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Watch and Beware

Matthew 16.5-12
Feb 18th 2018

The Lord loves us, and therefore He warns us.

As fallen sinners, our natural tendency is to trust ourselves, our own ideas and ways. But if followed our wrong ways would have us fooling around blindfolded in the middle of the interstate. Praise God His love...read >>

bread, deceit, deception, doubt, faith, false doctrines, false teachers, fear, hope, insecurity, leaven, yeast
doubt, faith, Matthew

Crowd Compassion

Matthew 15.32-39
Feb 4th 2018

Compassion. What's in a word? So much in a word like that, especially in the Word of God, the Word made flesh.

God sent His only begotten Son to become one of us. He knows our limitations. He knows our weaknesses, our frailties, how fragile we are. And rather than...read >>

compassion, feeding of four thousand, heart, hope, mercy, salvation, social gospel
compassion, Matthew, providence

Wonder & Worship

Matthew 15.29-31
Jan 28th 2018

Are you someone with a disability? Do you know someone with a disability? How about someone with a deadly disease? Do you know anyone who needs healing, who needs hope? Who doesn't?!

For some, even the topic makes them nervous, finds them fleeing the scene in fear,...read >>

disability, Healer, healing, hope, Jesus, mercy, Messiah, miracle, salvation, wonder, worship
healing, hope, Matthew

O Woman

Matthew 15.21-28
Jan 21st 2018

How is your hope in the Lord? How is your prayer life?

These things are inseparable from our faith, and our faith is based upon what we believe. So, what do you believe about God? Is He real? Does He hear your prayers? Does He respond?

What constitutes "great...read >>

children, daughter, faith, Gentile, healing, hope, Jew, miracle
faith, healing, Matthew

Recognizing the Messiah

Matthew 14.34-36
Dec 24th 2017

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Christ, compassion, fringe, heal, hope, sick, summary, touch
healing, hope, Matthew

Solus Christus

John 14.6
Nov 19th 2017

Upon the backdrop of the dark ages the Light of the Truth of Christ broke through brilliantly & brightly. While religious leaders of the Roman Catholic Church sought to control ignorant masses of lost souls, the Reformers were reading the Word of God, seeing therein...read >>

Christ, hope, Jesus, Mary, pope, Savior, Son of God, Son of Man, treasury of merit
Five Solas, Jesus Christ, justification

Sola Gratia

Ephesians 2.7
Oct 29th 2017

Today we begin a five week study of the heart cry of the reformation. The fathers of the protestant reformation did not set out to define the 'five solas'. These pillars of our faith were more like embers taken from the ashes that were there all along; they set fire...read >>

catholicism, grace, hope, justification, Luther, Reformation, salvation, works
grace, Reformation, salvation

Sowing Sons & Saving Grace

Matthew 13.36-43
Sep 10th 2017

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 >>

ambassadors, evil, Gospel, grace, hope, judgement, Kingdom, light of the world, mercy, salt of the earth, satan, sin, wicked
hope, Kingdom, Matthew

Why Parables? - Part 2

Matthew 13.10-17
Aug 6th 2017

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 >>

crowds, ears, election, eyes, faith, follow, fruit, grace, grant, hope, rejection
election, Matthew, rejection

Repo'd

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

O Be Careful Little Heart What You Say

Matthew 12.33-37
Jun 25th 2017

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 >>

condemnation, eternal life, evil, good, Gospel, heaven, hope, judgement, mouth, word
Jesus, judgement, Matthew

The Compassion of Our Christ

Matthew 12.15-21
May 21st 2017

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 >>

Christ, compassion, help, hope, Jesus, love, mercy, Messiah, patience, tender
compassion, hope, Matthew

The God of the Unexpected

Apr 16th 2017

"His ways are not our ways." The Scripture is full of stories that marvel us about God. Just about the time we think we have Him boxed in and figured out, He does the unexpected. In holiness & righteousness He governs all things as He baffles the best minds in how...read >>

death, Easter, hope, life, Resurrection, righteousness, sin, truth
Easter, hope, Special Messages

Prophecy, Violence, and The Kingdom

Matthew 11.7-15
Apr 2nd 2017

Does your Christian "walk" feel more like a desperate dash for hope & peace?

According to Christ, John the Baptist was the greatest man ever born of woman. And yet even John had his doubts and misunderstandings as Jesus' Kingdom was beginning to come through his...read >>

faith, fight, hope, John the Baptist, King, Kingdom, peace, prophecy, violence, war
Kingdom, Matthew, violence

Christ's Captive

Matthew 11.1-6
Mar 26th 2017

Ever questioned God's call upon your life? Our doubt can be a bit embarrassing. After all, "faith" has to do with confidence in Christ and in His Word. But doubt is just the opposite. Why do we doubt? And what can be done about it?

Join us today's sermon on the...read >>

doubt, fear, hope, insecurity, judgment, question, righteousness, Truth, unbelief
doubt, Matthew, truth

Life Defined By Love

Matthew 10.32-39
Feb 19th 2017

What defines you? It's really simple, and the same for all of us: the pursuit of whatever satisfies us, whatever brings us happiness and joy. So, what defines you?

In our passage today, Jesus calls His followers to their cross. A Roman cross was the most horrific...read >>

cross, death, family, hope, joy, life, relationships, sorrow, suffering
death, life, Matthew

The Death of Fear

Matthew 10.24-31
Feb 12th 2017

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1

Do you have faith? Are you sure?

There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on in court...read >>

body, faith, fear, Gospel, heaven, hell, hope, insecurity, kill, Kingdom, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Lives Lent Unto The Lord

1 Samuel 1
Feb 5th 2017

What does it mean to dedicate a child to the Lord? Is that something we should do with our children? Why?

Today is our first children's dedication service and the Lord has provided the background & impetus from His Word through the first chapter of the first book...read >>

arrows, baby, blessing, child, children, dedication, family, Hannah, hope, pledge, Restore, Samuel
1 Samuel, children, dedication

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.

Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.

So far...read >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

Family Business

Matthew 10.16-20
Jan 22nd 2017

Ever been asked, or asked yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" It can be a pretty ominous question. Many of us are just trying to get by: "Who has time to think about life questions like that?"

But those sorts of questions have a way of simplifying and...read >>

apostles, assurance, confidence, disciples, evangelism, faith, hope, missions, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Job 9

Job 9
Jan 8th 2017

Elder Chuck leads the South Church family through the January 8th Old Testament passage from the Know.Gd reading plan.

"Have you considered my servant Job?" God had much to teach His creatures about who He is & who they are. To do so He called Satan to consider His...read >>

arbiter, Chuck Dobson, forgiveness, Jesus, Job, mediator, pain, patience, wrath
hope, Job, sorrow