Last week we looked at how Jesus is the final revelation of God and how that baptism communicates our intention to immerse ourselves in His teaching and obey His commands. But what about out guilt? Listen as Pastor Matt explains how baptism also points to the completed work of Christ who died to pay the […]
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.
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 […]
God commanded man to love their neighbor so the Pharisees redefined the word neighbor; limiting it to a small select group of people. Jesus taught that your enemy is your neighbor and then, in love, He practiced what he preached; demonstrating His love toward us in that while we were sinners- even enemies of God- […]
If you hear the sermon on the mount & you think, ‘I’m glad Jesus came around and corrected that crazy Old Testament- now we have an easier and better way’ then you have completely, tragically, even damningly missed the point of Jesus’ message.The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ perfect explanation of God’s law, and […]
Often people go to the Lord to ask Him to do things for them, or to seek His comfort in times of conflict. Israel did this, and receive quite the rude awakening. It would not be okay. There were no short cuts. Listen as Pastor Michael Carr of Northside Baptist Church walks us through Ezekiel […]