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Resurrection Roots - 2018

Apr 1st 2018

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 >>

Christianity, Easter, faithfulness, hope, Jesus, joy, love, resurrection, sovereignty
Easter, Gospel, Resurrection

From Son to Satan

Matthew 16.21-23
Mar 18th 2018

On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>

admonish, cross, crucifixion, faith, hope, instruction, Jesus, love, love, Peter, rebuke, Satan, teaching, transformation, truth
Jesus, Matthew, Peter

Sharing Our Treasure

Matthew 13.51-52
Oct 1st 2017

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 >>

disciple, evangelize, Kingdom, love, proclaim, share, teach, testify, understand
evangelism, Kingdom, Matthew

From Failure to Faith

Jun 18th 2017

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 >>

discipline, family, father, Father's Day, home, leadership, love, men, pastor, priest, sacrifice, teacher
fathers, holiness, home life

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

Love Is Lawful

Matthew 12.9-14
May 14th 2017

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 >>

accuse, healing, Jesus, law, love, Messiah, miracle, Pharisee, power, proud, Sabbath, self-righteous
love, Matthew, Sabbath

Family Benefits

Matthew 10.34-42
Mar 19th 2017

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 >>

disciples, discipleship, evangelism, faith, little ones, love, ministry, prophet, service
children, Matthew, ministry

Worthy of Me

Matthew 10.37
Feb 26th 2017

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 >>

affection, command, desire, emotions, family, feel, humility, joy, love, righteousness, salvation, sin, suitable, supremacy, want, worthy
love, Matthew, salvation

The Gospel of Peace

Matthew 9.35
Dec 4th 2016

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 >>

enmity, forgiveness, gospel, Holy Spirit, hostility, Isaiah 9, John 14.6, love, peace, redemption, rescue, sanctification, sin, transformation, war
Gospel, Matthew, peace

The Power of God's Glory & Grace

Matthew 9.9
Oct 16th 2016

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 >>

death, discipleship, forgiveness, hope, life, love, repentance, sin, tax, transformation
Jesus, Matthew, power

Friends, Forgiveness & Fear

Matthew 9.1-8
Oct 9th 2016

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 >>

authority, healing, hope, identity, joy, love, power, sin, sovereign
identity, Matthew, sin

The Proof Is In The Healing

Matthew 8.1-4
Aug 28th 2016

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 >>

compassion, healing, healing, hope, Jesus, leper, leprosy, love, mercy, Messiah, revelation, skin disease, touch
healing, hope, Matthew

Servants of Christ

Acts 6.1-6
Aug 14th 2016

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 >>

deacons, humility, Law, love, sacrifice, servants, service, table waiters
Acts, deacon, service

Golden Love

Matthew 7.12
May 22nd 2016

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 >>

Golden Rule, Law, Love, love others, Prophets, therefore, treat others
love, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Ask, Seek, Knock

Matthew 7.7-11
May 15th 2016

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 >>

ask, benevolence, faith, Father, for us, God, good, grace, knock, love, prayer, protection, seek
Matthew, prayer, Sermon On The Mount

Specks, Logs & Humility

Matthew 7.1-5
May 1st 2016

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compassion, help, hope, humility, judge, love, patience, pride, selfishness, sorrow, truth
judgement, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

For Faith That Glorifies Our Father

Matthew 6
Apr 17th 2016

A review of Matthew 6.read >>

argument, confidence, faith, Father, God, hope, love, obedience, trust
Faith, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Treasure, Light and Love

Matthew 6.19-24
Apr 3rd 2016

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 >>

dark, eye, hate, joy, life, light, love, money, peace, serve, sight, sin, treasure in heaven
Matthew, Sermon On The Mount, Truth

Resurrection Roots - 2016

Mar 27th 2016

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 >>

Christianity, Easter, faithfulness, hope, Jesus, joy, love, resurrection, sovereignty
Easter, Resurrection, Risen

When You Fast

Matthew 6.16-18
Mar 13th 2016

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 >>

affection, dependence, fasting, food, hope, love, praise, pride, secret, self, selfishness, sin
fasting, Matthew, Sermon On the Mount

Forgiveness, Temptation & Evil

Matthew 6.12-15
Mar 6th 2016

"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 >>

evil, favor, forgiveness, grace, hope, love, power, repentance, sin, temptation
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount