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“And his name will be the hope of all the world” (Matthew 12:21)

January 17, 2012

Matthew quotes Isaiah to show how Christ the King has fulfilled the prophecies in the OT. The Name of Jesus has indeed become the hope of the world. Will you call on His Name today? Will you pray in His Name believing?

Everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:33)

January 15, 2012

Surely Peter recalled these words from Jesus after denying Him three times. Yet Jesus didn’t leave Peter in this broken condition. He restored Peter saying, “Do you love me?” Isn’t that what this is about? If you really love Jesus, then you’ll stand up and tell others.

“Don’t worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time” (Matthew 10:19)

January 14, 2012

What Jesus told His disciples about fear of witnessing. Our part is to go and to share. It is the Holy Spirit that abides within us who will speak through us, if we are obedient to go. No fear.

“And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will come from all over the world—from east and west—and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 8:11)

January 10, 2012

Who will be at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb? Here Jesus confirms three names on the list. Invitations are going out worldwide. Have you sent your RSVP?

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock” (Matthew 7:24)

January 9, 2012

What kind of foundation are you building your life on? Jesus promises that building on Him won’t mean there won’t be any storms, but it will mean that your house will still be standing when the storms pass. Build your life on the Solid Rock!

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor” (Matthew 5:13)

January 5, 2012

Jesus reminded the Jews of God’s purpose for them– to be salty in a tasteless world. Only a little salt adds flavor, heals wounds, and preserves. Jesus now calls us to be salt and light in a wounded, decaying, and dark world, showing forth His glory.

“But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God'” (Matthew 4:4)

January 3, 2012

Jesus quotes Deut. 8:3 to overcome the devil’s 1st temptation. We can learn from Him. Fill your mind with God’s Word and be able to resist the evil one.

Which King Will You Worship?

December 4, 2011 | Matthew 2:1-12 | christmas, worship

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new series entitled NOEL. This first message is taken from Matthew 2:1-12 which tells the story of the Magi who traveled from the East to worship the One born king of Israel. This story shows two kings. One is the false king Herod and the other is King Jesus.

About Baptism

November 27, 2011 | Matthew 3:11-17 | baptism, theology

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the Faith Foundations series with this message About Baptism. The main text for this message is Matthew 3:11-17 where John the Baptist baptizes Jesus. This message answers three important questions about baptism.

“But Peter followed him at a distance” (Matthew 26:58)

February 10, 2011

When Jesus was arrested, Peter, one of the Twelve, tried to blend in as one of the crowd, following Jesus from a distance. This, after following so close was unbearable. Are you trying to follow Christ from a distance?