Matthew 14:1–13 contains one of the most shocking and gruesome stories in the pages of Scripture. Pastor Chuck Swindoll explores the events of Herod Antipas’ salacious and self-flattering birthday party, which led to the beheading of John the Baptizer.
One thing quickly becomes apparent to anyone who reads the gospels, the pages of Scripture that contain Jesus' words and actions: no one who heard His words failed to react. Some who listened shook their fists at Him. Others marvelled at a depth of wisdom they'd never heard before. And some believed His words, choosing to follow Him. Whatever the reaction, no one left His presence unaffected by the encounter.
Jesus easily stands as the most influential person in history. Even today, millions call Him Saviour. Why? What was it about His short time on earth that shook the world so? What did He say to grab people's hearts the way He did? Why do so many believe in Him as the Son of God?
Embark on an eye-opening journey into the life and times of this carpenter from Nazareth. Just don't expect to be unstirred after your encounter with Jesus.
Crucial instruction for our day flows from this short passage in Matthew 13:53–58. Pastor Chuck Swindoll places you into the scene to give you a fresh glimpse of Jesus’ nature and what we should anticipate from our hometown and family as we follow Him.
Have you ever asked, “What is the kingdom of heaven like?” If so, Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s exposition of Matthew 13:44–52 is just for you. Jesus emphasized what happens when the kingdom makes its way into our place, in the here-and-now, on earth.
If God is just, why does He permit evil in our world? Jesus touched on this deep question with a simple parable in Matthew 13:24–30 and 36–43. While God doesn’t reveal all His mysteries, He does give us a glimpse into His motives and ways.
In Matthew 13:1–23, Jesus gives His famous parable of the sower and then explains its significance. Pastor Chuck Swindoll exposits this majestic parable to answer these questions that are as important today as they were back then.
Even though Jesus had already performed countless healings and exorcisms in numerous villages, the religious authorities asked him for a sign. In this sermon on Matthew 12:38–50, Pastor Chuck Swindoll teaches about true spiritual conversion and how to put Christ first in your life.
In Matthew 12:30–37, Jesus gives three stark warnings about spiritual ambivalence, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and how one’s words and deeds reflect one’s heart. Pastor Chuck Swindoll takes you step by step through these warnings, which we all must remember.
Listen to Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s sermon on Matthew 12:15–30 and gain instruction for how we, today, can respond to critics of Christ and the cross.
In this sermon by Pastor Chuck Swindoll, learn the profile of a pharisaic legalist, so you can steer clear of their stifling rules. You were bought by Christ and for Christ, so you might live in the image of Christ with all its freedom.
Do you need rest? Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he discusses the unique rest that none but Christ can offer us. For none but Christ can offer access to our Father in heaven.