Breakthrough—Responses to the Messiah, Part 8

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By the middle of Matthew’s biography of him, Jesus had demonstrated authority over both the physical and metaphysical world: healing every type of disease, bringing back the dead, calming a storm. That makes it all the more interesting when Matthew reports Jesus saying there was one (and only one) thing that could not be done. What is that? Does it still matter today? Pastor Luke teaches from Matthew 12:22–32 in “Breakthrough,” part 8 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

Humility—Responses to the Messiah, Part 7

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Every day we make thousands of decisions. Most of them aren’t all that important. But some are. Some decisions are literally about life and death. What help does Christianity provide for people in making decisions? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 12:14–21 in “Humility,” part 7 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

Have Mercy—Responses to the Messiah, Part 6

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Although Pharisees come across very poorly in the New Testament, Jesus agreed in many ways with their program. The place where they disagreed the most, however, is still a concern today. In fact, it’s moved outside its original religious context out into the broader society. What is it, and how does it matter? Pastor Luke preaches from Matthew 12:1–13 in “Have Mercy,” part 6 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

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