Do you like being interrupted? Not many do.
En route to Jerusalem for the Passover, crowds did all they could to suppress the annoying interruption of a couple of blind beggars, crying out for Jesus' attention. They wanted to see! But the crowds just wanted them to...read >>
Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?
Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>
Today we continue our series on the Gospel according to Matthew. On a mission to convince his biological brethren than Jesus truly is the Messiah, Matthew attests to yet another prophecy fulfilled by Jesus. This time, however, it isn't met with a lot of joy &...read >>
Do you trust Jesus? Would others be able to attest as much, based on the way you live, talk & walk?
God-glorifying obedience is what our Master is after. But that won't happen if we doubt that our Father truly knows best.
Many commentators find the next...read >>
Do you want to follow Jesus? On what terms? What are you after? What would it take to get you to make up your mind today, to follow Him forever? What are your reason for putting Him off?
Today in the Gospel according to Matthew, we meet two men, a couple of...read >>
In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.
We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we...read >>
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....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...read >>
Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.
Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>
"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"
Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point...read >>
How do God's commandments strike you? Do they elicit frustration or faithfulness? gritted teeth or grateful obedience?
The way we hear & feel about God's instruction tells a lot of our perception about Him, our confidence in Him, and our worship of Him.
Having shown us what to do, Jesus now tells His disciples to do likewise.
However, this isn't a normal command... it's an impossible one! "With man nothing is possible, but with God all things are possible." -Jesusread >>
Four days for Jesus. Four weeks for us. But Lazarus is coming back to life!
John and Jesus are on a mission to raise Lazarus, but perhaps even more importantly, to birth faith in the hundreds, thousands, and millions of onlookers ever since.
By nature we all...read >>