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Mountain Marvel

Matthew 17.1-8
Apr 8th 2018

On the heels of informing His men of His coming crucifixion and their need to follow Him there, the Messiah takes up the mission of encouraging His men. They've no reason to fear or doubt, and God the Father will cameo the scene to assure them.

You can't blame the...read >>

courage, death, Elijah, eternal life, glory, hope, Law, Moses, Prophets, transfiguration, Word
eternal life, glory, Matthew

A New Distinction

Matthew 15.10-20
Jan 14th 2018

The King & His Kingdom had arrived. And with that, things were changing. Light was swallowing up all the shadows of the past. What was once thought to set God's people apart—the law—now meets its Maker. And as He spoke and declared the meaning of...read >>

defile, dietary laws, eat, food laws, heart, holiness, mouth, New Covenant, Peter, Pharisees, righteous, Spirit
holiness, law, Matthew

Sola Fide

Romans 3.28
Nov 12th 2017

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 >>

confidence, faith alone, good works, justification, law, merit, obedience, righteousness, sacraments, salvation, sanctification, trust
faith, Five Solas, justification

Love Is Lawful

Matthew 12.9-14
May 14th 2017

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 >>

accuse, healing, Jesus, law, love, Messiah, miracle, Pharisee, power, proud, Sabbath, self-righteous
love, Matthew, Sabbath

Lord of the Sabbath

Matthew 12.1-8
May 7th 2017

At this point, Jesus had definitely met some opposition from the Jewish religious leaders, but His Words are about to stir some serious death threats.

Even today there is much division surrounding the Sabbath. But Matthew's mission is to reveal Jesus the Messiah....read >>

David, disciples, Jesus, law, Lord, Master, Pharisees, Sabbath, Scribes
law, Matthew, Sabbath

Servants of Christ

Acts 6.1-6
Aug 14th 2016

Having spent more than a year in The Sermon On The Mount, what is our state of union? Has the Son's faithful, clarifying exposition of His Father's Law stoked our spiritual pride: "We know more than them." Or, has the Righteous Words of the Son of Man...read >>

deacons, humility, Law, love, sacrifice, servants, service, table waiters
Acts, deacon, service

Golden Love

Matthew 7.12
May 22nd 2016

The Golden Rule: one of the most well-known sayings in religion. It's so simple, easy enough for a child to understand.

But, as we've been learning from Jesus, seeing is one thing, understanding more challenging still. But doing? truly living according to what...read >>

Golden Rule, Law, Love, love others, Prophets, therefore, treat others
love, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Tradition Or Truth

Matthew 5.21-48
Nov 8th 2015

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 >>

commandment keeping, duty, heart, Jesus, law, letter, love, obedience, Pharisee, scribe, Spirit, tradition, Truth, will
Law, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Fulfilling Righteousness

Matthew 5.17-19
Oct 25th 2015

If you were asked, "What's the purpose of God's grace?" what would your answer be? Do you know why God looks upon the Church with His undeserved favor? The answer from today's text might surprise you.read >>

cheap grace, grace, Great Commandment, holiness, Holy Spirit, law, love, obedience, righteousness
holiness, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Moses Wrote Of Me

Matthew 5.17-20
Oct 18th 2015

So far in His sermon, Jesus had declared the character & resulting conduct of His disciples: those who follow Him. Having their character so transformed (the Beatitudes), though their conduct in the world would result in persecution, as the Light of the World...read >>

fulfill, God's Word, holiness, Jesus, law, Moses, Pharisees, prophets, righteousness, scribes, Scripture, teaching, truth, validity
Genesis, Scripture, Sermon On the Mount

An Argument For The Sermon On The Mount

Matthew 5-7
Jun 7th 2015

We'll never convince the world of their need for Jesus without knowing & living the reality of our need for Him ourselves.

There are so many, many promises in Jesus' sermon on the hillside. However, few Christians today actually experience them? Why...read >>

grace, holiness, Jesus, kingdom, law, life, mount, obedience, sanctification, sermon, teaching, truth
Matthew, sanctification, Sermon On The Mount

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully,...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

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,...read >>

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

In Love, He Commands

Genesis 2.8-17
Nov 18th 2012

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.

We...read >>

command, death, Eden, faith, Father, follow, good and evil, instruct, knowledge, law, life, obedience, promise, sovereign, tree, trust
Genesis 2, law, obedience

Hate And Help

John 15.25-16.4
Oct 9th 2011

A fulfilled promise made bold witnesses of future glory.read >>

bold, evangelism, kill, Law, persecution, power, remember, sovereignty, Spirit, Witness
Gospel of John, John 15

Seeing is Beloving

John 1.14-18
Oct 11th 2009

"We're all God's children"...at least according to most. But according to Jesus, not exactly. But the best news is, you can be: "He who has the Son has Life."

Today, in the Gospel of John, the Word becomes flesh!

God becoming man is ludicrous, insane,...read >>

grace, Jesus, Law, truth, universalism
Gospel of John, John 1