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Deliver Us

Psalm 31:1-24
May 31st 2020

Do you ever ask God for help? Well, you probably do every day. You see, we all need help from God. We all need to be rescued, redeemed, and delivered. We are a desperate people. You may need God to deliver you from your divorce, your adultery, your gossiping mouth,...read >>

Fortress, Foundation, God, Helper, Jesus Christ, Refuge, Rock
Deliverance, Redemption, Salvation

Joy

Psalm 30:1-12
May 24th 2020

We are continually chasing happiness. All of our lives revolves around our recreation. We are entertained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We've got phones, tablets, iPods, iPads, televisions, cable, satellite dish, direct tv ... you name it. But, are we really...read >>

Eternal Joy, God's Glory, Happiness, Praise, Prayer, Worship
Gladness, Rescue, Salvation

God Rescues

Exodus 13:17-14:31
Mar 1st 2020

Our God rescues his people. When we call out to God, he hears our cry, and he helps us. Has that been your experience? Do you cry our to God for help? Has God ever fought for you? Has God ever helped you escape from your enemies of sin, Satan, the flesh, and the...read >>

Bondage, Deliverance, God Fights For Us, Moses, Prayer, Salvation
Red Sea Crossing Freedom in Christ, Slavery

The Cross

John 19:1-16
Nov 17th 2019

Why is the cross so central to our faith? Well, it all comes down to this ... How do we get reconciled to God? Many think it depends upon us. For example, we save ourselves through good works, prayers, giving, effort, and self-salvation projects. This is called...read >>

Cleansing Blood, Crucifixion, Mediator, Perfect High Priest, True King
Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, Salvation

He Keeps the Covenant

Romans 8.31-34
Sep 8th 2019

You're most likely very familiar with contracts, but do you know what a covenant is?

Like it or not, around these parts of the world, much of our lives are governed by contracts. We have them with the phone company, the electric company, insurance companies... and...read >>

covenant, faithfulness, God, hope, love, marriage, obedience, promise, salvation, sanctification, Trinity
New Covenant, Romans, sanctification

He Is Going Before You

Matthew 28.1-10
Aug 11th 2019

What would the Good News be without the Resurrection of Christ?

But what makes the Resurrection such Good News is what the resurrected Christ saves us from: our sin! We value our Savior according to how much we realize He has saved us from. He who has been forgiven...read >>

8th Day, Easter, hope, Jesus, new creation, resurrection, salvation, Sunday
Hope, Matthew, Resurrection

The Sorrow of Sin

Matthew 26.69-75
Jun 16th 2019

CS Lewis once suggested that the most difficult hurdle to overcome in a person's salvation is their realization that they're actually lost without Christ in the first place.

Most people ignore their faults & wrong behaviors, but if ever asked to seriously examine...read >>

bitter, failure, hope, hypocrisy, regret, repentance, sadness, salvation, sin, sorrow, weep
Matthew, sin, sorrow

Resurrection Hope — Easter 2019

Apr 21st 2019

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2019, Easter, Gospel, Hope, Resurrection, Salvation, Scripture
Easter 2019, Gospel, Resurrection

He Would But They Would Not

Matthew 23.33-39
Jan 27th 2019

On the heels of His seven woes we see the sorrow of the Messiah. How often He desired to gather the lost under His careful leadership, but they would not. They did not want Him. What would it take, to what length would the Messiah go to win the heart, soul & mind of...read >>

chicks, damnation, denial, hen, house, Jerusalem, rejection, sad, salvation, sorrow, temple
Jerusalem, Judaism, Matthew

The God of The Living

Matthew 22.23-33
Dec 9th 2018

Ever had one of those days when it seems like everyone was just out to get you?

In our passage last week, the Pharisees sent their disciples-in-disguise to try tripping Jesus up in His Words. In today's section, we pick up the narrative after only a few hours, and,...read >>

death, eternal life, faith, heaven, hope, resurrection, Sadducees, salvation
eternal life, heaven, Matthew

The Wedding Feast

Matthew 22.1-14
Nov 25th 2018

Are you going to heaven? That is THE most important question, isn't it?

The crowds that surrounded Jesus were most likely convinced of their eternal destiny in heaven just as most people today are. But were they right? Are we? On what basis?

Jesus continues...read >>

belong, feast, garment, heaven, hell, hope, invitation, King, Kingdom, prepare, responsibility, salvation, sanctification, sovereignty, wedding, welcome
Kingdom, Matthew, salvation

Pretense or Repentance

Matthew 21.23-32
Nov 4th 2018

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1.7

We're living in a time and age when wisdom is mocked at laughed at, when it's cool to be casual and clueless. Against such a dark backdrop shines the brightness...read >>

authentic, authority, crowds, faithful, fake, fear of man, hope, identity, integrity, obedience, prostitutes, real, sons, tax collectors, true
Jesus, Matthew, salvation

Do You Hear What They Are Saying?

Matthew 21.12-17
Oct 21st 2018

What would you expect a "house of prayer" to be like? Quiet? Calm? Perhaps some soft choruses in the background? Some Scripture being read? Prayers being prayed of course, right?

Well, that's not even close to what Jesus found in His "house of prayer" when He came...read >>

babies, chief priests, children, Hosanna, house of prayer, infants, Jerusalem, Jesus, praise, prayer, scribes, Son of David, temple, toddlers, triumphal entry
humility, Matthew, salvation

Ransom For Many

Matthew 20.24-28
Sep 30th 2018

The way of the world versus the Way of the Word.

In last week's passage, the mother of James and John requested that her boys sit at King Jesus' right and left in His Kingdom. In our passage today, the Lord handles the indignant response of the other 10 jealous...read >>

arrogance, community, cross, death, hope, humility, love, ministry, preference, pride, resurrection, salvation, selfishness, servant, service, sin, slave
Matthew, salvation, service

Passion and Privilege

Matthew 20.17-23
Sep 23rd 2018

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 >>

authority, cross, cup, death, Gospel, James, John, life, mother, passion, persecution, power, preeminence, prestige, privilege, salvation, suffering, Zebedee
Matthew, salvation, suffering

The Last First, The First Last

Matthew 20.1-16
Sep 16th 2018

Just what did Jesus mean last week at the close of Matthew 19: "The last shall be first, and the first last"? Well, that's where we pick things up this week. How is it that the last are first, and the first last?

Our Lord employs a parable to make His point clear....read >>

eleventh hour, first, gifts, grace, help, hope, kindness, kingdom, labor, last, mercy, ministry, parable, patience, undeserving, wages, work
grace, Matthew, salvation

Wealthy & Woeful

Matthew 19.16-22
Sep 2nd 2018

"Let the children come to Me." Those were the words of Jesus from our passage last week. "For the Kingdom belongs to such as these." Christ's Kingdom is fit only for those with child-like faith, humility & dependence upon Jesus, the Rock of our salvation.

But,...read >>

greed, justification, money, possessions, pride, prosperity, rich, riches, sadness, salvation, sorrow, wealth
discipleship, Matthew, wealth

Humility: Lesson Four - Part 2

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 10th 2018

Today we continue our mini-series on the fourth lesson in humility wherein our Good Shepherd instructs us on how--practically speaking--He leaves the 99 to seek the one wandering lost sheep in His fold.

Have you ever been in sin and sought by the Savior?

Have you...read >>

church discipline, church health, discipline, humility, reconciliation, repentance, restoration, salvation, sin, sorrow
church discipline, Matthew, repentance

Humility: Lesson Four

Matthew 18.15-20
Jun 3rd 2018

When was the last time someone corrected you? How'd you feel about it? Were their efforts received with gratitude, thankful you'd been made to see a better way? Or did you find yourself more like "How dare he correct me!" Or "Who does she think she is?"

What about...read >>

convict, correct, discipleship, help, holiness, minister, rebuke, rescue, righteousness, salvage, salvation, sin, teach, the Church
holiness, Matthew, the Church

Humility: Lesson Three

Matthew 18.10-14
May 27th 2018

In this third lesson on humility, Jesus instructs His little ones about His little ones: prefer one another rather than self-seek. By the parable of the lost sheep, He goes on to show the humility of His Father: His character of long suffering and patience toward...read >>

Good Shepherd, humility, kindness, lost, mercy, ninety-nine, patience, salvation, sheep, suffering
hope, Matthew, salvation

He Left Them

Matthew 16.1-4
Feb 11th 2018

Finally, the Messiah returns to His own, back to Jewish territory. But He wouldn't be there long before the religious were back in His face again.

What sad state. The long awaited Messiah had come for His own, and, yet, they rejected Him, in preference for their...read >>

blindness, damnation, hardness of heart, Messiah, rejection, salvation, signs, wonders
Matthew, signs, wonders