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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

He Called To Him His Twelve

Matthew 10.1-4
Dec 18th 2016

As far as the Scripture is concerned, not much is made known of the men who Jesus called His 12 apostles. Especially in Matthew, the focus on them is exceptionally little. Clearly Matthew means for our attention to be on Jesus the Messiah.

What is the apostolic...read >>

apostle, authority, call, disciple, healing, Jesus, ministry, ordination, power
apostles, calling, Matthew

The Blind Can See

Matthew 9.27-31
Nov 20th 2016

In Matthew 10, Jesus said, "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."

Have you acknowledged Jesus before men? Have you...read >>

authority, believe, blind, compassion, cry, faith, healing, hope, joy, mercy, Messiah, miracle, power, sight, Son of David
blindness, Matthew, miracles

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

Sovereign Over the Super Natural

Matthew 8.28-34
Oct 2nd 2016

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 >>

authority, Christ, deliverance, demon, demoniac, exorcism, Gadarene, Gerasene, identity, Messiah, peace, pigs, power, rejection
authority, deliverance, Matthew

What Sort Of Man Is This

Matthew 8.23-27
Sep 25th 2016

In today's passage, Matthew continues his mission of revealing for his Jewish brethren that Jesus really is their Messiah.

So far, Matthew has shown how Jesus has lived up to all the old prophecies about their coming Messiah: His genealogy; His virgin birth; His...read >>

afraid, authority, faith, fear, hope, Jesus, Lord, peace, power, seas, sovereignty, storms, trust, wind
Matthew, Son of God, sovereignty

I Never Knew You

Matthew 7.21-23
Jun 26th 2016

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 >>

death, demons, fake, false, God's will, hell, judgement, knew, lawlessness, miracles, power, prophesy, signs, sin
judgement, 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

God's Means of Grace

2 Peter 1.3
Feb 15th 2015

So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?" "Repent,...read >>

church, discipleship, faith, fellowship, followship, grace, growth, hope, love, power, prayer, sanctification, Word
church, grace, sanctification

He Will Bring It To Pass

Genesis 35.16-29
Aug 10th 2014

So much comes to completion through this thirty-fifth chapter of Genesis.

Two weeks ago we learned to bury idols of our PAST. Then last week, in verses 9-15, God gave Jacob a PRESENT new identity. And with his new position & new power, we learn this week to trust...read >>

Esau, faithfulness, future, grace, hope, Isaac, Jacob, new earth, new heaven, power, promise
Genesis, glorification, hope

A Better Burial - Part 2

Genesis 35.1-15
Aug 3rd 2014

We left a lot unanswered last week. So this week we're gonna take another peek into the first 8 verses of chapter 35 again, as well as the next 7.

Our goal is to keep it simple this week: three smaller sections of Scripture with one main point made for each. Can...read >>

addiction, change, Good Shepherd, habit, Holy Spirit, love, New Covenant, new creation, overcome, power, repentance, transform
Genesis 35, Holy Spirit, New Covenant

Sticks, Trees and Prosperity

Genesis 30.25-43
Jun 8th 2014

Ever heard the expression "power corrupts"? It's not that power corrupts, rather power reveals our corruption. Power in the hands of a sin-bent self is dangerous. But that same power in the hands of a righteous man is a blessing to all.

Last week we saw the...read >>

2 Corinthians 9.61-5, blessing, cheat, Deuteronomy 9.25-29, generosity, generous, giving, Jacob, Laban, labor, luck, power, prosperity, reputation, work
blessing, generosity, Genesis

The Doctrine of Christ's Return

Acts 1.11, Romans 8.23,39, Revelation 19.11-21,20.1-10, 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
Mar 16th 2014

How much time do you spend thinking about the second coming of Christ? Probably not enough!

Think of all the time we spend preparing for what excites and thrills us most. Whether it's a wedding around the corner or a big game at the end of the week, we pour hours...read >>

Christ's return, courage, faith, fight, future, glory, grace, hope, longing, love, power, second advent, second coming, sin
Doctrine, faith, hope

The Doctrine of The Work of Christ

Hebrews 1.1-4, 1 Corinthians 15.17, Hebrews 10.12-14
Feb 16th 2014

A dear friend once said, "We live in a microwave culture with a crock-pot God."

It's so right & good for us to search for the Lord, to hunger & thirst for greater nearness. But, what when if don't find it? Or worse, what if the concert-high wears off in a few...read >>

Christ, death, doctrine, faith, hope, power, resurrection, truth, work
doctrine, Gospel, Jesus

A Promise & An Impatient Pregnancy

Genesis 16
Jun 16th 2013

The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!

Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>

Abram, compassion, downcast, El Roi, Father's Day, fatherless, Hagar, poor, power, Sarai, the Angel of the Lord, understanding, woman at well, Word
Genesis 16, mercy, redemption

Lost Winning, Disciple Making & Church Planting

Acts 5
Apr 7th 2013

Church Planter, Matt Melton, from High Peak Fellowship in Kerrville leads the South Church Fredericksburg family through Acts 5, denoting the fears & frustrations as well as the power & proclamation of the Good News that transforms lives from death.read >>

Acts 5, bold, church planting, High Peak, Kerrville, Matt Melton, opposition, perseverance, power, will
Acts 5, church planting, Gospel

Catastrophic Grace

Genesis 6.8-8.22
Feb 17th 2013

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 >>

covenant, evil, flood, grace, hope, judgement, mercy, Noah, obedience, power, rescue, rest, wrath
atonement, Genesis 6, sacrifice

Creation, Christmas & Calvary

Genesis 3.15
Dec 23rd 2012

Where did evil come from? Whose got the power and authority over this earth? Why not just destroy satan now, or right after the fall? Oh, and by the way: Merry Christmas! :)

Tackling big questions on Christmas? Well, maybe it wasn't the smartest of ideas, but how...read >>

authority, Christmas, demon, Gospel, humble, irresistible grace, Jesus, joy, power, Savior, sin, sorrow, sovereign
Genesis 3, Gospel, salvation

Hate And Help

John 15.25-16.4
Oct 9th 2011

A fulfilled promise made bold witnesses of future glory.read >>

bold, evangelism, kill, Law, persecution, power, remember, sovereignty, Spirit, Witness
Gospel of John, John 15

Why Hatred?

John 15.18-24
Oct 2nd 2011

Two things we learn from Jesus in this passage: 1) Why the world hates Christians, and 2) the fellowship by which they persevere.read >>

guilt, hate, hatred, persecution, perseverance, power, sin, speak, Word, world
Gospel of John, John 15