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The Beginning of The End

Matthew 24.1-14
Feb 3rd 2019

In his first epistle, Peter exhorts us to 'pay close attention to prophecy', but if we were honest, I wonder how many of us really do? It can be a world of encouragement, if we comprehend what we're reading. But it does take some effort; sometimes, a lot of...read >>

desolate, destruction, future glory, hope, obedience, persecution, prophecy, temple, war
Matthew, persecution, prophecy

He Would But They Would Not

Matthew 23.33-39
Jan 27th 2019

On the heels of His seven woes we see the sorrow of the Messiah. How often He desired to gather the lost under His careful leadership, but they would not. They did not want Him. What would it take, to what length would the Messiah go to win the heart, soul & mind of...read >>

chicks, damnation, denial, hen, house, Jerusalem, rejection, sad, salvation, sorrow, temple
Jerusalem, Judaism, Matthew

Taking Away His Kingdom

Matthew 21.33-46
Nov 11th 2018

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 >>

authority, cross, Father, fruit, garden, Gentiles, hypocrisy, Jerusalem, Jesus, Jews, kingdom, leaders, persecution, religious, servants, Son, temple, vineyard, winepress
Judaism, Kingdom, Matthew

False Advertising

Matthew 21.18-22
Oct 28th 2018

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 >>

advertising, authentic, Church, discipleship, faith, fake, false, fig, fruit, fruit of the Spirit, genuine, hope, Israel, Judaism, leaves, Temple, true, wither
faithfulness, fruit, Matthew

Do You Hear What They Are Saying?

Matthew 21.12-17
Oct 21st 2018

What would you expect a "house of prayer" to be like? Quiet? Calm? Perhaps some soft choruses in the background? Some Scripture being read? Prayers being prayed of course, right?

Well, that's not even close to what Jesus found in His "house of prayer" when He came...read >>

babies, chief priests, children, Hosanna, house of prayer, infants, Jerusalem, Jesus, praise, prayer, scribes, Son of David, temple, toddlers, triumphal entry
humility, Matthew, salvation

Past Provisions for Future Faith

John 7.37-39
Jun 13th 2010

Wow!

The Apostle John, inspired by the Spirit of Jesus, paints a glorious picture for us today.

We'll call on several Old Testament passages & prophecies so we don't miss the glory of God in the face of His Son in today's display.

Just as the Feast of Tabernacles...read >>

Ezekiel, Ezra, forgiveness, gate, indwelling, Nehemiah, New Covenant, Spirit, temple, water
Gospel of John, John 7

Consumed or Consumer

John 2.12-22
Nov 22nd 2009

Jesus is zealous for His Father's name, fame, and reputation in our community.

This morning we get a glimpse of that zeal in the way He protects what is sacred, and destroys what is not near the outer gates of His Father's house.

With temple tables flying, money...read >>

dove, Jesus, money, oxen, selfish, sheep, tables, temple, worship
Gospel of John, John 2