It's all connected... like one long tapestry. From his first verse through to today's passage, Matthew and the Holy Spirit continue their mission of revealing Jesus of Nazareth as the long-awaited Messiah.
On the heals of explaining how 'the last become first, and...read >>
"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 >>
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 >>
Are you stricken with sin? When you look upon your life, your past, your present... do you feel stuck in your situation?
Well, friend, there is hope... real hope. Though you & others may have labeled you irreparable, Jesus has not. He has the authority & power to...read >>
In today's passage from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount with one more graphic image to warn His beloved of the likelihood of their self-deception. Two very similar men construct two very similar looking houses, but when the same storms come...read >>
Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk & way: generosity,...read >>
In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.
We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we should be....read >>
Who is the Light of the world? Well, if you're a Christian you know the answer: Jesus! "I Am the Light of the world." -Jn 8.12
Few if any Christians would argue that. And aren't we thankful for it! Well Christian, did you realize that in our passage today, Jesus,...read >>
After three painful beatitudes of diagnosis, causing us to look in and behold our brokenness, now the King of kings turns our attention forward. The first steps of healing were realizing our desperate condition and need for it, but with this fourth beatitude, our...read >>
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?
What's so new about the New Covenant, and what role does it play in creating, establishing and uniting the Church?
Having seen us through 10 weeks of doctrine, we will now turn back to Paul's words to the church of Corinth in order to help us consider His Word to...read >>
Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, this...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 >>
Where is your hope? Perhaps it's in technology? or maybe in bio-chemistry & medicine? Or maybe you've got your religion to provide the peace you need? So how's that going?
In today's passage we're presented with a bunch of different options, but only one delivers...read >>
This genealogy is different. Chapter 10's is a segmented-genealogy: to tell of all the different families were connected (or not). Chapter 5's is a linear-genealogy, like the one in this passage. But there is still one emphatic difference between those two. Genesis...read >>
Can you imagine the fear God's children could've carried after the flood? "If He cares so little for human life so as to destroy it at will, who's to say He won't haul off and do it again? How can we possibly trust such a God?"
Abba loves His children, and He...read >>
Why are we surprised by sin? What other alternative is there for a human race who has willingly rebelled from Life?
This week's school shooting in Newtown is a fresh reminder of the reality of our broken world.
Despite any of our efforts to undo, it's impossible....read >>
How do God's commandments strike you? Do they elicit frustration or faithfulness? gritted teeth or grateful obedience?
The way we hear & feel about God's instruction tells a lot of our perception about Him, our confidence in Him, and our worship of Him.
We want to...read >>
Almost everything we believe is based on the testimony, the authority of another.
John the Witness has written his Gospel that we might believe. He has written of his life experience with Jesus, that we might have life in Jesus' name.
Honestly, do you have life in...read >>
The Son represents the Father, who sent the Son to represent us, who are given to the Son by the Father, to receive the eternal life of the Son.read >>