Matthew 7:21–27 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in […]
False prophets have always existed. Jesus says you can recognize them by the ‘fruit’ that they bear. What does that mean? Does Jesus have a particular group of people in mind? Listen as Pastor Matt explains how to understand and apply this well known text.
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus was not just concerned with communicating truth, but in eliciting a response. Are you on the broad path or on the narrow way? How can one tell? What are the distinguishing marks of each? Listen, consider, and enter in at the narrow gate!
Absolutes are unpopular today. To claim that one’s own path is narrow & leads to life, and another is broad and leads to destruction is labeled closed minded. To call a person a ‘false prophet’ or, worse still, a ‘bad tree’ while claiming that you preach the truth or that your faith produces ‘good fruit’ […]
We are all familiar with Jesus’ words, ‘Ask and IT shall be given.’ Ask and WHAT shall be given?!?! Is this promise a blank check to ask for whatever we want, or is Jesus promising to give something in particular. Listen as Pastor Matt presents this text in context showing that Jesus is referring to […]
Some people are far too reluctant to correct, rebuke, or admonish an erring brother; but some are far too eager to point out every little thing with which they disagree. When rightly understood Matthew 7:1-6 protects from both errors. Listen as Pastor Matt shows who’s ‘specks’ Jesus expects us to remove, what a ‘speck’ is, […]
What is the Christian to say when he says something is right or wrong and then he hears the typical ‘Judge not’ response, or ‘We aren’t supposed to judge?’ I mean, they are quoting Scripture.. right? Does this verse mean that that there must be no judging whatsoever? That we must be easy, tolerant, and […]
Do you struggle with worry? Worry can be paralyzing! Nothing is pleasant about it at all… but it seems almost impossible to overcome. Why? Jesus exposes the root of worry and points us to the remedy.
Most Christians are familiar with: Mt. 6:19–21 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your […]