Discover vital insights about Jesus’ second coming as well as practical ways to respond to Jesus’ remarkable teaching through this sermon on Matthew 24:29–25:46 from Pastor Chuck Swindoll.
Sin isn’t a popular word. Most people think of sin as doing something really bad, like murder, assault, or robbery. But the word “sin” has the idea of missing the mark, not hitting the target.
The idea is that God has set a glorious standard and when we fail to live by it, we sin. We say, do, and think things that are contrary to God's standard, and the problem is that no matter how much we try and achieve change by ourselves, we just can't succeed.
The Bible teaches that our nature is imprisoned to sin. We miss the mark because we choose creation over the Creator. We look to succeed by our own strength, yet we never shake our own selfish sin. No matter what our education, religious heritage, ethnicity, or financial status, we cannot overcome the power of sin by ourselves. This is a problem.
It’s easy to look at the events going on around the world today and think, It can’t get much worse than this. In fact, it can and, according to Jesus, it will. He unveiled this harsh reality to His disciples in Matthew 24:15–28.
Jesus’ talk may not give the future’s full details, but it need not be confusing. Peer into these events with Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he carefully unravels Jesus’ final teaching.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he walks us through Jesus’ last public sermon that issues His strongest warning against putting on a religious show. Learn how to guard against hypocrisy!
God doesn’t expect us to live perfect lives, but He does expect obedience. This means when wrong comes our way we deal with it.
In this sermon on Matthew 23:1-12, Pastor Chuck Swindoll teaches us about the deadly effects of hypocrisy and self-glory, so that we might walk humbly with the Lord, our God, and guard against religious fakes.
Many of us are fascinated with life after death which causes us to wonder about marriage in heaven. Did you know that Jesus addressed this question? In Matthew 22:23–33, the Sadducees tried to test Jesus with this very subject...even though they didn’t even believe in life after death. They simply wanted to trap Him.
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.
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?