Crowds brought Him their sick for healing. Herod, on the other hand, was hostile toward Jesus. The religious leaders, the Pharisees & Sadducees, persecuted the Christ, they wanted Him dead. So many different reactions to Jesus.
In our passage today, we hear...read >>
Upon the backdrop of the dark ages the Light of the Truth of Christ broke through brilliantly & brightly. While religious leaders of the Roman Catholic Church sought to control ignorant masses of lost souls, the Reformers were reading the Word of God, seeing...read >>
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 >>
Having denounced cities and "this generation" for their unbelief, Jesus proclaims peace & rest to those who turn from sin, trusting in Him. Are you one of those? If so, why have you come to Christ? Perhaps you were raised in the church, were baptized...read >>
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...read >>
On the very first Resurrection Sunday two of Jesus' disciples are found journeying from Jerusalem to Emmaus. During their walk they were met with a huge surprise. A "stranger," who was actually Jesus himself, joined them and He gave them a crash course on...read >>
Are you honest about your past? Jesus is. He knows it all: past, present & future.
Matthew is on a similar mission of exposing the reality of your sinful past, present & future. Well, not just yours, but mine, and even his own, and lots of other people's...read >>
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What a gift God has given us in His Word. Pray fervently, as we begin this new series, for the grace to know, believe, and live accordingly. Eternal Life is knowing God & the Son whom He has...read >>
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...read >>
Who is Jesus? As simple a question as it might sound, there have been a myriad of answers provided through the years. In the name of (false) "unity," we often over-simplify what we mean by "belief in Jesus." Jesus who? Which one? The Muslim's...read >>
Almost everything we believe is based on the testimony, the authority of another.
John the Witness has written his Gospel that we might believe. He has written of his life experience with Jesus, that we might have life in Jesus' name.
Honestly, do you have life in...read >>
The Apostle John is on a mission: to prepare the bride for her Groom.
In order to achieve his goal, John paints a picture of Jesus for his readers. In every chapter and paragraph, he seeks to inform us as to who Jesus is, what He is like, what He does and enjoys....read >>
As Jesus continues to teach in the temple, crowds begin to ask the critical question: "Could this be the Christ?"
In a day and age where anything goes, what do we make of the Scripture? Is Jesus the Living Word of God made flesh? Is He truly the Way, TRUTH, and...read >>