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Bondage

Matthew 14.1-12
Dec 3rd 2017

* CORRECTION: around 8:50, "his boss' WIFE" should have been "his boss' DAUGHTER"

How free are you? The Word says we're only as free as the sin we're free from. Are you free from the bondage of sin, the lure of pride, the suck of self, the lust of...read >>

adultery, fear, fear of man, John the Baptist, marriage, pride, sex, sin, sorrow, suffering
Matthew, sin, suffering

Fulfilling Redemptive History

Matthew 13.34-35
Sep 3rd 2017

As we would expect again this week, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological, Jewish brethren that the Jesus they'd rejected to the Cross really was & is the long-awaited Promised Messiah.

Behind just a couple of short verses this morning stands...read >>

dark, fulfilled, hidden, history, parables, Psalm 78, revelation, Royal King, servant, Son of David, suffering, truth
Matthew, Messiah, prophecy

Life Defined By Love

Matthew 10.32-39
Feb 19th 2017

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 >>

cross, death, family, hope, joy, life, relationships, sorrow, suffering
death, life, Matthew

He Took Our Illnesses

Matthew 8.14-17
Sep 11th 2016

"He took our illnesses..."? Really? Then why am I still sick? What of the thousands of Christians and non-Christians who will die this year of cancer? Does He not care for them? Is there something wrong with their faith?

Join us in Matthew's testament of the Good...read >>

faith, healing, hope, Isaiah 43, Jayd Bivens, Messiah, Romans 8, sorrow, suffering
healing, Jesus, Matthew

Crowds or Christ

Matthew 7.13-14
May 29th 2016

Ever seen the bumper sticker: "Christians aren't perfect. We're just forgiven."

Just forgiven? Really? Is that all Christ came to earth to do?

The Old Testament provided a way for man to be forgiven. But through Christ--God's once-for-all sacrificial Lamb--our...read >>

broad, Christian life, difficult, hard, holiness, holy, narrow way, sacrifice, sorrow, suffering, worldliness
discipleship, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

What Does It Matter To Me?

Philippians 2.6-8
Sep 13th 2015

Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.

Currently there...read >>

compassion, crisis, discipleship, evangelism, Great Commission, hope, ministry, missions, prayer, refugee, Syria
persecution, prayer, suffering

Sin-Conquering Glory Through Persecution

Matthew 5.11-12
Sep 6th 2015

Why are you a Christian? For many, the answer stops short of God's glory. One of the greatest things about the Gospel--God's becoming man to save men from & to God--is the forgiveness God graciously grants through Christ's substitutionary atonement on the Cross. He...read >>

blessing, disciples, follow, glad, gladness, heaven, Jesus, joy, persecution, prophets, rejoice, reward, suffering
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On Mount

Blessed Persecution

Matthew 5.10
Aug 30th 2015

When we looked at Matthew5.9 (Blessed are the peacemakers), it was suggested that Jesus wasn't talking about those the world would call nice, easy going, soft, tolerant... "Just let it be, man." But how can be sure that's not what God had in mind in Matthew 5.9?...read >>

blessed, happy, persecuted, persecution, righteousness, suffering
Beatitude, Matthew, Sermon On the Mount

All Signs Point to Jesus

Genesis 41.37-57
Oct 12th 2014

There are so many pointers to Jesus in today's passage on the life of Joseph.

Joseph proves to be an amazing man of faith & godliness, one we should most certainly "follow as I follow Christ." The Lord exalts him to a position of authority in Egypt, and all nations...read >>

exaltation, famine, humility, Joseph, law, Pharaoh, sin, sovereignty, suffering
Genesis, Jesus, Joseph

Limping Away Blessed

Genesis 32.22-32
Jun 29th 2014

Ever felt like you've wrestled with God? Did you end up a victor? If you're a child of the Most High, trusting in God's redeeming grace... how could you lose?

Join us today for a real look at a real life wrestling between God and His chosen-cheat-turned-patriarch...read >>

Christophony, faith, hope, limp, pain, plan, purpose, suffering, tradition, trial, trust, wrestle
blessing, Genesis, sovereignty

The Giver And Not The Gift

Luke 5.17-26
May 11th 2014

Two thousand years ago Jesus, the Son of God, healed a lame man lowered from the ceiling by some very good friends. However, those legs have now long since turned to dust. But the healing this man received from Jesus didn't start, or stop with his legs. There was...read >>

divinity, fellowship, forgiveness, healing, hope, Jesus, John Knight, Mother's Day, prosperity gospel, salvation, sickness, suffering, supremacy of Christ
forgiveness, healing, salvation

We Do Not Lose Heart

2 Corinthians 4.16-18
Apr 27th 2014

How is your fight to stay faithful? Are you doing well, good and faithful? Feeling lethargic, unfocused and spiritually lazy? Perhaps you're at a breaking point, losing heart, almost ready to throw in the towel?

For thousands of years the Church has held to a...read >>

affliction, endurance, faith, glory, hope, joy, pain, perseverance, sanctification, suffering
faith, glory, hope

No Matter What

Sep 30th 2012

Exodus 3, Numbers 11, 1 Kings 19, Jeremiah 20

What do you do when life doesn't turn out like you expected?read >>

faith, good, hope, perseverance, promises, suffering, trust
faith, sovereignty, suffering

Messiah King, Suffering Servant

John 12.37-43
Apr 17th 2011

Isaiah saw what we must see. The effect of what he saw? "Woe is me for I am a man of sin..." Humility, an awareness of his sin, and, therefore, repentance: a turning to the Lord of mercy and grace... in other words: SALVATION!

So what was it that Isaiah saw? What...read >>

believe, blind, faith, Isaiah, Jesus, King, Messiah, Servant, signs, sovereign, Suffering
Gospel of John, John 12