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...read >>
Have you ever overlooked the obvious? Maybe it was a speed limit sign? Maybe an item on the grocery list you could've sworn wasn't there before.
Who hasn't overlooked the obvious? But the question is, how do we respond when we do?
When it comes to Jesus, God's...read >>
Ever wonder how much of your faith is really just token righteousness, just doing stuff "because that's what my parents did." "If I go to church, I go over to First-So-And-So because that's what I've always done." "You'll find us there every...read >>
Matthew introduces us to the cousin of the King of kings: John the Baptist. He's a bit odd. He wears a cloak of camel's hair, eats honey & locusts, lives out in the wilderness, calling men from all over to "Repent, for the Kingdom is at hand."
An Amazing Thing happens in today's passage. And Jesus' provision of sight to a blind man isn't it.
Something even more amazing... The blind man can see... really see... as in make connections, spiritual connections that learned, trained, scholarly historians have...read >>
Can you think of a reason to celebrate? I don't know... turning 40? 15th anniversary? "Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win!"?
No doubt there are lots of reasons to party, but few as noteworthy as the Sabbath day celebration that should have been...
"Should have been"?...read >>
Imagine getting caught in your worst sin... then being paraded up to front row of the church for al to see. There is no doubt of your guilt, no hope for an acquittal: you're guilty and you know, as does everyone else.
It is at this juncture in your life that...read >>