Category: Sunday Morning
Matthew 9:9-17by Alan Sherban
Jesus calls all his disciples to follow him, and his disciples will follow. But his call is not an undefined and open-ended call; Matthew 9:9-17 indicates that it is a call marked by 6 specific characteristics.
Matthew 9:1-8by Alan Sherban
The healing of the lame man as recorded in Matthew 9:1-8 evidences the fact that the saving power of Jesus is stronger than any sin that might tempt us to doubt his ability to save.
1 John 4:7-12by Danny Gumprecht
Love for one another is a distinguishing and defining mark of true Christians, and in this text the apostle John provides for us all 3 reasons why it is that we ought to love.
Matthew 8:23-9:8by Alan Sherban
Jesus is not only stronger than any natural force or circumstance, but he also demonstrates the fact that he has unassailable power over the supernatural realm.
Matthew 8:23-9:8by Alan Sherban
The second set of three miracles in Matthew 8-9 reveals to us that Jesus is more powerful than any potential threat to our souls.
Matthew 8:18-22by Alan Sherban
Knowing more facts about Jesus isn't the chief goal of Matthew's Gospel. He rather would have his readers realize that the truth about who Jesus is means that he must be followed on his terms.
John 21:15-19by Alan Sherban
Leadership in the church is an important facet of New Testament ministry, as Christ himself gave instruction for his sheep to be fed.
Matthew 8:1-17by Alan Sherban
The most important instructions gleaned from reading the three healing accounts in Matthew 8 are the manifestation of his inherent power and his uncompromised identity.
Matthew 8:1-17by Alan Sherban
Out of the thousands of healings that Jesus performed, Matthew recorded just three particular instances in order to portray Jesus as the Christ, the Son of David, and the Son of Abraham. In this first part of consideration of these verses we consider the fact that these three miraculous events all give evidence to what true saving faith actually is.
Jonahby Nathan Machel
The story of the prophet Jonah gives us a just a glimpse into the character of God - that he is sovereign over all things and that he is incomparably merciful. We also learn from this book that the mercy of God compels us all to repent and turn to him.
Hebrews 10:19-27by Alan Sherban
Worshipping God as a congregation is not only the wonderful and delightful practice of the local church, it is the vital and necessary practice of the local church.
Psalm 107by Alan Sherban
The congregation is to come together for worship together, and as we do so we are to focus on the fact that God has redeemed us and has gathered us to himself from every corner of the Earth.
Genesis 4:1-7by Alan Sherban
The story of the worship of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 teaches us principles concerning the kind of worship which God accepts, regardless of when or where it is offered.
Leviticus 1-16by Alan Sherban
God's holiness is revealed to us in the book of Leviticus, culminating in the Day of Atonement which is the shadow of the once-for-all atonement by our holy Savior.
Leviticus 1:1by Alan Sherban
The foundation of all worship is an understanding of the holiness of God. This truth is observed even in how God reveals to Moses his prescriptions for how his people are to worship him.
Matthew 7:24-29by Alan Sherban
The conclusion to the Sermon on the Mount is a clear and helpful illustration that distills the entirety of the Gospel of the Kingdom down to its essential truth. We must know the preacher for who he is. We must comprehend the sermon for what it says. We must understand the choice which lay before us.
Matthew 7:21-23by Alan Sherban
Jesus is the judge of all mankind, yet there are those who will appeal his verdict on the last day. His reply will be a final and sobering cry of justice that he never knew them.
Matthew 7:13-14by Alan Sherban
Only one way leads to life, Jesus says. It's the way that is restricted, exclusive and hard. And after one finds this gate to God, it also must be willingly entered.
Matthew 7:12by Alan Sherban
Continuing in his teaching on good judgment, Jesus uses a well-known principle for righteous living to help us understand the practicality, the principality, and the power of Holy Scripture.
Matthew 7:9-11by Alan Sherban
We ought to be compelled to pray to our Father in heaven because he is essentially good. That God is good means that he never disappoints, and his goodness is in a category all to its own. Because those things are true, we ought to petition him with confidence.
Matthew 7:7-8by Alan Sherban
If we look at all the Christ calls his kingdom people to be and to do, we are left with the realization of our inherent inability. But the Lord also calls us to have right discernment about the character of God that we might ask him for the help we need. We must judge our heavenly Father to be a giving Father.
Matthew 7:6by Alan Sherban
Jesus continues in his explanation of how we are to have good judgment; this time by helping us understand how to have discernment in our evangelism.
Matthew 7:1-5by Alan Sherban
Having oriented our thinking around the fact that our main pursuit ought to be the God-centeredness of the Kingdom and the all-sovereign justice of God, Jesus turns our attention to right thinking about how we judge others.
1 Corinthians 15:58by Phil Johnson
The Apostle Paul provides a one-verse practical implication following his doctrinal exposition of the necessity of the resurrection of Christ. He calls us to remain steady, to remain busy, and to remain confident in our labors.
Matthew 5:19-34by Alan Sherban
10 Principles for Clear Spiritual Vision
Matthew 6:19-34by Alan Sherban
If we are to have proper spiritual vision, then we must understand the true nature of what heaven itself is, and what kind of treasure it is that we are to lay up for ourselves there.
This great sermon of the Lord builds in its logic and application throughout the first several sections, and up to this point where Jesus teaches his listeners how they can have proper spiritual vision.
Matthew 6:16-18by Alan Sherban
The third example of hypocritical righteousness comes to us via a call to not be hypocritical in our fasting. But. What exactly is this kind of fasting that Kingdom citizens are to practice?
Luke 15:1-32by Nathan Machel
Jesus' compassion for sinners is beyond comprehension; it is exactly what those who are lost need. Yet his confrontation of the self-righteous offers a sober warning to those who still would want to assess themselves in comparison to others instead.
Matthew 6:5-6by Alan Sherban
Since God sees in secret, and since God evaluates based upon what he sees in secret, whatever it is that we are before him in the secrecy of our hearts is what matters. Prayer from that secret and hidden corner of our hearts is what we must find to be delightfully satisfying and joy-giving.