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 >>
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 >>
Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?
Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...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 >>
Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.
This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.
Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>
Just when you thought it was safe to blame all of your sin on your parents, your circumstances, your "environment".
None had better a parent than Adam & Eve. Yet: sin!
None had a better environment than Adam & Eve. Yet: sin!
The garden was perfect. Father God...read >>
We love like Christ to faithfully represent Christ.read >>
Our joy glorifies the Father, therefore, Jesus commands it!read >>
Don't fake fruit, grow it by remaining in Jesus; without Him we're only fit for the furnace.read >>
Bear God-glorifying fruit, or burn in God-glorifying fire.read >>
A seed is a marvelous thing. So much potential packed into such a small package. Hundreds upon thousands of pounds of produce from one little capsule. Isn't God providential?!
But unless that seed undergoes a deep, thorough, and permanent change (even a death) it...read >>