Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Matthew

Prayer And Its Primary Purpose

MATTHEW 14:23 – And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. THEME OF THE DAY. PRAYER AND ITS PRIMARY PURPOSE. Do you ever wonder why Jesus prayed as much as He did? If He was and is the God-Man, why did He need to pray? If…

Responding To Mistreatment

MATTHEW 5:38–45 -“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your…

Not Acts Of Service – A Life Of Service

MATTHEW 25:31-45 – “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the…

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 4

In part four of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important and critical response of the hour is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ in the world; His people living out the power and influence of His love or recovering first love for the Lord and people. This Lord’s Day we want to identify the objects of first love – God and people – and be warned of how easy it is to drift into a non-relational Christianity because of loss of first love.

When I Am Afraid (Part 9) Lessons Learned at Sea

In our continuing series “When I am Afraid”, we have shifted our focus to what we may learn about ourselves and the Lord in fearful times. We are doing so by observing the disciples at sea. There were multiple times the Lord took them to sea to teach them lessons that would shape and equip them to live courageously for Him in a fearful world. Today, we observe Peter walking on the water and what we may learn of ourselves through his battle between faith and doubt.