Ever had one of those days when it seems like everyone was just out to get you?
In our passage last week, the Pharisees sent their disciples-in-disguise to try tripping Jesus up in His Words. In today's section, we pick up the narrative after only a few hours, and,...read >>
False advertising. Don't you just love it? Ugh! No, of course not. Proverbs 13.12 says that "a hope deferred makes the heart sick." Few things frustrate more than getting our hopes up only to be lied to and let down.
But what about our lives? What is it that we're...read >>
Having just declared God's sacred intent for marital permanence, the subject now shifts naturally on to the product of such sacred unions: children. "Jesus," indeed, "loves the little children." "Let the children come to Me."
Ever seen a politician pose for a pic...read >>
Peter had just come down the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus’ whole body shown like the sun, where Moses the Law and Elijah the Prophet met with Him face to face, where the heavenly Father Himself declared ‘This is My Beloved Son, with whom I am well...read >>
On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>
It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.
Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?
Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>
Crowds brought Him their sick for healing. Herod, on the other hand, was hostile toward Jesus. The religious leaders, the Pharisees & Sadducees, persecuted the Christ, they wanted Him dead. So many different reactions to Jesus.
In our passage today, we hear from...read >>
The Lord loves us, and therefore He warns us.
As fallen sinners, our natural tendency is to trust ourselves, our own ideas and ways. But if followed our wrong ways would have us fooling around blindfolded in the middle of the interstate. Praise God His love...read >>
How is your hope in the Lord? How is your prayer life?
These things are inseparable from our faith, and our faith is based upon what we believe. So, what do you believe about God? Is He real? Does He hear your prayers? Does He respond?
What constitutes "great...read >>
Where is your confidence before our holy God? Perhaps you've been baptized? Maybe you were raised in the Church and have been a member for years, have gone on mission trips, have evangelized many friends, are even consider by many as a godly saint... or at least...read >>
Today we continue our series on the Gospel according to Matthew. On a mission to convince his biological brethren than Jesus truly is the Messiah, Matthew attests to yet another prophecy fulfilled by Jesus. This time, however, it isn't met with a lot of joy &...read >>
Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?
In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>
In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing to his biological brethren--his fellow Jews--that Jesus is, indeed, truly their Messiah.
Blind unbelief had their hearts & minds absolutely persuaded that this Galilean-peasant carpenter couldn't...read >>
Are you faithful witness of Christ's love & life? Have you run into difficulty with others when trying to share the love & truth of Christ with friends, family? It seems more often than not they always have a reason not to see or trust your witness. Maybe they...read >>
Does your Christian "walk" feel more like a desperate dash for hope & peace?
According to Christ, John the Baptist was the greatest man ever born of woman. And yet even John had his doubts and misunderstandings as Jesus' Kingdom was beginning to come through his...read >>
Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?
You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1
Do you have faith? Are you sure?
There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on in court...read >>
In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.
Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.
So far...read >>
Ever been asked, or asked yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" It can be a pretty ominous question. Many of us are just trying to get by: "Who has time to think about life questions like that?"
But those sorts of questions have a way of simplifying and...read >>
Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.
This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>