What is the Christian to say when he says something is right or wrong and then he hears the typical ‘Judge not’ response, or ‘We aren’t supposed to judge?’ I mean, they are quoting Scripture.. right? Does this verse mean that that there must be no judging whatsoever? That we must be easy, tolerant, and […]
Most Christians are familiar with: Mt. 6:19–21 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your […]
We are all familiar with Matthew 6:11 which says ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ Most Bibles have a footnote next to the word daily which suggest an alternate translation which would make the verse read ‘Give us this day our bread for tomorrow.’ Listen as Pastor Matt defends this alternate translation and shows […]
Listen as Brother Brandon Stitt encourages us to 1) Mend offenses quickly, 2) Worry about nothing, and 3) Be content in Christ.
Listen as Pastor David reminds us of the spiritual nature of the Christians battle. Neither our energy, nor our enemy, nor our equipment for our battle are temporal. If we war in the flesh we will lose, but if we war according to the spirit then a victorious outcome is secure.
When we are empty where do we look? When we are in despair to whom or to what do we turn? God intends for us to run to Him. It does not weary Him- it honors Him. It testifies of God’s enough-ness when turn to Him in times of need. So we shouldn’t be surprised […]
We are all familiar with the petition from the Lord’s Prayer, ‘Thy will be done,’ but when we pray this prayer for what are we asking? Are we saying ‘Let whatever you have decreed come to pass Lord, we trust you?’ Or is Christ telling us that we should pray that perfect righteousness will reign, […]
If you are like most people you have probably thought very little about fasting? What is fasting? How is fasting related to piety? Should Christians fast today? Can fasting actually be sinful? Listen as Pastor Matt examines Jesus’ words concerning fasting, fasting’s relationship to piety, and an important warning concerning all outward shows of piety.
Last week we saw how indwelling sin causes people to play the part of Mr. Generous in order to gain the respect and honor of men instead of being motivated by compassion and love; they have their reward already. This week listen as Pastor Matt shows how that sin not only taints our good actions […]
When we practice our righteousness is it real or is it a theatrical performance? Listen as Pastor Matt explains how playing the part of Mr. Generous in order to appear righteous before men turns even our tithes and offerings into idolatry before a Holy God. Beware! If you are honored among men for your giving […]