If God’s Love is Unconditional, why are there so many conditional statements in the Old Testament?

In chapter 3 of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus revealed that before beginning His preaching ministry, it was fitting to fulfill all righteousness. This was done in His baptism by John and it would be done in the Temptations. Tonight, we arrive at the first temptation. We will spend the whole night on this one temptation and... Continue Reading →

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Why Did Jesus Receive the Baptism of Repentance From John?

Last week, we started this section of Matthew’s Gospel that we are referring to as the prelude to Jesus’ preaching ministry. John the Baptist taught some very significant things concerning the kingdom of heaven, which was at hand. As he is teaching, Jesus comes to be baptized by him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2wB14MYLyw&feature=youtu.be Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus arrived... Continue Reading →

What is the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord?

In Matthew 3:1-4:11, we find Matthew’s prelude to Jesus’ public preaching ministry. In this prelude, the necessity of the true Gospel will be made evident and Matthew will take the opportunity to, once again, prove that Jesus is the fulfillment of national Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH9had7FFV4&feature=youtu.be Matthew 3:1-12 Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching... Continue Reading →

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