Matthew reveals the identity Jesus, the Messiah as (1) a prophet without honor, (2) the compassionate healer and provider for Israel, (3) the Son of God worthy of worship, (4) the true teacher of the Word of God.
For Israel and for the Church, the Psalms, through the ages, form the core of our understanding and expression of our inter-active life with God. The Psalms give us words and show us postures of heart that help us enter a deeper fellowship with God. Over the next three weeks, we will be attentive to God encouraging us through Psalm 40, Psalm 27, and Psalm 84.
This series explores the opposition that comes to Jesus in Matthew chapters 11 & 12. These episodes reveal to us the normative opposition we can expect as disciples of Jesus and how to respond to that opposition.
Invitation to A Closer Walk with God explores Christian practices that followers of Jesus, through 2000 years, have used to help them walk closer to God:
Solitude and Silence
Discerning the Will of God
Sabbath keeping in the 21st century
Submission to the Will of God