Having just declared God's sacred intent for marital permanence, the subject now shifts naturally on to the product of such sacred unions: children. "Jesus," indeed, "loves the little children." "Let the children come to Me."
Ever seen a politician pose for a pic...read >>
Where is your confidence before our holy God? Perhaps you've been baptized? Maybe you were raised in the Church and have been a member for years, have gone on mission trips, have evangelized many friends, are even consider by many as a godly saint... or at least...read >>
In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological brethren--his fellow Jews--that Jesus is, indeed, truly their Messiah.
Blind unbelief had their hearts & minds absolutely persuaded that this Galilean-peasant carpenter couldn't...read >>
Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.
This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>
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 >>
A review of Matthew 6.read >>
So, should we keep the law? Is that something I need to do?
These are a couple of the questions I've been so happy to hear from our South Church family these last couple of weeks. In some way, they can all be summed up in this one:
"If only God can save me, and if...read >>
"I once was lost // but now am found // was blind, but now I see."
The world is starving. Christ is bread for Life. Is He yours? He came down, entered our world, showed us His Father, took on our sin, laid down His life, and rose again to give us life, to the glory...read >>
It's a bitter sweet day. We've arrived at the end of our study in Genesis. Today we bury a couple of patriarchs. These men were tools in the hands of God to work His will, bless His people, and glorify His name. It is the end of Genesis, the end of The...read >>
Many, many are the amazing moments of Jacob's life: wrestled in the womb, cheated his brother out of blessing & birthright, ran off from his home, beheld the angel of God & His heavenly ladder, was cheated by his father-in-law for Leah & Rachel, for little to no...read >>
As a young man, Joseph dreamed God would put him in a place of authority over and above his siblings, and even his parents. And this would be for their good, no matter how much the news irritated his family when he told them.
At 17, his brothers had had enough of...read >>
Sometimes it's the situations we detest the most that test our faith and prove God's grace.
This week we'll meet up with Joseph at his "lowest" point, both literally & figuratively. So far he's has been hated by his brothers, tossed down a well, sold into Egyptian...read >>
How's your fight for faith? Are you enjoying the pleasures of some conquered sin? Or perhaps you're feeling a little battered in the battle? Take your pick... but in Christ: both!
A couple of weeks ago, Joseph's brothers sold their little dreamer. From there he...read >>
Have you ever caught yourself saying something that you just couldn't believe came out of your mouth... out loud! Oops. But, consider the words of Jesus: "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." In other words, is it any wonder we say & do things when...read >>
Don't you love getting overlooked for an overdue promotion at work?
Or how about that really peaceful, soothing feeling of failing to make the team though the far-less-talented coach's son wins your spot on the roster.
Are you in God's family of faith? Then tell...read >>
Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.
It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>
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 >>
Any time we're presented with something "new" there's an opportunity to make some changes. We tend to apply what is deemed valuable, while denying what isn't.
So, are these doctrines that we've been examining in the Scriptures important to you? Have they caused you...read >>
The Holy Spirit. Perhaps one of the most divisive doctrines in the Church. Ironically, however, He was given by God to unite the Church in the Spirit and Truth of Christ.
Is the Holy Spirit the cause of people flopping in the pews, barking like dogs? Or perhaps He...read >>
This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from his...read >>