Messages on Matthew

Part 2: The Presumption Trap

Temptations come with certain presumptions that can appear to be rational at first, but dig a little deeper, and the potential for greater damage is quickly exposed. Matthew 4:5-7

Part 1: I Need This

Temptations come in mamy forms, but the most lethal are the ones that come in the guise of fulfilling a legitimate need. Matthew 4:1-4

Part 7: The House that Jesus Built

The church, as an institution, has been the object of attack, both from the outside world and within its very ranks for centuries. Why should believers care about the way in which “the church’ is treated and portrayed? Matthew 5:13-16; Acts 20:28-31; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11; 1 Peter 2:9-12

Part 6: The Greater Blessing

We all know what happens when we close our minds. We stop growing and the older we get; the bleaker life becomes. the same is true when we close our hearts, we miss out on experienceing the greater blessings God has in store for us. Proverbs 18:13, 15; Luke 16:10-12; Matthew 13:14-15; 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Part 3: Suffering

Suffering is a reality of being human. It is the plight of many with no end in sight. As believers, our ability to ease the suffering in this world goes far beyond the practical help it extends to those we help. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Matthew 5:4; Romans 8:18-21; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

The Grudge – Part 1: The Tension

Why is forgiveness so hard, especially when it is an expected part of what it means to be a believer in God? How do we understand and navigate forgiveness when we’ve been deeply hurt? Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21

Part 4: Holy

One characteristic that sets God apart from his creation is holiness. It is also a characteristic that becomes an important part of our faith journey as we grow in our relationship with God. Isaiah 6:1-7; Leviticus 20:26; Matthew 5:48; 1 Thess 4:7; 1 Peter 1:16

God Is… Part 1: Three-In-One

The Trinity is a unique formulation for God that is essential to the Christian faith, yet one of the most difficult concepts to understand and comprehend, and the first step in knowing God intimately. Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-17; 2 Cor 13:14

Part 7: Who Cares?

Fear, when allowed to govern our lives, can leave us helpless and hopeless. But fear can also serve as a signpost to something greater which in turn, builds courage, confidence, and hope. Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 6:30-34
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