Matthew takes great care to provide the evidence that Jesus is the king for which we have been waiting, thus making the call of Jesus to “Repent for the kingdom is near” and “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of people” compelling. In a phrase, Jesus is worth following.
God calls for his people to be mature and to follow after him by process of continual growth. In Ephesians 4:15 God gives his people the means of maturity – speaking the truth in love. Those who are mature, meaning those that recognize their immaturity, will use this good for their good and God’s ultimate […]
Jesus uniquely fulfills what was prophesied by the prophets regarding his time in Egypt, the slaughter of the innocent, and Jesus settling in Nazareth. He is the only one that could fit the description of the expected Messiah. His unique identification with the town of Nazareth opened the door to ministry to members of the […]
The third week of the 2017 Advent season highlights God’s peace that is available for us. We can either be disturbed as King Herod was, or we have peace by seeking the new promised king, like the magi.