The Gospel of Matthew

(Jan - Oct 2021)

During 2021 the morning congregations will be working through Matthew's gospel. From Sunday 18th July, the morning sermon series will resume the gospel of Matthew in Chapter 10, "The Call of the King". Resource downloads and bible readings covered are available by clicking the links below.

Preparation for the Ministry of the King


Matthew Chapters 1-4

This is the introduction to the gospel where we meet Jesus, and see how He is qualified from His birth to be the saving King of God's people.



Matthew Chapters 4-7

One of the features of Matthew is that Jesus' teaching on the distinctive life of His disciples, is introduced straight after He calls His first disciples. Jesus is making it clear from the outset, how life (values, righteousness and attitudes) will be different amongst His followers.


(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Feb 7th

The disruptive call

Isaiah 9:1-7 (ESV)

Matthew 4:12-25 (ESV)

Neil Chambers

Feb 14th

A different vision of the good life

Matthew 5:1-16 (ESV)Neil Chambers
Feb 21st

Doing good by being different

Isaiah 49:1-7 (ESV)

Matthew 5:1-16 (ESV)

Neil Chambers

Feb 28th

A different righteousness

Deut 5:1-22 (ESV)
Matthew 5:17-26 (ESV)
Neil Chambers
Mar 7th

A distinctive sexual morality

Genesis 2:18-25 (ESV)
Matthew 5:27-32 (ESV)
Neil Chambers
Mar 14th

Distinctive love - promise keeping, no retaliating, enemy loving

Leviticus 19:9-18 (ESV)
Matthew 5:33-48 (ESV)
Clinton Le Page
Mar 21st

The different prayer of Jesus' disciples

Matthew 6:1-18 (ESV)
Psalm 139 (ESV)
Neil Chambers
Mar 28th

Good investment

Psalm 104 (ESV)

Matthew 6:19-34 (ESV)

Neil Chambers


Apr 11th

Righteousness and community

Matthew 7:1-12Neil Chambers
Apr 18th

The questions Jesus asks us

Matthew 7:13-29Neil Chambers

Signs of the Kingdom


Matthew Chapters 8-9

Jesus came preaching that the Kingdom of Heaven [reign of God] was near. What does that reign of God look like? Why should Jesus' contemporaries have believed Him? Who can share in that Kingdom?

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Apr 25th

Trusting Jesus when you're sick

Isaiah 53:1-6 (NIV)
Matthew 8:1-7 (NIV)
Clinton Le Page
May 2nd

Follow the powerful Jesus

Matthew 8:18-34 (NIV)Clinton Le Page
May 9th

Jesus forgives sinners

Matthew 9:1-17 (NIV)Clinton Le Page
May 16th

Jesus can save and heal

Matthew 9:18-38 (NIV)Clinton Le Page

The Call of the King


Matthew Chapters 10

Jesus makes His disciples the answer to their own prayer, that the Lord of the Harvest would send out labourers into the harvest [Matt 9:38]. Although we live on the other side of the resurrection, in His instruction to them about how they are to go about their mission, there is much we can learn about how we are to 'make disciples of all nations' [Matt 28:19].

(Sunday)Resource DownloadsBible Reading(s)Preacher
Jul 18th

The Call of the King to pray

Matthew 9:35-10:42 (NIV)Andy May
Jul 25th

The Call of the King to proclaim

Matthew 10:5-15 (NIV)Andy May
Aug 1st

The Call of the King to persevere

Matthew 10:16-42 (NIV)Andy May
Aug 8th
Matthew 10Andy May