In Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s message on Matthew 9:14–34, get a heightened sense of wonder about the divinity of Jesus, the God-man who walked among us to demonstrate how the true King of the universe uses His authority for our good.
God does His best work in you after you’ve exhausted your own strength. He doesn’t use “super-strong” people. He uses the inadequate and ill equipped, “...for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Erosion is a slow and silent process and no one is immune from it. If you don’t stop yourself in a downward spiral, then last week’s wrong choice doesn’t seem so bad this week. And on and on.
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.
The world says our main goal should be getting what we want. And if we have to sin in order to do so, that’s OK. But the reality is getting what you want can leave a wake of victims. Sin always has consequences.
It’s probably true that most North Americans have at least six copies of the Bible in their possession—and that doesn’t count digital copies! We’re blessed with the freedom to read and own the Bible, but often we take the Bible for granted. Why not read through the Bible this year?