Jesus is famous for teaching in parables. Parables have been described as little stories with a big point, and in Matthew 13 there are seven of them. On one level…

The Sign of Jonah

June 27, 2021
People often say, “Show me a sign that God is real, and I will believe.” The generation during Jesus’ ministry was no different. Jesus does great things in Israel: comforting…
How can two people look at the exact same event and come away with opposite conclusions? Jesus has been healing multitudes, but Matthew focuses on one demon-possessed blind and mute…
Few issues were as controversial in the ministry of Jesus as what He did on the Sabbath. He invites all who labor and are heavy laden to come to Him,…
Jesus invites all the weary and burdened to come to Him and find rest. It’s the one place in Scripture where He explicitly speaks about His heart, the place from…
Jesus is always consistent, but never predictable. Even mighty John the Baptizer has a hard time understanding how Jesus’ actions line up with who He is. So John asks. The…

The Spirit of Adoption

May 23, 2021
Everyone who comes to the Father though the Son is brought there by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit applies all the blessings of salvation to us because He identifies us…
God calls us to love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. This means that other things which demand our ultimate allegiance must be rejected. Another way…
The disciples are sent out empowered to gather the lost sheep of the house of Israel. They’ll cast out unclean spirits, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,…
A jarring reality in the midst of our indiscriminately ‘tolerant’ society is the Bible’s insistence that there are, foundationally, two kinds of people in the world. While these two groups…

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