Matthew starts in what seems like a very boring thing--a long genealogy. Why would he do that? He shows that Jesus was born to be a king.
PURPOSE: To help listeners understand what Matthew was trying to accomplish in his gospel.
I. The lead-off writer of the New Testament is Matthew.
Bible reading with multiple voices (Matthew 26:36 — 27:54 in the New Living Translation)
Monologue--the story of Christ’s suffering out of Matthew’s gospel, unadorned with conversation.
Have you ever experienced moments of clear understanding . . . when you caught a glimpse of God’s character?
Some churches observe communion every Sunday, while others do once a quarter or maybe only on holidays. The question is has this time of contemplation and worship become a mere habit? Or does it mean something more
The cross has become a symbol of salvation to people of the Christian faith. But is it possible to put more faith in the symbol of the cross than in the God behind it?
Bridging the gap between the Old and New Testaments by looking at God’s plan of salvation throughout the entire Bible. Salvation isn’t limited . . . it’s for all people in all generations!
Faith doesn’t always come easy. Many people need to see actual physical proof in order to embrace the Christian faith as their own.
Does the Bible call us to take a leap of faith? For some of us, that’s not easy! Perhaps you, or a loved one, have struggled with the concept of faith and how it really works. Let's take an up close and personal look at faith.
Two thousand years ago, on a dismal morning, the heart and soul of Christianity was found dying on a hillside. It was at Calvary, on the cross, where Jesus bore our sins.
Some believe that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was manufactured. A fanciful concept, dreamed up by theologians.
As followers of God, we strive to communicate the gospel in a clear and truthful manner. But sometimes it’s difficult to connect with someone from a different background other than yours.
The best way to reach someone with the good news of Christ is to understand where that person is coming from and meet them at that place.