It’s often the most memorable biblical stories that are twisted to advance ideas that weaken, undermine, or even directly contradict clear biblical doctrines. The Story of the Rich Young Ruler is one such story. Does every believer need to sell all he owns and give it to the poor in order to have eternal life? […]
Immediately after Jesus affirms the propriety of some men choosing a life of celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven, we find a story that emphasizes the importance of children to the expansion of the Kingdom. Listen as Pastor Matt explores how this text fits in the flow of chapter 19 and calls […]
Countless people have concluded from Matthew 19:10-12 and I Corinthians 7 that truly spiritual people, truly holy people, & truly Kingdom minded people should choose a life of singleness & celibacy. At a glance these texts would lead a man to think that if he REALLY wants to make an impact for the Kingdom of […]
Just as in the Modern USA, at the time of Christ divorce was shamefully common. The Pharisees had taught the popular Hillelite tradition on divorce saying that divorce was acceptable for any reason. When they asked Jesus He disagreed. He said, ‘What God has joined together, do not let man separate.’ They responded by claiming […]
In Genesis 12, God has just given wonderful promises to Abram. However, when famine strikes, Abram’s response displays his lack of faith in God upholding His promises. In an attempt to preserve his own life, he acts as a cowardly husband and endangers the life of his own wife. Listen as Brother Cody leads us […]
In their jealousy and envy the rebellious Pharisees test Jesus by asking Him a calculated question about divorce. The question is designed to reduce Jesus popularity and possibly even get Him killed. How does Jesus respond? Listen as Pastor Matt highlights the uncompromisingly bold answer Jesus gives, and what we can learn from His answer.
We have all walked through difficult seasons with varying degrees of intensity. In Lamentations Jeremiah shows us how a proper theology helps you navigate even the most distressing circumstances.
After Peter heard Jesus’ somber, yet encouraging, teaching about the effectiveness of the church in administering church discipline what does he ask? Does he ask about how to pursue the shunned man who has been put out of the church? Nope. Does he ask any clarifying questions about how to be certain they are rightly […]
We know the titles ‘The Devil’ and ‘Satan,’ but do we even know what they mean? Listen as Pastor Chris Jones of Christ the King Reformed Baptist Church in Clinton, Tennessee sheds light on the meaning of these titles and his method of warfare. Whether Satan accuses us to God, God to us, us to […]
Most every Christian knows Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Unfortunately, this verse is often wrongly used to justify people’s lack of involvement in the organized church. But did Jesus intend the verse to be taken that way? Listen as Pastor Matt […]