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No Longer Two, But One

Matthew 19.3-6
Jul 22nd 2018

No matter how common divorce may become, the fact remains: it hurts... a lot. When two people enter a marriage, promising & trusting themselves to one another until death do they part, only then to suffer the heartache of unfaithfulness, it's absolutely...read >>

divorce, evangelism, Genesis, Gospel, hope, marriage, peace, Pharisees, plan, purpose, reconciliation, remarriage
divorce, marriage, Matthew

Elijah Has Already Come

Matthew 17.9-13
Apr 15th 2018

Ever heard such good news that you just couldn't keep it to yourself?

In our passage last week, three of Jesus' closest disciples had an experience: they beheld the transfigured Christ in His pre-incarnate glory. Amazing!

But then came Jesus' next words:...read >>

Elijah, eschatology, future glory, hope, John the Baptist, justice, peace, prophecy, restoration
Elijah, John the Baptist, Matthew

Lord of the Wind & Waves

Matthew 14.22-33
Dec 17th 2017

Shortly after an amazing Feeding of Five Thousand, in today's passage Jesus has to make His men get in a boat and get out of town while He deals with the dismissal of the crowd. To the disciples, things were going swimmingly! Why would Jesus want to leave His voters...read >>

anxiety, boat, calm, control, fear, ghost, Jesus, Moses, peace, seas, sovereignty, storms, waves, wind
fear, Matthew, sovereignty

Prophecy, Violence, and The Kingdom

Matthew 11.7-15
Apr 2nd 2017

Does your Christian "walk" feel more like a desperate dash for hope & peace?

According to Christ, John the Baptist was the greatest man ever born of woman. And yet even John had his doubts and misunderstandings as Jesus' Kingdom was beginning to come...read >>

faith, fight, hope, John the Baptist, King, Kingdom, peace, prophecy, violence, war
Kingdom, Matthew, violence

Sheep Among Wolves

Matthew 10.5-16
Jan 15th 2017

Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.

This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>

evangelism, faith, Gospel, judgement, mission, missionary, peace, providence, trust
Matthew, missions, providence

The Gospel of Peace

Matthew 9.35
Dec 4th 2016

Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?

Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that...read >>

enmity, forgiveness, gospel, Holy Spirit, hostility, Isaiah 9, John 14.6, love, peace, redemption, rescue, sanctification, sin, transformation, war
Gospel, Matthew, peace

Sovereign Over the Super Natural

Matthew 8.28-34
Oct 2nd 2016

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 >>

authority, Christ, deliverance, demon, demoniac, exorcism, Gadarene, Gerasene, identity, Messiah, peace, pigs, power, rejection
authority, deliverance, Matthew

What Sort Of Man Is This

Matthew 8.23-27
Sep 25th 2016

In today's passage, Matthew continues his mission of revealing for his Jewish brethren that Jesus really is their Messiah.

So far, Matthew has shown how Jesus has lived up to all the old prophecies about their coming Messiah: His genealogy; His virgin birth; His...read >>

afraid, authority, faith, fear, hope, Jesus, Lord, peace, power, seas, sovereignty, storms, trust, wind
Matthew, Son of God, sovereignty

Treasure, Light and Love

Matthew 6.19-24
Apr 3rd 2016

Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk & way: generosity,...read >>

dark, eye, hate, joy, life, light, love, money, peace, serve, sight, sin, treasure in heaven
Matthew, Sermon On The Mount, Truth

Resist No Evil?

Matthew 5.38-42
Jan 10th 2016

These are some of the questions most folks have after reading Jesus' words in today's hotly debated passage:

"So, do I just stand by and watch evil destroy my children?"

"At what point do we take a stand?"

"Didn't Jesus resist evil? Why...read >>

cloak, corporate punishment, evil, extra mile, fight, gentle, love, military, pacifism, peace, resist, slap, tunic, war
evil, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

First Things First

Matthew 5.21-26
Nov 15th 2015

The lawyers of Jesus' day esteemed themselves on their own spiritual accomplishments. Schooled in tradition & steeped in their own pride, they were often heard quoting Rabbi-So-And-So... who quoted Rabbi-So-And-So-Before-Him... who quoted...read >>

accused, anger, confession, conviction, guilt, hate, hope, Jesus, love, murder, peace, Pharisees, reconciliation, relationships, scribes, strive
Anger, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Sons of God

Matthew 5.9
Aug 16th 2015

Are you a people pleaser, or a peacemaker?

Many believe those are synonymous. But, according to our Scripture today, true Biblical peacemaking doesn't always please people. Consider Jesus, for example. One of His titles in the Scripture is, "Prince of...read >>

beatitude, helpful, humble, peace, peacemaker, sons of God
Beatitude, Matthew, Sermon On Mount

The Ministry of The Voice

Matthew 3.1-12
Apr 26th 2015

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."

How...read >>

greatest man, hope, John the Baptist, judgement, mercy, peace, Pharisee, prophet, repentance, sin
John the Baptist, Matthew, repentance

God's Promise, Protection and Peace

Genesis 31
Jun 15th 2014

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 >>

blessing, cheat, family feud, impasse, Jacob, Laban, peace, promise, protection, retired
Genesis, ministry, mission

From Famine to Feast

Genesis 26.12-33
Dec 8th 2013

Water is crucial to life... especially during a famine!

Isaac continued to grow in numbers, wealth & works. Abimelech couldn't help but note that something was special about this man. No matter how much they pushed or persecuted him, the Lord continued to bless...read >>

blessing, covenant, faith, famine, feast, feast, feud, fight, generosity, hope, martyr, missions, opposition, peace, persecution, prosperity, quarrel
Genesis, missions, persecution

Presence & Peace

Genesis 21.22-34
Sep 1st 2013

Abraham meets with Abimelech for the second time in this passage. This time, his reputation preceded him. Abimelech remembered two things 1) God was with him, and 2) he wasn't very trustworthy. Wow! What a first impression.

Well, fortunately for Abraham, indeed the...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, Beersheba, covenant, God, Gospel, grace, Israel, Jesus, peace, presence, well
covenant, Genesis, peace

The Promise Ring

Genesis 9.1-17
Feb 24th 2013

Can you imagine the fear God's children could've carried after the flood? "If He cares so little for human life so as to destroy it at will, who's to say He won't haul off and do it again? How can we possibly trust such a God?"

Abba loves His children,...read >>

covenant, depravity, destroy, faith, free will, hope, life, marriage, Noah, peace, promise, rainbow, ring
covenant, faith, Genesis 9

These Are Written That You May Believe

John 20.30-31
Jul 22nd 2012

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 >>

authority, Christ, death, deity, Jehovah's Witness, John 20.30-31, life, Messiah, peace, Son of God
Gospel of John, John 20

The Power of Peace In Present Darkness

John 20.19-23
Jul 1st 2012

How powerful is guilt in and over your life? regret? betrayal? denial of your Lord?

Our fears and failures deeply impact our faith (or lack thereof).

Join us today as Jesus meets His disciples in the middle of their fear, denial, and failures. What would the King...read >>

failure, fear, glad, grace, guilt, John 20.19-23, mission, peace, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, John 20, resurrection

Finished for His Father and For Us

John 19.28-30
May 20th 2012

Has sin run so deep, does it have you so guilty you rightly know that you absolutely do NOT deserve forgiveness?

I can't even forgive myself, how could a holy God forgive me?

What if you could be absolutely assured of forgiveness and peace? That's what we all need.read >>

cross, death, faith, Father, forgiveness, John 19.28-30, Luke 23.46, peace, Psalm 69.21, Son, stronger, wine
Gospel of John, John 19

Loved In Christ, As Christ

John 17.20-23
Feb 5th 2012

Jesus prays for unity: their faithful witness of God’s glory in His Son as His love for the world.read >>

Father, glory, Jesus, Mere Christianity, peace, Son, Spurgeon, sword, Truth, unity, Word
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17