Jesus asks the disciples if they understand the things He taught them in the Parabolic Discourse, and they say they do. Jesus then gives a one last parable that is unlike the others. All the other parables are ‘Kingdom Parables’ which explain what the Kingdom of heaven is like, but this one explains what a […]
Who were the Apostles? Far from being respected rabbi’s or influential political leaders, the disciples were the definition of common. They were fishermen, tax collector’s, despised zealots, and the like. God delights in choosing such men ‘unimpressive’ & ‘unqualified’ men to magnify His grace. But that brings up a question; ‘Why should people take their […]
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.
Most people’s definition of faith is ‘believing without seeing.’ Culture, by in large, sees science & religion as opposites. For the masses, science equals demonstrable fact while religion equals baseless subjective, perhaps helpful, but improvable belief. The question, ‘Why do you believe the Bible,’ is answered with either, ‘That’s just how I was raised,’ Or […]
Who were Jesus’ 12 disciples? Smelly, hard-working, uneducated fisherman! That’s right, He calls fisherman not Pharisees, the common laborer instead of the learned, the overlooked instead of the overlord. God doesn’t think like us. We are finite & weak & we need strength or our goals may fail. God is infinite & powerful & He displays […]