The Least of These

April 3, 2022
In this final sermon in Matthew, Jesus describes the great judgment that will come upon all nations and individuals within them. So far in the Olivet Discourse Jesus has been…

Fruitfulness

March 27, 2022
For most of history Christians have been persecuted for their faith. Jesus’ life and message was so threatening to the leadership of Israel that they had Him executed, hoping to…

Be Ready

March 20, 2022
Jesus has been delivering a lot of specific information and instruction. He said within one generation not one stone of the temple would be left upon another, that His disciples…
So far in the Olivet Discourse Jesus has mostly described what will precede the destruction of the temple when “not one stone will be left here upon another”. He says…

The End of the Age

March 6, 2022
The Olivet Discourse, Jesus’ last and longest, occurs in Matthew 24 and 25. Jesus is the new Israel who is called out of Egypt, baptized in the Jordan River, tempted…

Jerusalem, Jerusalem

February 27, 2022
In His eighth and final woe, Jesus condemns the scribes and Pharisees for building the tombs of the prophets while being just like their fathers who murdered them. His imminent…

The Weightier Matters

February 20, 2022
In the Sermon on Mount Jesus gave eight beatitudes, the blessings of God upon His people. For three years He proclaimed the kingdom of God, touching lepers, healing the sick,…

False Religion

February 13, 2022
One of the most common reasons people cite for leaving the church or the faith altogether is hypocrisy. What pretends to be genuine faith in God turns out to have…

The Power & Love of God

February 6, 2022
When we read the story of Matthew’s Gospel as it’s written, we feel the tension mounting here in the temple. In the first verse of the book Jesus is called…

God & Government

January 9, 2022
The tension between the freedom and duty of an individual and coercive power of the state is not new. Jesus’ enemies unite to try to make Him sound like an…

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