Sermons from February 2020
Good news is the announcement that something wonderful has happened! Good news breaks into our lives bringing hope to out future. And this is why Matthew describes Jesus’ ministry as the declaration of good news because Jesus came to give lasting hope to lost people. Jesus is the light of God’s Kingdom that shines into the darkness.
After his Baptism, Jesus is driven out into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Jesus endures and triumphs over temptation where Israel failed. But he also shows us that when we entrust ourselves to him, we too can triumph over temptation!
This week Pastor Joe unpacks the spectacular baptism of Jesus. The stunning picture that is revealed in the baptism of Jesus is that it proves that Jesus is committed to restoring broken people. Through the baptism of Jesus, God’s one and only Son was commissioned to undertake the greatest rescue mission the world has ever seen by saving broken people from their sin.
After the family tree declares Jesus to be in the line of King David and therefore a fulfilment of numerous prophecies that the Messiah would establish David’s Kingdom forever… Matthew moves on the describe the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. Pastor Joe unpacks Matthew’s christmas narrative