The Hero Clashes | Les Newsom

Sermon Reference: Matthew 5:17-22

Jesus opens his famous Sermon on the Mount with a perplexing statement refuting a rumor that he had come to discard God’s law. Instead, he said he came to “fulfill” the law. What he meant by that is the key to understand the nature of Jesus’ whole mission, loving the law.

Sermon Points:

  • The Clash of Authority
  • The Clash of Religious Purpose
  • The Clash of Motivation

The Hero Fulfills | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Matthew 2:13-23

Joseph and Mary find themselves in the center of God’s will for their lives…and they’re suffering horribly. But Matthew sees beneath the surface of their struggles to the undercurrents of fulfillment that Jesus is going to bring, becoming the True and Better Israel for his people.

Sermon Points:

  • A Jewish Do Over
  • A God Who Grieves
  • A Branch Arising

Suffered Under Pilate, Crucified, Dead, Buried, Descended | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Luke 23:1-4, 32-49

No other event in Jesus’ life gets more attention than the rather ignominious death on the Cross, what anyone would have thought the lowest moment of his life. But the reasons why they seized up on it are at the heart of what is most unique about the Apostles Creed’s witness to the watching world.

Sermon Points:

  • The Reality of his Death
  • The Significance of his Death
  • The Application of his Death

Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Philippians 2:1-11
Why does the class theological formulation that Jesus was “fully God, fully man” matter? We tend to do ok with Jesus divinity, but his humanity feels irreverent and perhaps even disrespectful. But properly understand, Jesus’ humanity connects our salvation with the reality of the world around us!

Sermon Points:

  • The Theology
  • The Implication
  • The Application

Jesus Christ His Only Son, Our Lord | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Matthew 17:1-13

No act of believing can be said to have integrity until the full weight of exactly who we have put our faith in has been reasonably grappled with. Matthew 17 tells the almost incredible story of Jesus’ unveiling himself to show us exactly what the Creed means when it says, “Jesus…our LORD.”

Sermon Points:

  • The Majesty of Jesus
    • The Countenance
    • The Cloud
    • The Company
  • The Ministry of Jesus