We know that Matthew was an apostle and the author of the Gospel that bears his name. Chuck Swindoll describes Matthew’s unsavoury background and how Jesus successfully called him into a new life.
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.
It’s not a pleasant topic to dwell on, but Scripture makes it clear that the demon world is real. Insidious evil spirits are working overtime to destroy lives! Chuck Swindoll explains what demons can and cannot do to Christians and how to guard against their power.
Many Christians describe themselves as “followers of Jesus.” But Chuck Swindoll delivers a warning: it’s not enough to follow Jesus, you also have to do it right.
Jesus was certainly a great teacher. But He was not just a great teacher! Chuck Swindoll draws our attention to some snapshots in the Gospel of Matthew that reveal Christ’s power.
Near the end of His famous Sermon on the Mount, a leper approached Jesus and asked for physical healing. What can we learn from this spontaneous encounter between deity and disease? Can we apply these principles today? Chuck Swindoll answers those questions and more.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll in this final sermon on Jesus’ iconic teaching, so you can live with the confidence of the wise builder—firm upon the foundation of God and strong amid the storms.
Jesus couldn’t have cared less about being politically correct at the expense of spiritual truth, and His statements in Matthew 7:13–23 reveal just that!
Not everyone is ready to hear spiritual truth, so we need to discern our audience. All people share divinely endowed dignity, so we should do to others as we would have them do to us.
Preaching on Matthew 7:1–5, Pastor Chuck Swindoll directs our attention to Jesus’ teaching on judging to help us rid ourselves of a biting, critical spirit so we can truly restore others in a spirit of love and acceptance.
On the first Easter morning, when the stone was rolled away from Christ’s tomb, hope dawned and grace shone brighter than it ever had. For us, though, the monotony and troubles of daily life seem far removed from the miraculous impact of that glorious morning two thousand years ago.