What makes the Church unique, special, different, set apart from any other organization, social club, or para-church ministry?
It's hard to know how we are without knowing who we are, or better, Whose we are.
Today we begin a short series on The Church, what makes...read >>
"What do you think about the Christ?" That's the question the Messiah asks His accusers in our passage today. Perhaps there is no more important question today, no more important question for you? What do you think about the Christ?
The religious leaders thought...read >>
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1.7
We're living in a time and age when wisdom is mocked at laughed at, when it's cool to be casual and clueless. Against such a dark backdrop shines the brightness...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 >>
Matthew has been working through several Old Testament prophecies & promises that describe the character & attributes of the coming Messiah. Matthew recorded one experience after the next of how Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them. He was sovereign over the Law, over...read >>
Over the last several sections of Scripture, Matthew has revealed Jesus' supreme authority over the Law, over disease, over distance, over nature.
Last week, after calming the wind & seas, the disciples were left fearful & questioning: "What sort of man is this?"...read >>
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 >>
All our pre-Christ lives are spent learning how to live by flesh, not by faith. But then Light breaks into our darkness: death must be unlearned, and Life must be learned!
So, in the process, what happens when flesh meets impossibility, worry and fear? Naturally,...read >>
In a CULTure that defines "woman" by the desires of the flesh of man, we're desperate for God's Word to break in and redefine our Christian culture, our lives in Christ.
How many of our daughters will we continue to encourage toward conformity to this world? How...read >>
How many times can God say "complete", "finished", "done" in just three short verses?
He steps back from all that He had made on days one through six and says, "yes!" Then, He blesses, sanctifies the "seventh day", a day for His children to recognize and rest in...read >>
"Be holy as He is holy." Those are the words of the Apostle Peter.
"Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." The words of King Jesus.
Wow! Yet to aim for less would be to aim for less than God, to strive to know less than life.
Who is your god? Is it God?...read >>
When stuck in the mud with a bleak prognosis, O how tempting it is to say "Why me?" and compare ours to "greener grass".
Peter was tempted too, but his Good Shepherd wouldn't have it. Peter needed to learn to trust the Lord.
Jesus had a different plan for Peter...read >>
In the Father's love and grace toward us, He not only understands our weaknesses, but strengthens us through them.
God wants us to trust in what He see's when He sees us.read >>