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Sermons on Matthew

A sower went out to sow

A sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 by Dr John Sampson As you heard the text for today is from Matthew’s account of the parable of the sower.  Our Bibles contain three versions of this story, in Mark 4, Luke 8, and Matt 13. It is also found in the gospel of Thomas, but this was…

Rest for Restless Souls

A sermon on Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 & Romans 7:15-25a by the Revd Dr Curtis W. FreemanResearch Professor of Theology & Director of the Baptist House of Studiesat Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC, USA Brothers and Sisters: Good evening to you in Melbourne or wherever you are, as you approach the ending of the day, and good…

Prince of Peace, or Enemy of the Peace?

Jesus did not come with the goal of making some gentle improvements to the status quo, but to disable the status quo by exposing its lies and revealing its victims. Without our culture being radically converted by that, the result is escalating chaos, to which Jesus offers himself as a victim and calls us to do the same.