Sermons on 1st Commandment

Sermons on 1st Commandment

Matthew 7:21-23

In Matthew 7:21-23 Christ gives insight into what the final judgment will be like on the last day.  Christ emphasizes that not everyone who names the name of Christ will be saved.  Not everyone who confesses that Jesus is Lord truly belongs to him.  What is the criteria for determining if your confession of faith is genuine?  The work of God’s Spirit to produce holiness in your life.  We cannot rely on the gift God has given us.  We must…

Matthew 6:19-24

In Matthew 6:19-24 Christ gives three sayings that all describe what it looks like to be truly devoted to God.  It means seeking treasure in heaven, having a good eye that looks to the glory of God, and that serves God rather than Mammon.  Ultimately, everyone must choose whom they are going to serve: God or something else.  Christ warns against the kind of self-deception that believes you can do both.  Be warned!  You cannot serve two masters.