After Jesus refuted the Pharisees misunderstanding of the sabbath, and violated their tradition by healing on the sabbath, the Pharisees conspired together as to how they might destroy Jesus. Listen as Pastor Matt looks at Jesus’ response to their conspiracy. He simply withdrew from the immediate danger, continued living a life of compassionate obedience, and […]
In Matthew 12:1-8 we see a showdown between Jesus and the Pharisees. This showdown was centered around their rival interpretations of the Sabbath. Jesus offers three arguments that prove that neither He nor His disciple were Sabbath breakers. Listen as Pastor Matt explains the last of these three arguments. Jesus claims to be to ‘Lord […]
Concerning the masses of lost hurting people around Him, Jesus once lamented, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few “Matthew 9:37–38. Listen as Pastor Matt examines Matthew 36-38 pointing to Jesus’ motivation for reaching the lost, and the means by which they must be reached.
Why does Matthew record this relatively minor miracle? It is only a fever. He has just healed a leper, and a paralytic which are much more impressive miracles than a mere fever. The amazing part is not the power of Jesus as much as the compassion. He has compassion enough for all who will humbly […]
Jesus condemned the religious elites of His day, but had compassion on the outcasts and untouchables. Why? Listen as Pastor Matt directs this encounter between a leper and the Lord. Indeed, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble!