"Down. Set. Hut!" That's the way the quarterback gets the play going: "Down. Set. Hut!" Not "Hut! Set. Down." Right? Doing it backwards just wouldn't work. None of the line would be in position to block, none of the backs in position to run, etc. etc. In other...read >>
We begin this week with a reminder of Matthew's mission. Do you recall his purpose in writing his account of the Good News? Knowing as much will prove critical in our efforts to understand this week's passage.
If you're able, please join us in a copy of God's Word,...read >>
What would you give for the price of a dead slave, gored through by an ox? According to Old Testament law: about 30 pieces of silver.... exactly how much it took for Judas to sell out Jesus.
How much would it take for you to deny the Lord & Savior? It's a painful...read >>
Jesus prays for the joy to keep His disciples not from danger but faithful through it.read >>
God is revealed in, to, and through those who love, keep, and do His Word.read >>
Performing under extreme pressure. Sound like fun? Not at all.
Under circumstances that would drive any of us crazy, that would render a heart-attack as easily as anything else, Jesus remains cool under the collar, completely confident in His Father's plan. But at...read >>
Jesus has gone before us, showing us how to live as a child of His kingdom. Then, last week, we saw in verses 11-17 that He calls and indwells us to continue His work He began. And now, this week, He gives us just the boost of sovereign care and courage we need to...read >>
GRACE: Unmerited Favor
Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?
Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>
Ever brought something to someone to fix? Maybe you thought all else was fine save this one little broken part. But, when you got the bill, you realized that a whole lot more than you were aware of was in need of repair. "Everything was connected," they said.
We're in no position to think we know all that Jesus is up to. Having said that, it sure seems as though He is intent on offending His onlooking, grumbling, confounded Jewish audience.
Why? What's the purpose? What don't they understand or see rightly that would...read >>