Weekly Service

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….

Revelation, Authority, Discipleship

Matthew 16:13-28 Revelation from God’s Word is more important than just reading it. God gives revelation to those who have become like babies spiritually (Matthew 11:25-26). To become like babies is to consider ourselves as capable of producing NOTHING, because our adequacy is from God alone. Only then will the veil be lifted from over…

Asking With Wrong Motives

Matthew 16:1-12 As human beings we so easily become untrusting (Matthew 16:8-10). In the mess that is a result of your own sin or carelessness (Matthew 15:32), remember that: Jesus does not criticize you; Jesus has compassion for you; Jesus has a compulsion to help you. The Pharisees & Sadducees wielded much earthly authority. They…