What would the Good News be without the Resurrection of Christ?
But what makes the Resurrection such Good News is what the resurrected Christ saves us from: our sin! We value our Savior according to how much we realize He has saved us from. He who has been forgiven...read >>
In God's divine wisdom, today we see how He sovereignly used the wicked purposes and plans of His enemies to make sure Jesus' body wasn't stolen from the grave. They did everything they could to secure Jesus' tomb, disabling any would-be excuses, arguments or other...read >>
God is just. He does things right.
Humanity is sinful. We do things wrong.
God shows mercy to a sinful humanity. So, how is that just? How is that right? How is His character of justice, righteousness and holiness upheld, despite giving life to sinners.
That's a...read >>
"Good Friday". When you think about it, doesn't "good" seem like a really odd description for the day of our Savior's brutal, bloody crucifixion? What in the world could've possibly been 'good' about that? Well, I'm glad you asked!
Indeed it was a horrific day. The...read >>
"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 >>
CS Lewis once suggested that the most difficult hurdle to overcome in a person's salvation is their realization that they're actually lost without Christ in the first place.
Most people ignore their faults & wrong behaviors, but if ever asked to seriously examine...read >>
In our last passage, Jesus was arrested in the garden. Today we find Him on trial before the Sanhedrin: 70 plus one Jewish governing authorities. They're seeking false testimony against Jesus among false witnesses against Him. But here's the thing: the only "false...read >>
Have you ever felt like you needed to come to God's defense? Perhaps it was a conversation you overheard, someone questioning the validity of Scripture, a particular doctrine perhaps. Clearly there was a misunderstanding of sorts that you just felt compelled to...read >>
Have you ever had one of those spiritual "mountain top experiences", a time in your life when God did something so convincing, so hopeful, so timely, perhaps a merciful healing, or an 11th hour rescue of sorts... something that filled your heart with gratitude, love...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 >>
The Lord Jesus has set His face like flint for Jerusalem. He's headed to the cross and He knows it. He's spent the last two chapters preparing His men for His departure, telling them of things yet to come: the destruction of the Temple, the trials and tribulations...read >>
They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
I've also heard it said that our love can be measured best by those we love the least.
Do you think your love for the least would pass the test of Christian love?
Join us this week as we wrap up another...read >>
Are you someone of great means? Perhaps you own a lot of property, or several vehicles, your own business, or brand? Do you manage all or any of it in a way that honors the Lord?
Perhaps you're on the other end of the scale: not a person of great means? Maybe you...read >>
According to our passage today, there is no neutral ground. In Christ, there are the faithful who play their role in feeding and building up the body of Christ, or the unfaithful who feed on and divide the body of Christ.
But perhaps the most concerning part of...read >>
So when will the Son of Man return?
That's a question apparently not even He knows the answer to.
Wait... What? There's something the Son of God doesn't know?
Well, that's what He said.
But how can He be God, but not know something?
Glad you've joined us. If...read >>
Way back in v3 of chapter 24, the disciples asked the question that we would do well to keep before us. It is the question that Jesus spends a chapter and a half answering: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the...read >>
"And after those days..." After what days? And what is it that is going to happen after whatever day those are?
Those are the kinds of questions we have for our Messiah even still today.
Are you ready for more prophecy, more of Matthew 24?
"The Abomination of Desolation" Sounds pretty fierce, doesn't it? But what does it mean? What was Jesus talking about, and when would such desolation occur?
As mentioned in last week's sermon, theologians have argued for years as to what and when were all of the...read >>