In Matthew 12:1-8 we see a showdown between Jesus and the Pharisees. This showdown was centered around their rival interpretations of the Sabbath. Jesus offers three arguments that prove that neither He nor His disciple were Sabbath breakers. Listen as Pastor Matt explains the last of these three arguments. Jesus claims to be to ‘Lord […]
The Pharisees claimed that the yoke of the law was a blessing, but Jesus taught that the ‘tradition of the elders’ was burdensome and crushing. At the end of Matthew 11 Jesus invited people to forsake their devotion to the traditional understanding of the law and to instead ‘take His yoke upon them and find […]
How can we recognize hypocrisy in our own hearts and what do we do when we find it there? Listen as Pastor Matt explains how Jesus warns us of the desire of hypocrisy, the deceitfulness of hypocrisy, the danger of hypocrisy, and how that Jesus’ righteousness applied to our hearts is our only deliverance from […]
How does God require us to respond when we have been wronged? Listen as Pastor Matt shows how Jesus warns us against getting revenge. It may feel good in the moment to get someone back when they wrong us; but if we desire mercy from a God against whom we have sinned then we must […]
Sin bearing was not the ministry of Israel’s kings. They ruled, they led, they defended, they conquered, but they could not deal with the sins of men; that was the role of priests. There was a clear, & unflinching demarcation between kings & priests, & lest there be any confusion, their linage was even divided. […]
In olden times a person known as a herald would precede the arrival of a king, to announce his coming, & to prepare for his safe & proper travel. A herald had two jobs; to proclaim & to prepare. The O.T. informs us that God Himself would prepare such a herald who would announce the […]
What is the church’s greatest threat? Idolatry! And what is idolatry’s only cure? Christ! Listen as Pastor David exhorts God’s people to flee from idolatry and Pastor Matt points to Christ as the only hope of deliverance from this great threat.
Walk with Pastor Matt through Isaiah 6:1-7 as he examines what is, perhaps, the most familiar text in Isaiah. See how this vision relates to the Law of Moses, the Levitical Priesthood, and their fulfillment in Christ.