According to our passage today, there is no neutral ground. In Christ, there are the faithful who play their role in feeding and building up the body of Christ, or the unfaithful who feed on and divide the body of Christ.
But perhaps the most concerning part of...read >>
Today we survey the final four of Jesus' seven woes, aimed directly at the undershepherds of Israel: the failed scribes & Pharisees.
The fourth woe is the center piece of them all. In it Jesus reveals where the false teachers got off course: their understanding of...read >>
Having warned the crowds and His disciples in our last passage, today the Messiah turns His attention toward the scribes & Pharisees; not with warning, but with woe, seven times over. We'll take a look at the first three of those woes today.
If you're able, please...read >>
When the Messiah comes, He will judge the world. So then, let judgement begin!
With His sights set on the scribes & Pharisees who've sat themselves in Moses’ seat, judgement, indeed, begins with The House of The Lord. "You guys sure you want to sit there?"
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.
This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>
These are some of the most frightening verses in the Scripture.
Yet should they be? Does our Lord mean to threaten, or to love, to warn, to redeem, to protect? If ignorantly headed down the pathway to hell, wouldn't you wan to know? He certainly wants us to...read >>
Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.
This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.
Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>
If our culture needs clarification on one passage, perhaps it is today's more than any other: "Do not judge..."
Many believe that, to be truly Christian, you can't express your opinion, thoughts or convictions about anything. Is brainlessness really what Jesus has...read >>
Matthew introduces us to the cousin of the King of kings: John the Baptist. He's a bit odd. He wears a cloak of camel's hair, eats honey & locusts, lives out in the wilderness, calling men from all over to "Repent, for the Kingdom is at hand."
How would you define...read >>
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[The following sermon was preached by Brother Logan Cauthen, based on Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus in John 3.]
In Matthew 7 Jesus tells us of a group of people who confess him as Lord, are involved in ministry...read >>
If you ever wondered how God feels about sin, look no further than today's passage. Wow!
Friday a meteorite raced through the sky over Russia. It left a surreal, translucent cloud of smoke & fire in its trail that had many out snapping photos... completely unaware...read >>
Let's face it, we all hate sin. It's embarrassing, shameful and humiliating. Whether sinner or saint, no one likes to be made a fool, or, more likely, reveal their own foolishness.
Sin heightens our awareness to God's power & wrath, and, therefore, we all run from...read >>
Fear will drive Pilate to fold, the Jews to deny their God, and King Jesus to be crucified.read >>
Jesus promises the Helper who provides the power to proclaim and the conviction to condemn or to call out.read >>
Have you missed Jesus? I have!
Two weeks have passed since we last enjoyed the King on the scene. Well... He's back! And just in time...
The blind man just got the boot from the religious authorities for his affiliation with Jesus... the Scripture says they cast...read >>