Matthew

Who Do You Say That I Am?

In Matthew 16:15-20 we read that Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “That art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus responds to Peter saying, “Upon this rock I will build My church.” I believe Jesus was saying that He will build His church…

Jesus: Transfigured or Revealed?

If Jesus has only been transfigured to you, you will be taken up with either physical manifestations (visions of Jesus/angels, etc.), or with intellectual or emotional religious fervor (Matthew 17:2-3). This is what happened to Peter. He had received revelation of Jesus the Messiah directly from the Father (Matthew 16:17). Yet, deep down, he was…

Vain Worship

Jesus spoke strongly to the scribes and Pharisees about hypocrisy in the lives. This warning applies to all who profess the name of Jesus. We can easily judge others for their hypocrisy, but the Lord is searching our hearts to see whether we are serving Him from our hearts or only giving Him lip service….

Jesus’ Hometown Sermon

In Matthew 13:53 & Mark 6:1 we read that Jesus and to His hometown and began teaching in their synagogue. Their first response was one of astonishment. Astonishment soon turned into disbelief as they asked themselves; “Is this not the carpenter?” When our astonishment at Christ’ Word to us turns into disbelief, it soon leads…