Jeff Hale • Emmanuel CRC • Sermon • • 5 views • 34:45
In the story of the beheading of John the Baptist and in Jesus' response to the news, Matthew invites us into the Garden of Gethsemane to struggle out the implications of the will of God in our own life. Where will we align ourselves? Will we honor and believe the powers of this world, and thus, dishonor Jesus with our lack of faith? Will we honor King Jesus with our faith in him, laying down our life for him, for the truth and glory of Gospel banking everything that Jesus is our only hope.
When Opposition Comes . . .
Jeff Hale • Emmanuel CRC • Sermon • • 40 views • 33:33
We began Matthew in December 2019. By design, the journey is slow. It's slow because we take substantial detours to emphasize the important seasons in the Christian year and important emphases within the life of our congregation. Our journey is slow because we take the time to go deep. For example, we…
Jeff Hale • Emmanuel CRC • Sermon • • 50 views
The important lesson Matthew wants us to learn from watching and listening to Jesus in this passage is how to avoid stumbling on account of Jesus. Our passage reveals 5 ways that we can avoid stumbling: · Understand what it means to stumble. · Settle in our heart, mind, soul and body that Jesus is the Messiah. · Hear and see the activity of Jesus in us and around us. · Tell what we have heard and seen to unbelieving and doubting persons. · Align our expectations with reality.