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 […]
John the Baptist was as great a man as any who had ever been born before him, but the LEAST in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. What a dramatic change! And beginning with the days of John the Baptist the Kingdom began suffering violence and violent men were taking it by force. […]
Love must not be in word only, but in deed and in truth (I John 3:18). Paul has told the Thessalonians how much he loves them, but now he points to concrete evidence. I Thessalonians 3:1-5 shows the kind of actions that flow from love. Listen as Pastor Matt shows three signs of genuine love […]
Paul, Silas, and Timothy left Philippi fleeing persecution. Luke was with them in Philippi; why isn’t he with them now? Listen as Pastor Matt unpacks this introduction showing what we can lean from those who left for Thessalonica and from Luke who didn’t. There is much more here than meets the eye.
Philippians 3:1 is kinda weird when you think about it. It says, ‘Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safe guard for you.’ Three questions come to mind; 1) When did Paul tell the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord […]