To My Friends Who Are In Spiritual Exile

Over the past few weeks, we have introduced Matthew’s Gospel and walked through his genealogy. We will finish the genealogy in this session. In the previous sessions we discovered: Matthew’s purpose was to prove that Jesus was indeed the Jewish Messiah. Jesus’ adoption into David’s line is a significant point and fulfillment of Old Testament... Continue Reading →

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The Position of Christ- from David to the Exile

In our study of Matthew’s genealogy, so far, we have discovered that Matthew had a very particular purpose and wrote in an order, including specific information to accomplish that purpose. His gospel is not necessarily chronological, nor is it intended to include every detail of Christ’s life and ministry. In the previous session, we discovered... Continue Reading →

The Work of Christ- from Abraham to David

In the previous session, we discovered that Matthew clarifies Jesus as the Messiah. This meant that Jesus was the completion of all creation. All of history and everything happening now and everything that will be done in the future forever finds its consummation in the bodily life of Jesus Christ (particularly as fulfilled in the... Continue Reading →

Jesus was probably perceived as a hillbilly.

This week, we get to begin walking through Matthew’s Gospel. As we walk through Matthew’s Gospel, I want to pay particular attention to how much of what he wrote was an exposition of the Old Testament Scripture and how much of Jesus said was itself exposition of His word in the Old Testament. There are... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Power of the Local Church Meeting

We worship the God who is sovereign over all things. He has all power. In Him we find peace and rest. He gives life. Yet, churches in our day seem to lack the power and peace and rest and life that we find in Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGyHwpi_0pc&feature=youtu.be Imagine waking up on Sunday morning, getting dressed, and... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Beauty of the Church Meeting

I want to ask you a question, and please feel free to answer in your own mind. What are you looking for in a church? Keep your answer to yourself for now. Second question, do you think church attendance is important and why or why not? There are two possible ways to answer these questions.... Continue Reading →

Dear Leader, part 20 (Be Fruitful When Most Are Merely Busy)

This exercise is the final installment of a series we started at Grace with our leadership while I served as interim there. For those who are not pastors or deacons, but who lead in some capacity in any arena of life, these books are a tremendous resource in Scripture. I encourage all of those who... Continue Reading →

Dear Leader, part 19 (Christ On Display Through Sound Doctrine)

This exercise is a continuation of a series we started at Grace with our leadership while I served as interim there. For those who are not pastors or deacons, but who lead in some capacity in any arena of life, these books are a tremendous resource in Scripture. I encourage all of those who would... Continue Reading →

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