The Challenge of Integrity

Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:15-27

Jesus ends the sermon on the mount by walking his followers through three barriers to genuine faith. False teachers, self-deception and bad foundations can all keep us from being what Jesus is forming in us. How can we make it through?

Sermon Points:

  • The Fruit
  • The Knowledge
  • The Foundation

Thinking Through Our Worry

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:25-34

The pandemic has taken a dramatic toll on Americans anxiety and depression. But Jesus tells us not to worry. Turns out, he then proceeds to give his followers powerful tools to erode their worry from the inside out.

Sermon Points:

  • Think Financially
  • Think Faithfully
  • Think Fatherly

The Lord’s Prayer, Part 2

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:9-15

It’s easy to get over-spiritual as Christians and assume that God isn’t interested in the “mundane” things of life: jobs, hobbies, recreation, relationships. But the second half of the Lord’s Prayer leads us directly in Jesus’ take on our day to day lives.

Sermon Points:

  • Prayer for Provision
  • Prayer for Peace
  • Prayer for Perseverance


The Lord’s Prayer, Part 1

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:9-13

The integrity of the Good Life requires that our prayers be more than self interested grocery lists. But how do we do that? Jesus model prayer gives his followers a framework for praying that keeps us focused on WHO exactly we’re praying to.

Sermon Points:

  • The Object of Prayer
  • The Posture of Prayer
  • The Topic of Prayer

The Matter of Motives

Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:1-4, 16-18

Jesus knows us very well. The minute that genuine piety enters our daily practice, the sinful heart looks for ways to take credit for it. Before long, all our piety is nothing but a show. But Jesus has great wisdom for hypocrites and genuine faith.

Sermon Points:

  • The Necessity of Piety
  • The Spoiling of Piety
  • The Healing of Piety