As we would expect again this week, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological, Jewish brethren that the Jesus they'd rejected to the Cross really was & is the long-awaited Promised Messiah.
Behind just a couple of short verses this morning stands...read >>
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 >>
Ever tried shining a flashlight in the day time? Doesn't do much good, does it?
Made in the likeness & image of God, the Lord shines on His children like little mirrors in order that they may experience the joy of having and reflect His Light.
For now, in this...read >>
If you were gonna introduce yourself to the world that you had made by the power of your word, what would be the first thing you'd say?
God knows exactly where to begin (and where to end, for that matter!): In the beginning... God.
Before anything else was, "I...read >>
The Light of the World arrested into darkness, confusion, and chaos.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 >>
Ever looked for your glasses for twenty minutes or so only to pass by a mirror and notice them on your head? Missing the obvious is something the religious leaders struggled with in Jesus. The claims He made, the miracles, the teaching... only to fall on deaf ears...read >>
When are you most tempted to sin? most tempted to act as if God was no where to be found?
Maybe it's in the dark,or when you are completely alone, or afraid.
For others of us, the strongest temptation can come just after a ministry high... after having served...read >>