Matthew 22:1–22 shows us what happened when Jesus publicly condemned Jerusalem’s ruling religious elite. Jesus’ accusations hit them straight in the heart—so forcibly that former religious opponents, like the Pharisees and Herodians, conspired together to trap Jesus with His words.
Our world desperately needs models worth following. Authentic heroes. People of integrity whose lives inspire us to take God seriously, to follow His Word obediently, to pursue Christ passionately.
Thankfully, the Bible places before us a spiritual "hall of fame"—raw, uncensored, gritty stories of men and women sometimes soaring, often stumbling, through the incredible life of faith. They wrestled with sin, experienced God's grace, struggled with weakness, and overcame by faith. Their inspiring biographies have been memorialized in Scripture, not simply because of their faith in God but because of God's faithfulness to them.
These great lives from God's Word not only provide realistic portraits for appreciation but also relevant principles for application.
After riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and turning over tables in the temple, Jesus immediately had the city’s attention. Some accepted Him as sent by God, but only some. he religious authorities actually cranked up their hatred of Jesus from a simmer to a boil!
Matthew 21:12–22 provides a glimpse of Jesus’ righteous indignation, where we see Him at His angriest. But what drove Jesus to “lower the boom” on corruption?
Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem during the last week of His life signalled a kingly triumph in both obvious and not-so-obvious ways. Yet it was important in every way, nonetheless, and its details are preserved for us in Matthew 21:1–11, which kick-starts the most climactic week in Jesus’ life...and in history.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll takes us to that hot day and that dusty road where the light of God’s grace shined brightly as Jesus healed poor men in despair in Matthew 20:29–34.
What does it mean to be a leader in God’s kingdom? Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll in this important sermon and discover the true meaning of greatness in the eyes of God.
In this message, Pastor Chuck Swindoll expounds Jesus’ intriguing parable in Matthew 20:1–16. Find out what it means to say that His way is always right.
In his sermon on Matthew 19:23–30, Pastor Chuck Swindoll teaches about the eternal value of going hard after Christ and His mission until the day you draw your final breath.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll explores the ever relevant subject of possessions to help you examine your own soul, which is far more valuable than owning all the toys the world can offer.
In Matthew 19:1–12, Jesus addressed the topic of marriage with a focus upon the sensitive topic of divorce. How should we think about divorce in light of God’s perspective on marriage?