Well, what do you think about Matthew chapter thirteen? We've been walking through it now for eleven weeks together. Think you've go it? Think you understand it? Think you could teach it to others?
This is the sort of question Jesus poses to His disciples in our...read >>
What is the call God has on a father's life, and how ought he to lead his family?
Throughout the Scripture, God instructs men on how they are to lead & love their families. Are you a father? How well do you follow God's Word, how well do you lead accordingly? Well,...read >>
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 >>
In an effort to accuse Jesus, the religious leaders find themselves condemned again by their own self-righteousness. "Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath?" What sort of question is that?
As we saw last week, God commanded rest for His people, a day of worship &...read >>
Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?
You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>
In our passage today, Jesus forces the question: "Am I worthy of Jesus?" Well, how would you answer that? Are you worthy of Jesus? What a weighty question! Is there any more important question you'll be asked today? No!
Last week we covered Matthew 10.33-39. But...read >>
Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?
Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...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 >>
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 >>
Solitary confinement has got to be one of the most miserable living situations. Being quarantined, isolated, alone for any length of time wears out our lives.
God designed us as social creatures, needing, benefiting and enjoying life together.
The life of a leper,...read >>
Having spent more than a year in The Sermon On The Mount, what is our state of union? Has the Son's faithful, clarifying exposition of His Father's Law stoked our spiritual pride: "We know more than them." Or, has the Righteous Words of the Son of Man humbled sons...read >>
The Golden Rule: one of the most well-known sayings in religion. It's so simple, easy enough for a child to understand.
But, as we've been learning from Jesus, seeing is one thing, understanding more challenging still. But doing? truly living according to what...read >>
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 >>
A review of Matthew 6.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 >>
The story of the Resurrection may have culminated on the third day after Jesus' crucifixion, but it certainly didn't originate there. His death for our sin wasn't just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The glorious Trinity planned the...read >>
Notice how Jesus begins this passage: "When you fast..." Not "If," but "when..." It is clear that our Lord simply assumes His disciples are people who, from time to time, fast.
Do you? Have you ever? Why?
Just what is fasting anyway?
We're reading more all the...read >>
"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 >>
"Pray then this way: Our Father... Give us today our daily bread..."
By God's grace, today we'll take this little piece of the disciple's prayer and consider all our Savior has packed into these simple words and what He means for us to learn about our Father and...read >>
Are you a "do-gooder"? Well, though culture likes to poke fun at those who are, the Scripture commands that we be, that we follow in the footsteps of our Leader who did and is doing the most good!
But, as we all know, there is a way of doing "good" that isn't good...read >>