Having warned the crowds and His disciples in our last passage, today the Messiah turns His attention toward the scribes & Pharisees; not with warning, but with woe, seven times over. We'll take a look at the first three of those woes today.
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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.
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"Gosh, I wish God would just speak to me, that He'd give me some direction here."
Today we consider the second of the five solas, the heart cries of the reformation: Scripture alone, or sola Scriptura.
Do you know God's Word? Do you know God? Can you...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 >>
Have you ever said something you instantly regretted? Of course you have. Who hasn't? Have you ever responded by thinking, or maybe even saying out loud, "I can't believe I said that?" Of course you have. Who hasn't?
But, is it really so hard to...read >>
In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus...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 >>
As Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount, He clearly means for us to do some ever-necessary self-examination. Love came for our very best, that we might hear "Well done, good & faithful. Enter into the Joy of your Master." Therefore, Love warns us to...read >>
Today we take a break from the Beatitudes in Matthew's account of the Gospel to focus our attention on God's means of our Happiness in Jesus' Blessings.
Have you ever noticed how regularly we need to be reminded of what we already believe? Well, the material in...read >>
Ever swung a sword? For most of us these days, probably not! But, in our passage this week, Jesus certainly does, and fully intends for us to take His Sword and swing away, too!
If you've been in the family of the Lord for any length of time, you know that we have...read >>
So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?"...read >>
We spent our time together last week examining the Doctrine of God. But how do we know who is He is?
The Bible says that God has revealed Himself through what scholars call "General Revelation." This to say, certain attributes of God can be observed...read >>
The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!
Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>
Jesus prays for unity: their faithful witness of Godâ€™s glory in His Son as His love for the world.read >>
What He calls us to He suits us for, sustains us in, sanctifies us through.read >>
Jesus prays for the joy to keep His disciples not from danger but faithful through it.read >>
The sorrow of His death is swallowed up by joy in His resurrection; therefore, pray for His praise!read >>
Two things we learn from Jesus in this passage: 1) Why the world hates Christians, and 2) the fellowship by which they persevere.read >>
God is revealed in, to, and through those who love, keep, and do His Word.read >>
Jesus said that He came to salvage the world, not to judge it; yet, His words are the standard by which all will be judged. To reject His Word (the commandment for eternal life that He received from His Father) is to reject Light, reject salvation, reject eternal...read >>
This is our second week to examine additional passages that encourage us to love God & love others.
This week we look into Peter's first epistle... join us as together we discover the secret of God's power, in God's Word.read >>