Matthew

Forgiveness Part 1: The Miracle of Forgiveness

By |July 29th, 2011|Categories: Colossians, Matthew, Sermons|Tags: , |

Child survivors of Auschwitz At the end of World War II, the Allies entered the concentration camps of Germany to find unbelievable carnage. Among the masses of emaciated bodies, the following note was found in the clothing of a dead child. It reads: O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon [...]

The Decisive Battle

By |April 26th, 2011|Categories: 1 John, Articles, Luke, Matthew|

The decisive battle for salvation was won at the cross. But the decisive battle for the cross was won at Gethsemane. Each of the four gospels describes Jesus’ time of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. Matthew, Mark and Luke all focus on Jesus agonizing over what He was about to face (Matt 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46). Being a physician, Luke describes in clinical detail the physical manifestation of the emotional and mental agony [...]

Whose Fruit?

By |March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Articles, John, Matthew|Tags: , |

At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry was John the Baptist. We read in the gospel of Matthew that he was the one referred to by the prophet Isaiah, sent as a forerunner of the Messiah to prepare the way for His coming. (Matt 3:1-3) When John saw that many of the Pharisees and Sadducees were coming to him for baptism, he declared, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to [...]

Hindered by Unbelief

By |February 19th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Matthew|Tags: , |

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:58 Matthew tells us that when Jesus visited His hometown, He went into the synagogue to teach, as He often did. We read that the people were astonished at His wisdom. They recognized there was something different about Him. But it ended up that “they took offense at Him (13:57).” Why? Because they thought they knew Him. They remembered Him as a [...]

A Measure of Faith

By |January 29th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Hebrews, Matthew, Romans|Tags: , |

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1    Jesus talked a lot about faith. In fact, He frequently made comments like, “Your faith has made you well” when He healed someone, or “You of little faith…” when His disciples came to Him in fear or failure. When we talk about faith, we often use the word “faith” to refer to “my religious beliefs.” Sometimes we [...]

Fully Forgiven

By |November 27th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Colossians, Matthew|Tags: , |

What is forgiveness? What does it mean to be forgiven of our sins? According to the Scripture, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin (Heb. 9:22) because the wages of sin is death (Rom. 5:12, 6:23). As believers, we know that God provided a way for us to receive His forgiveness by the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross in our place (Eph. 1:7-8a, Acts 10:43, Col. 2:13-14). But what [...]