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Matthew 1:1-16 // Jesus Christ: Son of David, Son of Abraham

Right now with this COVID-19 pandemic, everything is disorienting and stressful. We aren’t having our physical church gatherings, which makes us vulnerable to being pulled away from Christ. On top of that, there are plenty of negative forces within the church – nominal Christianity, apathetic faith, and a general disregard for Jesus and His teaching. …

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The Family Tree

We are beginning a study of the book of Matthew, which opens with the genealogy of Jesus Christ. There is much that could be said about each person listed, but I want to note five people in particular—the five women. Women were not typically included in genealogies at that time, and this genealogy would have …

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Revelation 1:5a // How to Receive Grace & Peace from Jesus

What we have today in God’s Word is an invitation to receive grace and peace through Jesus Christ. We learned about three sources of these gifts from God last week (see “The Source of Grace and Peace“) and now we’ll zoom in on the third source: Jesus Christ. Through Christ, God wants to give us …

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Two Examples

“Why was I born? Why is this happening? Is there any point to all this?” When his world fell apart, Job’s response was to wish he had never been born and to question why God was allowing all this suffering in his life. As he sat in misery in the ashes, Job kept running his …

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Mark 16:1-8 – The Resurrection: How Will You Respond?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ requires a response. You are about to hear from Mark 16:1-8 about this resurrection and will be required to respond in some way. It’s impossible to truly confront this historical reality and walk away unchanged. As you read, what you’ll see first is that people did not anticipate Jesus’ resurrection. …

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