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Matthew 12.43-50
Jul 9th 2017

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 >>

demon, faith, family, fruit, grace, hope, mercy, possession, redemption, safe, secure
demons, Matthew, salvation

Saint Whisperer

Matthew 11.25-30
Apr 30th 2017

Having denounced cities and "this generation" for their unbelief, Jesus proclaims peace & rest to those who turn from sin, trusting in Him. Are you one of those? If so, why have you come to Christ? Perhaps you were raised in the church, were baptized as an infant,...read >>

burden, easy, gentle, gentleness, grace, harsh, help, light, mercy, ministry, need, patience, whisperer, yoke
Christ, Matthew, ministry

The Centurion’s Christ

Matthew 8.5-13
Sep 4th 2016

To be salvaged from sin we must see our Savior. May God grant the grace required to do so, that we may have Centurion-like eyes & heart, confident of Christ's identity, submitting everything to His authority & care.

Join us today in Matthew's testimony of the Good...read >>

divinity, faith, grace, healing, hope, identity, Jesus, miracle, Son of God, truth
divinity, Jesus, Matthew

Ask, Seek, Knock

Matthew 7.7-11
May 15th 2016

How's your prayer life? Could it stand some improvement? Whose couldn't?!

Are your prayers being answered? Why not?

Ever wondered what might be wrong with your prayer life? Through Christ, His disciples have been given a direct line to the Most High! So why don't...read >>

ask, benevolence, faith, Father, for us, God, good, grace, knock, love, prayer, protection, seek
Matthew, prayer, Sermon On The Mount

Forgiveness, Temptation & Evil

Matthew 6.12-15
Mar 6th 2016

"I know we're supposed to forgive everyone their sin against us, but..."

Ever heard or said that before? If we only realized what it reveals about the heart that holds tighter to sin that to its Savior.

So, is Jesus teaching a salvation by works here? That God's...read >>

evil, favor, forgiveness, grace, hope, love, power, repentance, sin, temptation
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Jesus calls 'Come!'
 Do you hear him?

John 21.1-14
Dec 27th 2015

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breakfast, calling, faith, fisher of men, hope, meal, monergism, redemption, restoration
Gospel of John, grace, providence

Fulfilling Righteousness

Matthew 5.17-19
Oct 25th 2015

If you were asked, "What's the purpose of God's grace?" what would your answer be? Do you know why God looks upon the Church with His undeserved favor? The answer from today's text might surprise you.read >>

cheap grace, grace, Great Commandment, holiness, Holy Spirit, law, love, obedience, righteousness
holiness, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Mercifully Happy

Matthew 5.7
Aug 2nd 2015

Are you merciful?

Unless the Lord has graciously walked you through each of the preceding Beatitudes... unless you've seen the depravity of your spirit, your inability to measure up to God's standard or even uphold your own... unless you've mourned the reality of...read >>

faith, forgiveness, grace, happy, hope, joy, love, mercy, patience
Beatitudes, Matthew, mercy

An Argument For The Sermon On The Mount

Matthew 5-7
Jun 7th 2015

We'll never convince the world of their need for Jesus without knowing & living the reality of our need for Him ourselves.

There are so many, many promises in Jesus' sermon on the hillside. However, few Christians today actually experience them? Why not?

Perhaps...read >>

grace, holiness, Jesus, kingdom, law, life, mount, obedience, sanctification, sermon, teaching, truth
Matthew, sanctification, Sermon On The Mount

Hope For A Very Broken Family Tree

Matthew 1.1-17
Mar 8th 2015

Are you honest about your past? Jesus is. He knows it all: past, present & future.

Matthew is on a similar mission of exposing the reality of your sinful past, present & future. Well, not just yours, but mine, and even his own, and lots of other people's too!

He...read >>

Abraham, Christ, David, family tree, genealogy, grace, hope, human condition, Jesus, King, lineage, Matthew, royal descent, sin
hope, Jesus, Matthew

God's Means of Grace

2 Peter 1.3
Feb 15th 2015

So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?" "Repent,...read >>

church, discipleship, faith, fellowship, followship, grace, growth, hope, love, power, prayer, sanctification, Word
church, grace, sanctification

Contrite, Meet Christ!

Psalm 51
Feb 1st 2015

In the last three weeks of our Gospel Doctrine series we have:

1) met the I Am who is sovereign & supremely good above all, who has always been & ever will be;

2) learned that the I Am created us to behold Him, and, in beholding Him, to find our joy in Him, and,...read >>

Bathsheba, correction, cross, David, discipline, forgiveness, grace, guilt, hope, Jesus, just, love, mercy, murder, Nathan, penal substitution, rape, reproof
forgiveness, grace, sin

For The Glory of God's Grace

Isaiah 43.1-7, Ephesians 1.3-6
Jan 18th 2015

Why does anything exist? Chances are, most of you know the reason. Don't discount that knowledge, my friend. Knowing all exists for the glory of God provides a view of the world that answers so many questions. Perhaps as you survey the canvas of human sin, the...read >>

Ephesians 1, glory, Gospel, grace, hope, Isaiah 43, plan, predestination, purpose, salvation, sovereignty
glory, Gospel, grace

Testing for Change

Genesis 43
Nov 2nd 2014

Are you one who learns easily from your mistakes?

Pride is a beast. Even when we know we're dead wrong, we often argue our side as though we were right. Foolishness. Yet who of us hasn't done it?

Joseph & his eleven brothers will lead the 12 tribes of Israel....read >>

change, compassion, grace, sanctification, test, transformation, wisdom
Genesis 43, grace, sanctification

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully, surface...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

From Judah to Jesus: Corruption to Christ

Genesis 38
Sep 14th 2014

Have you ever regretted your vote in a past election?

Despite eldest brother Reuben's counsel, Joseph's brothers foolishly opted to follow Judah's plan to exchange their younger brother Joseph for a little jingle.

Judah had attempted to establish himself as a...read >>

evil, faithfulness, grace, Jesus, Judah, Perez, redemption, risk, sovereignty, Tamar, twins, wicked, Zerah
Genesis 38, grace, sovereignty

He Will Bring It To Pass

Genesis 35.16-29
Aug 10th 2014

So much comes to completion through this thirty-fifth chapter of Genesis.

Two weeks ago we learned to bury idols of our PAST. Then last week, in verses 9-15, God gave Jacob a PRESENT new identity. And with his new position & new power, we learn this week to trust...read >>

Esau, faithfulness, future, grace, hope, Isaac, Jacob, new earth, new heaven, power, promise
Genesis, glorification, hope

Jacob's Guilt or God's Grace

Genesis 33
Jul 6th 2014

Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.

It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>

Esau, forgiveness, grace, guilt, Jacob, mercy, pride, promise, reconciliation, sin, trick, trust
forgiveness, Genesis, grace

Rivalry and Righteousness

Genesis 29.31-30.24
Jun 1st 2014

FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter... social media is off the charts in global growth and popularity. But why? They appeal to the very center of our fallen, broken soul, attesting to our desperate need to be liked, loved and accepted. Kids, teens, adults are all alike,...read >>

birth, blessing, children, crisis, El Roi, family, favoritism, forefathers, grace, hatred, hope, Jacob, Leah, love, patriarch, Rachel, reproach, rivalry
family, Genesis, grace

The Doctrine of Christ's Return

Acts 1.11, Romans 8.23,39, Revelation 19.11-21,20.1-10, 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
Mar 16th 2014

How much time do you spend thinking about the second coming of Christ? Probably not enough!

Think of all the time we spend preparing for what excites and thrills us most. Whether it's a wedding around the corner or a big game at the end of the week, we pour hours...read >>

Christ's return, courage, faith, fight, future, glory, grace, hope, longing, love, power, second advent, second coming, sin
Doctrine, faith, hope

The Doctrine of The Human Condition

Luke 18.18-25, John 11.1-6,11-15
Jan 26th 2014

During our first week of the doctrinal series we took a good look at our glorious God who exists in an eternal, loving, Trinitarian community. From the overflow of their love for each other, our Creator made us in His image. Last week we considered the the glorious...read >>

blind, depravity, grace, idolatry, Jesus, John Snyder, Lazarus, prosperity gospel, rebellious, rich young ruler, salvation, self, sin
monergism, salvation, sin