Topic: Lordship of Jesus Christ
25 July 2021
Jesus prophesies in these verses that all of His disciples would fall away from Him and ultimately deny that they knew Him. Nevertheless, He is not discouraged by this reality. He even promises that He would gather them again and lead them on His mission to save the world (v32). Even when we are faithless, God is faithful. May Jesus Christ be praised!
27 June 2021
Jesus promises and prophesies His returning to the earth on the judgment day at the end of the age. “The Day of the Lord”, as Scripture so often calls it, will be a time of great vindication for God’s people. He will publicly declare them righteous in the sight of all. But for the wicked (for those apart from Jesus), this day will be one of great dread and anguish. Let us all, then, flee unto Jesus while there is yet time!
20 June 2021
God gives good gifts to His people in order that we might bear fruit for His Kingdom. Jesus will come again and judge us according to our faithfulness. We must not make either of two mistakes: living in fear of that judgment and so not doing anything . . . nor can we attempt to work for God’s glory in our own power. Only in God’s power and provision can we be a blessing.
6 June 2021
There are few things that raise more questions than the end of the world. When you mix into that discussion topics like judgment and rapture, then things really get interesting. Thankfully, Jesus has made this topic fairly straightforward. These verses are a gold mine of comfort and clarity for all believers in every age.
30 May 2021
Series: Guest Preachers
1 Samuel 31 depicts the tragic death of King Saul, the first anointed king of Israel. Sadly, he did not follow God as his successor King David would. Ultimately, he was lost in shame and suffered the tragic end of suicide. Thankfully, our greater King, the Lord Jesus, will always remain faithful, even as He conquers sin and death and hell on our behalf and for our salvation.
16 May 2021
In these verses, Jesus foretells the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple. We know that this was fulfilled in AD 70 when the Romans came and burned the city to the ground. Importantly, Jesus is explaining that this would not be the end of religion. God’s people are always to take hope and to take heart because Jesus reigns from everlasting to everlasting. Wars and rumors or wars and famines and earthquakes cannot stop King Jesus. Praise His name!
9 May 2021
Jesus gives His last powerful and stern warning to the scribes and Pharisees in this seventh woe. He underscores how their rebellion against His person and work is the same as the rebellion of God’s people in the Old Testament. Both have rejected God’s Word as He so graciously revealed it to us. May we never do the same. May we always come to Jesus Christ, who is the Word made flesh, and may He grant us life in His Spirit.
28 March 2021
Jesus in this passage explains the relationship between the church and the state. More importantly, He demonstrates that God is over all things. And through the Gospel, specifically, Jesus enables His followers to live in any nation-state, no matter what system of government is in power. Christians can pay taxes to a tyrant just as they can to a benevolent ruler. This is possible only because God has provided everything His people need in Jesus Christ.
7 February 2021
The beginning of Matthew 21 reveals that Jesus is indeed the King of the Jews. In fact, as He rides into Jerusalem, it is already foreshadowed that He is the King of all the nations. Matthew quotes from Zechariah 9 at least partly to demonstrate that Jesus is the Savior of the entire world–not every single person who ever lived, but a people from out of every tribe and nation and language. May Jesus Christ, the only true King, the King of all kings, be praised forevermore!