Bad religion is decried by Jesus in Matthew 29 when He condemns the Pharisees on their hypocrisy. But we can easily commit the same sins. Here are seven ways you can become hypocritical: Make up your own rules and act like they are Biblical. Keep people from God while convincing them they are growing closer to Him. Revere religious objects. Value practices more than people....
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Matthew 29:1-32
Modern Christians can be edified when the psalmist expounds on God's law in Psalm 119 and says that the law is wise, able to keep a man pure, and a fortress. If you want wisdom, purity, and stability, go to God's law. It's all there. But we get confused when the psalmist calls the law "sweet like honey" (Psalm 119:103). Elsewhere the psalmist says that if he did not delight...
Author: John Starke
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
Jesus teaches the Bible is not a rule book. Jesus didn't live in a set way. He lived out His love in a consistent way with His character as the Son of God. May we ever be the church that lives out of the the lens of compassion, grace and honoring Christ as we navigate the messiness of life.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Luke 7:37-48, Galatians 2:19
Jesus' great, great, great, great grannies were all REALLY bad girls (except for Mary, of course). Matthew mentions five women in the royal line of the Messiah: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. Why would the reformed tax collector include these loose ladies? Genealogies in Matthew’s day were boy’s clubs-men only were mentioned. Remarkably, the gospel writer thought...
Author: Julie Barrier