In our passage today Jesus provides His most potent parable yet, aimed directly at the religious leaders in and around the Temple. He leaves no doubt as to who He was referring to: the Jewish chief priests and elders responsible for leading the people of God. But...read >>
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1.7
We're living in a time and age when wisdom is mocked at laughed at, when it's cool to be casual and clueless. Against such a dark backdrop shines the brightness...read >>
It's all connected... like one long tapestry. From his first verse through to today's passage, Matthew and the Holy Spirit continue their mission of revealing Jesus of Nazareth as the long-awaited Messiah.
On the heals of explaining how 'the last become first, and...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 >>
In Matthew 10, Jesus said, "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
Have you acknowledged Jesus before men? Have you...read >>
Matthew has been working through several Old Testament prophecies & promises that describe the character & attributes of the coming Messiah. Matthew recorded one experience after the next of how Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them. He was sovereign over the Law, over...read >>
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 man is this?"...read >>
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 >>
It all comes down to this.
Over a year in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and we've only scratched the surface. Indeed, John was right: "There are many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the...read >>
Jesus said that a tree is known by its fruit. Most certainly He could say the same of Himself!
In this week's section of chapter four, Matthew continues his ministry & mission of making Christ known, revealing His identity as the King, showing how--just as Isaiah...read >>
If we have learned anything of God's character through our study of Genesis it is that He has authority over all things! And secondly, He has been proclaiming the Good News of His Son from before the beginning of time.
Now that we have reached the end of our study...read >>
Where did evil come from? Whose got the power and authority over this earth? Why not just destroy satan now, or right after the fall? Oh, and by the way: Merry Christmas! :)
Tackling big questions on Christmas? Well, maybe it wasn't the smartest of ideas, but how...read >>
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 >>
The Son represents the Father, who sent the Son to represent us, who are given to the Son by the Father, to receive the eternal life of the Son.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 >>
Would you rather someone care for you because they were required to, or out of their own genuine desire?
What about Jesus? How does He love you? Does it matter? ...just as long as He loves you, right? Of course it matters!
Join us today in John 10.17-18 and find...read >>
John recaps for us much of what we have learned about the Word become flesh in this week's section of Scripture.
So, what does it all matter? It matters more than anything else in all the world!
The question is, doesn't it matter to you? No matter your answer, the...read >>