Just what did Jesus mean last week at the close of Matthew 19: "The last shall be first, and the first last"? Well, that's where we pick things up this week. How is it that the last are firs, and the first last?
Our Lord employs a parable to make His...read >>
The first word of Jesus' Great Commission is "go". Go where? To all nations, of course. Isn't that what the rest of the passage says: "Go make disciples of all nations..."
When many Christians read those words they tend to think that such a...read >>
This is a Sunday sermon of transition and thanksgiving.
Our Lord's Word & work has come to a close among the Gentiles in Galilee. The time to move toward Jerusalem, toward His impending death, resurrection and ascension has come. We will spend our time together...read >>
Christian, do you know how to act and live as an alien-citizen in this world? Our Lord answered that question in last week's passage.
This week He turns His attention onto how we are to act and live as siblings in the family of God.
In both cases, humility is...read >>
In our passage today we have one of Jesus' most popular miracles: The Feeding of Five Thousand. This is one of the few miracles that gets traction in all four Gospel accounts: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Most people even today like the Jesus they see in today's...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 >>
Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?
You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>
Campus Missionary & Church Planter, Kyle Kroeger, of Reliant Ministries proclaims from Hebrews 10.24-25 today about the importance of community in reaching college students with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.read >>
As far as the Scripture is concerned, not much is made known of the men who Jesus called His 12 apostles. Especially in Matthew, the focus on them is exceptionally little. Clearly Matthew means for our attention to be on Jesus the Messiah.
What is the apostolic...read >>
Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.
Currently there...read >>
Isn't it nice to be in control of God? You know, only letting Him into the areas of our lives that we're inclined to share with Him. "I mean, come on... Surely we've got to keep some things to ourselves, right? How else can I maintain my identity? I've got to...read >>
Christ calls us to much more than Sunday mornings.
How would you define your faith? How would you define God? How does your understanding & knowledge of Him line up with Truth, what He has revealed of Himself in His Word?
The Son of God, the Word of God, the...read >>
In this week's passage we'll cover the entirety of Genesis 31. Wise Jacob assessed the situation, his growing wealth against the shrinking flocks of his father-in-law. Needless to say, his brothers-in-law are starting to resent the "blessing" of his...read >>
Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, this...read >>
For all that's wrong with her, one thing is certain: her Husband is amazing!
She is so very loved with a special, enormous, eternal, covenant love, the love of God, the same Trinitarian love shared & enjoyed by Father, Son & Spirit. Yes, she is a work in...read >>
Do you want to be great? Do you think that's really something Jesus wants for you? The answer might surprise you.
Jesus not only desires His follower's greatness, but He loves us enough to point out the sin in us that has so perverted our perspective on real...read >>
The New Yearâ€™s Holiday is always a good time to take a look back at what God has done and give Him thanks for His faithfulness, and it is also just as meaningful to look forward to what is in store for the next year. And as Christians we can look back down...read >>
Today we celebrate four years of God's faithfulness. How better than to be reminded of what it means to be His "Bride Onboard".
What is the "talent" He has entrusted us with? What does it mean to "bury" it, resulting in having taken...read >>
Pastor Matt Melton shares with the South Church family the plan & purpose for High Peak Fellowship--a new church plant in Kerrville.
Why church plant?
What's the biblical basis for this fellowship?
How do they hope to reach the un- &...read >>
Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.
If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>
The prophet Jeremiah said that he could not possibly keep his mouth shut about the glory of the Lord. Question: Is that a good description for how you know the Lord? Could it be? Should it be?
When the Lord began to provide vision and direction for making followers...read >>