We come to the second event which St Matthew records with the purpose of showing his readers that Jesus is indeed the King of the Kingdom of God, and that he has the authority to dispense his mercy, his power, his pleasure on whomever he wishes, and how he wishes. This would have been shocking […]
God gave to Nehemiah new eyes, a new perspective, on a call to restore the worship of God to his broken city of Jerusalem. Do we have that same perspective for our world? Listen as visiting pastor Jeff Lavalette draws on Nehemiah’s story for us.
The King of the Kingdom
St Matthew’s gospel tells the story of Jesus from the perspective of God’s Kingdom. Matthew wants his readers to see Jesus as the promised king, who would establish and rule of the Kingdom of God. In chapters 8-11 St Matthew demonstrates how the promised king will actually solve or correct all that is wrong with […]
The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
The Holy Spirit plays a much more open, visible role in the New Testament as opposed to the Old. The Holy Spirit is key in regeneration- bringing to life the spiritually dead part of people. He is also involved in changing a follower of Jesus to more and more exhibit traits that mirror or reflect […]