The King & His Kingdom had arrived. And with that, things were changing. Light was swallowing up all the shadows of the past. What was once thought to set God's people apart—the law—now meets its Maker. And as He spoke and declared the meaning of His Words, some...read >>
In today's passage the attacks on Jesus, His men and His ministry are taken to a new level. But Jesus doesn't mince words in His response to His accusers. He exposes their hypocrisy with simplicity and potency.
What has the Lord's opponents up in arms? Have one of...read >>
Shortly after an amazing Feeding of Five Thousand, in today's passage Jesus has to make His men get in a boat and get out of town while He deals with the dismissal of the crowd. To the disciples, things were going swimmingly! Why would Jesus want to leave His voters...read >>
In our passage today we have one of Jesus' most popular miracles: The Feeding of Five Thousand. This is one of the few miracles that gets traction in all four Gospel accounts: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Most people even today like the Jesus they see in today's...read >>
* CORRECTION: around 8:50, "his boss' WIFE" should have been "his boss' DAUGHTER"
How free are you? The Word says we're only as free as the sin we're free from. Are you free from the bondage of sin, the lure of pride, the suck of self, the lust of...read >>
Well, what do you think about Matthew chapter thirteen? We've been walking through it now for eleven weeks together. Think you've go it? Think you understand it? Think you could teach it to others?
This is the sort of question Jesus poses to His disciples in our...read >>
King Jesus spoke more about hell than He did about love, not because He loved hell, but because He loves His Church. Love warns of evil, of that which is harmful & destructive to her in her relationship to Him.
Despite popular opinion, Hell is a very real......read >>
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." How would you complete that sentence?
In today's passage, Jesus completes it for us: twice! The two parables have similarities, but also some key differences. Understanding those difference can help us understand His Kingdom & how...read >>
Have you had enough yet? Are you weary, tired, sick of sin & all of it's causes & causers? Are you ready for God to rid the world of evil, to crush all the wicked of the earth? If so, my friend, today's passage is just for you.
If you are able, grab a copy of God's...read >>
As we would expect again this week, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological, Jewish brethren that the Jesus they'd rejected to the Cross really was & is the long-awaited Promised Messiah.
Behind just a couple of short verses this morning stands...read >>
Matthew continues his mission in our passage today of revealing that Jesus really is Israel's long-awaited Messiah.
But try to imagine how hard that message may have been to receive for Jesus' original audience of onlookers & listeners. They'd grown up hearing...read >>
When you turn on the world news and see so much evil, darkness & sin seemingly running rampant, it's no wonder many wonder, "If there truly was an all-powerful, good God, would there really be so much evil in the world?" Christian, do you have an answer to their...read >>
Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?
Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>
Today we continue our series on the Gospel according to Matthew. On a mission to convince his biological brethren than Jesus truly is the Messiah, Matthew attests to yet another prophecy fulfilled by Jesus. This time, however, it isn't met with a lot of joy &...read >>
As we work through the Gospel according to Matthew, it is good for us to remind ourselves regularly the mission he is on, what he is seeking to accomplish: to reveal Jesus the Messiah to his biological brethren, to the Jews who had rejected their Messiah.
But, if...read >>
Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?
In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>
In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological brethren--his fellow Jews--that Jesus is, indeed, truly their Messiah.
Blind unbelief had their hearts & minds absolutely persuaded that this Galilean-peasant carpenter couldn't...read >>
Have you ever said something you instantly regretted? Of course you have. Who hasn't? Have you ever responded by thinking, or maybe even saying out loud, "I can't believe I said that?" Of course you have. Who hasn't?
But, is it really so hard to believe?
We have...read >>
Pride & prejudice will go to amazing lengths in an attempt to justify its foolishness.
In today's passage, the religious leaders offer one of the dumbest suggestions for where Jesus' power over demons comes from. Their logic is completely absurd.
But, here's the...read >>
In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing Jesus the Messiah to his lost family and friends. Like many today, they can get caught up in their religion, but completely miss the Christ.
Today's few verses serve as almost a summary statement, a...read >>