Sermons on Matthew
This Sunday’s focus is on the foundational principle of “follow Jesus.” Join us as we consider four essential spiritual practices that characterize the life of the disciple that follows Jesus.
God created you to be a part of his family! You belong in God’s household! The themes of Paul’s thoughts in the verse above are especially applicable to a transient, international community of believers like IBF. God has made us his own—his daughters and sons—and put us together in the church family of IBF.
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
12 Not that I have already grasped it all or have already become perfect, but I press on if I may also take hold of that for which I was even taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12–14 (NASB 2020) Weeds among Wheat 24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of…