl was WROUGHT, how it was SOUGHT, and how it was BOUGHT.




Matthew 13:47-50 PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Drag-Net" - Matthew 13:47-13:50
Final installment of the "Kingdom Parables" sub series.  We live in the days of ’invitation’, but there is coming a day of ’separation’ as God examines all those pulled up in the net.



Kingdom Parables PowerPoint Sermons"Understanding the Kingdom of Heaven" - Matthew 13:11
"The Kingdom" is a mystery to many Christians--Is it physical or spiritual? On earth or elsewhere? Present or Future? The Bible’s answers on some of these questions may surprise you.



Matthew 18:23-35 Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Unmerciful Servant" - Matthew 18:21
The key to forgiving others is found in our own forgiveness. And the Bible also indicates a level of ’forgetting’ Christ can make us capable of.




Luke 11 Prayer PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Friend at Midnight" - Luke 11:1-13
Putting persistence in our prayers--When Jesus was asked by His disciples to teach them to pray, He said they need to ask, then seek, and finally knock until the door opens.




Luke 21 Barren Fig Tree Parable Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Barren Fig Tree" - Luke 13:6-9

The interpretation is for the lost to repent while there is time...but Jesus makes much application for the saved to bear fruit, since that is why He left us here.



Luke 14 Parables PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Great Supper" - Luke 14:1-24
Jesus’ sense of humor shows up in a big way during some awkward dinner table moments, esp. when He talked about people and the excuses they offer.



Go Ye PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  It's Go Time!" - Luke 14:16-23
The first 2 letters of the GOSPEL are "GO"! Let’s go INVITE them, let’s go INSTRUCT them, let’s go INSPIRE them, and let’s go INVOLVE them.



Luke 15 PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  God's Lost and Found" - Luke 15:1-32
3 stories, 1 parable, many great truths! The Lost SHEEP, the Lost SILVER, the Lost SON, and the Lost SIBLING.




Luke 16 PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Unjust Steward" - Luke 16:1-15
This man was dishonest, but he was still commended for his shrewd investing and wise prudence in preparing for the future.




April Fool's Day PowerPoint Sermons"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Rich Fool" - Luke 12:16-21
The Parable of the Rich Fool. "Affluenza" is the disease, the love of money is the root cause, and this story of Jesus is the cure!




Luke 18 Parable PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Unjust Judge" - Luke 18:1-8
Includes info. on "Jessica’s Law", child predators, lenient judges, and some powerful spiritual lessons Jesus taught about His Father and about prayer.




Luke 18:9-14 PowerPoint Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS: A 'Good Enough' Sermon" - Luke 18:9-14
Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican - The church is full of ’good people’ who need to know the difference between self-righteousness and God’s righteousness. See entire service in video format!

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Parable of the workers in the vineyard"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard"- Matthew 20:1-16
Is God really fair? Our Lord’s Justice, Faithfulness, Sovereignty, and Judgment all come together as He answers Peter’s questions.



Parable of the 2 Debtors Sermon"THE GOSPEL OF JESUS:  The Jerusalem 500" - Luke 7:41-43
Parable of the 2 Debtors. One was forgiven 50 denarii and the other 500. Jesus uses this to aid our understanding of sin and forgiveness.



Parable of the Pounds Sermon"How to Gain a Few Pounds" - Luke 19:11-27
The Parable of the Pounds - We are each entrusted with the weighty matter of carrying the gospel. But how well are we bearing the burden God has placed in our pack?



Matthew 21:28-32 Sermon"My Two Sons" - Matthew 21:28-32
The Parable of the 2 Sons - The character quality of giving AND keeping your word, and of genuine repentance to do the right thing. Much needed today!



Wicked Vinedressers Sermon"The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen" - Matthew 21:33-41
Even wives and ladies can be ’husbandmen’ [vinedressers] in the field in which we are planted. But what do we think of the ’boss’ and how do we treat His Son?



Matthew 22:1-14 Sermon"The Parable of the Wedding Garment" - Matthew 22:1-22:14
God’s justice in His courts leaves the lost standing naked with no defense -- Provision, invitation, inspection, detection, interrogation, conviction & expulsion.



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Section 3--Miracles and Teachings of Christ:

"Death of a Conscience" - Matthew 14:1-12
Resurrecting that little voice we have laid to rest is not impossible, but succeeding in life without it is!  [Story of Herod, the lap dance, and the death of John the Baptist]




"The SUPERSIZED Happy Meal" - Matthew 14:14-21
The Feeding of the 5,000 is a miraculous example of how our God can take what little we have and make much of it, if only we place it in HIS hands!



Matthew 14:22-33 Sermon"Water Walking 101" - Matthew 14:22-33
Sadly, many ’boat people’ in the church will never step out in faith and see what God can do thru them, but all can look to Jesus during storms and learn how to rise above.



"Suffering Children" - Matthew 19:13-15
There are many suffering children out there, but not many who are ‘suffering the children’ to come to Jesus.  Christ gives us 3 ways to bless them and bring them to Him.  [Pre-VBS Message]



"Truth or Tradition?" - Matthew 15:1-20
Guess who’s come for a visit? It’s the big whigs from denominational headquarters. Isn’t it sad that Jesus had more problems w/ the religious than the lost? They made it all an outward matter and not an inward experience.




"Great is Thy Faith" - Matthew 15:21-28
Did you hear Jesus call her a dog? A helpful examination of a difficult passage - 1. The Agonizing Mother 2. The Amazing Master 3. The Appealing Miracle



"Who is Jesus Christ to You?" - Matthew 16:13-17
It’s the PERENNIAL question, a PERSONAL question, & a PROVIDENTIAL question. A Legend? A Liar? A Lunatic? Or is He LORD?!



"A Chip off the Old Block" - Matthew 16:17-20
Peter was a little stone in the church built on the Rock, and by the Rock! The church’s Foundation, The church’s Function, and Future.



"I Have Decided..." - Matthew 16:21-26
Jesus didn’t put the demands of being a disciple in fine print at the bottom of the contract...but IN BOLD TYPE! The cross PRESENTED, the cross REJECTED, the cross ACCEPTED.



"Jesus Christ Supernova" -  Matthew 17:1-8
[TRANSFIGURATION] It is the brightest spectacle in the universe. And it’s the closest thing I can wrap my head around to imagine Jesus in all of His glorious, powerful, infinite brightness.



"Coming Down the Mountain" - Matthew 17:14-21
It’s nice to have a bright, shining, mountaintop experience, but what happens when we descend back to regular life? [Post-transfiguration teaching]



"Servant or Celebrity?" -  Matthew 18:1-10
What were the disciples arguing about? Who would get to wash the other's feet? Who would clean the ancient toilets? No, they were arguing over who would be the greatest.



"3 Who Won't & 1 Who Will" -  Matthew 18:8-9
“God has no grandchildren, only children” - “To be 99% sure is 100% unacceptable” - “The only thing longer than life is eternity” - Whatever keeps you from getting saved...CUT IT OFF!



"Get Along Children" -  Matthew 18:15-35
People of God make up a family, and families sometimes ’feud’. Jesus lays out some helpful rules for restoration - 1. Personal Effort 2. Plural Effort 3. Public Effort

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"A Put Away Message" -  Matthew 19:3-9
Whether single or’s all about prevention. A tactful, Biblical handling of this delicate subject of the ’putting away’ of a spouse. Presented w/ compassion, mercy, and yet truth.



"Can I Be in Charge?" -  Matthew 20:17-34
Their mommy spoke for them. Jesus answered that the way up is down. His PASSION PREDICTED, the PATHWAY PRESCRIBED, the POWER PROVIDED.






"The King is Coming!" -  Matthew 21:1-17
The final week of Jesus’ ministry is beginning, and the triumphal entry is a prelude to so much that will happen that week, and in eternity as well! First in a series that will lead us all the way to Easter.






"Four Questions" -  Matthew 22:15-46
ENTRAPMENT! Jesus’ enemies sought to entangle Him--their guns were loaded, and so were their questions. But His answers left them speechless. Then Jesus posed a question of His own.

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"Unmasking the Hypocrite" -  Matthew 23:1-39
Jesus did something no one else had done...He stood up to the religious bullies that were leading people astray. There’s much we can learn about hypocrisy here.



Here's 4 Bonus Messages we are including in this series on other Miracles of Jesus from other gospels...

"Three 'Forths' of the Battle" - Healing of the man with the withered hand.  Jesus said, "Stand Forth, Stretch Forth, and Send Forth!"




"Little White Spots" - The Leprosy of Sin. The MISERY of the LEPER, the MERCY of the LORD, and the MINISTRY of the LAW.




"4 Words 2 Change U Life" - "Thy Sins Are Forgiven"...Simon the Pharisee and this woman from the "red torch district" both needed forgiveness, but only 1 received it.




"A Walk By The Water" - The Miserable Patient and the Mighty Physician... The Impotent Man: The Market, the Multitude, the Man, the Messiah, the Mercy, the Message.


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Section 4--The End of the World...Only the Beginning!:

"The Beginning of Labor Pains" -  Matthew 24:1-8
We are already feeling the ’birth pangs’ Jesus said would proceed the end times. This world’s contractions are close together, the earth is dilated to 10 & could deliver at any time!



"Welcome to the Tribulation" -  Matthew 24:9-14
Satan’s full program cannot run while the Spirit is still here in the hearts of believers...but once the salt is removed from this earth there is no more preservation found for it!



"Storm Warning" -  Matt. 24:14; Rev. 7
A lull before the BIG storm - What the church has failed to do for 2,000 years will be accomplished quickly during the tribulation.



"The Backbone of Bible Prophecy" -  Matt. 24:15; Dan. 9:24-27
Understand this and the rest is much more clear.  Jesus said to turn back to Daniel and see the 70 Weeks of Years - the most amazing prophecy in the Bible!

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"Super Sunday, Super Tuesday, & Satan's Superman" -  2 Thessalonians 2:1-10
Jesus rode into town on Sunday, and He rose on the next Super Sunday, but He gave these super teachings about the end of the world on Tuesday.



"The King is Coming...Again!" -  Revelation 19:11-21
The BIGGEST battle of all time will also be the quickest! Jesus is coming back VISIBLY, VICTORIOUSLY, & w/ a VENGEANCE.



"Wedding Day" -  Revelation 19:1-10
"Marriage Supper of the Lamb" - The church will not go thru the tribulation…we will be part of an evacuation! Inc. 4 things a good marriage will have.



"The Last Harvest" -  Revelation 14:9-20
How could this be? A river of blood 4’ deep for 200 miles? Because you reap WHAT you sow, you reap LATER than you sow, & you reap MORE than you sow.



"End Times Explosion" -  Matthew 24:32-44
Bible reasons why a soon return of Christ is not just possible but PROBABLE - Compelling evidence that at any time now Christ could explode onto the scene, rupturing the sky and rapturing the saints!



"Saved to Serve" -  Matthew 25:14-25:30
The Parable of the Talents reminds Christians that we weren’t saved to sit, soak, and sour...we were saved to serve! Just like in tennis-Service begins w/ ’Love’.



"WWJD-WY?" -  Matthew 25:31-46
It’s not “What Would Jesus Do”, it’s “What WILL Jesus Do...With You?”, and the answer depends upon what you do decide to do with Jesus.



Shifting gears...

Just as the end of the world is only the beginning, the text now shows what looks like the end of the road for Jesus, but His sacrificial death proves to be only the beginning as well!

"The King is Coming!" -  Matthew 21:1-17
The final week of Jesus’ ministry is beginning, and the triumphal entry is a prelude to so much that will happen that week, and in eternity as well!



"Getting Ready for the Cross" -  Matthew 26:1-13
Jesus will be the Passover Lamb! The ANNOUNCING of the cross, the ARRANGING of the cross, the ANOINTING for the cross.



"Palms in the Garden" -  Matthew 26:36-56       Message Video 
The only palms that really mattered eternally during passion week were Jesus’ palms. A study of all His hands touched and accomplished, and what they were about to do! 



"Two on Trial" -  Matthew 26:57-75
Passion Week: A careful examination of the text reveals there were really 2 people being tried. Not only Jesus, but also Peter.



"Call Me Barabbas" -  Matthew 27:11-31
Politician Pilate is on trial now, and he has a finger in the air checking the wind’s direction. Instead of doing what is right, he does what is easy.



"The Highest Hill in the World" -  Matthew 27:31-43
Calvary’s Simon - compelled. Calvary’s Soldiers - calloused. Calvary’s Suffering - Complete! How to renew a passion for the Passion of Christ.



"The Purpose and Proof of the Resurrection" -  Matthew 27:50-28:15
Just like the end of the world is actually only the beginning, this was not the end for Jesus. He Who was is ’the Beginning’ is just getting started!



Deleted Scenes from "The Passion of the Christ" - As good as the movie was, I prefer "the book."  A two hour film couldn't possibly include some of the most wonderful scenes which can be found on the "cutting room floor."



"The Next 40 Days..." -  John 21:25
A chronological overview of what happened after Jesus arose, whom He appeared unto, and what He said before leaving earth -- His passion truly wasn’t the end, but the beginning!



"Heartburn" -  Luke 24:13-33
It was a walk to remember, but they had forgotten Jesus’ promise of His resurrection. They went from being HEARTBROKEN, to doing some HEARTSEARCHING, to their HEART BURNING within them.



"Cast the Net" -  John 21:1-14
Jesus talked about fishing often…he ate fish several times in the Bible, He called these fishermen to be His disciples, and when it came time to teach these guys an object lesson, He knew what to use!



"What Jesus Left Behind" -  Acts 1:6-11
40 days after the resurrection is the ascension.  His final words give us vision and purpose until His return.  We should never forget these 7 things that Jesus remembered to leave behind.

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