Matthew 20:17-19: Jesus ascent, triumphal entry, betrayal and false trials, death by crucifixion by the Gentiles (Romans) & resurrection prophesied Jesus starkly and plainly tells them what is definitely set to come. He does this not only to prepare them, but to walk according to prophesy, and to break up any false expectations of the […]
There are some 630 years between the prophesy of Nahum, announcing the imminent judgment and collapse of Nineveh and the Assyrian empire, and the birth of our Savior, Jesus, being born of Mary in Bethlehem. Six long centuries, and many precipitous events, disasters and amazing recoveries for the nation of Israel. It seems a strange […]
Matthew 19:1-10 Just what is a marriage? There is a lot of noise, confusion and pain on this topic in our culture and even among believers. What was God’s intent in marriage, and how do we, as Christians, live that reality out? What did the Lord Jesus think of marriage, and divorce? Where did he […]
Sunday, November 8th 2020 | Matthew 16:13-20 At the end of 3 years of training, Jesus takes his Jewish disciples to a radically confrontational and stressful pagan location and asks them two vital questions. The application for our present difficult, confusing and stressful time is helpful and challenging.
Sunday, January 28th 2018 | Matthew 24:32-51 What did Jesus mean by “this generation will not pass away until all these things take place”? This is a serious matter and some even think it means Jesus was a false prophet! Pastor Kooyers takes us through the options and tells us what the passage means based […]
Sunday, March 29th 2015 | Matthew 21: 1-14 This sermon takes a different approach to the Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday) and traces the coming of Messiah back through the Abrahamic and Davidic covenants and then finally connects the body of Christ, by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone, to the David Reign in […]
Sunday, March 1st 2015 | Matthew 27: 45-53 There were 5 miracles performed by the Father and the Spirit to attest to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the only man who could atone for our sins. This sermon introduces those miracles, their necessity, and then exposits the miracle of utter darkness from noon to […]