God’s grace is amazing! Consider the story of the two blind men who Jesus healed in Matthew 9. Before Jesus healed their blindness, God had already opened their eyes to a profound truth. Two poor, destitute, blind men understood what the prominent, rich, healthy Scribes, Pharisees, & teachers of the law had missed; Jesus was […]
Human greatness is relative. One person may be exalted above another person in many measurable ways, but compared to the infinitude of God we are all so very small. The powerful, esteemed, educated, rich people of this age have something very important in common with the weak, detested, uneducated, poor. We are all going to […]
Matthew’s narrative arrangement in chapters 7:28-9:8 shows a progressive development in revealing Jesus’ credentials as the divine Messiah. We saw the authority of His teaching (7:29), we saw His authority over disease (8:3-15), we saw His authority over nature with the wind and the seas obeying Him (8:26-27), and then we saw His authority over […]
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!
Often people fixate on miraculous healings in Matthew 8 and miss the real point of the text. Listen as Pastor Matt explains that the main point of this text is how Jesus heals the lowly despised outcasts and leaves the self righteous in their sins, and is revealed as the prophesied Suffering Servant from Isaiah […]