Straight From The Heart
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7/10/2020 SAM617 John 4:7-19 Human beings all have an innate sense of thirst. A thirst to satisfy both physical and emotional desires. We try to satisfy those longings in various ways which always leads us to wanting more. For the woman at the well, it was relationship after relationship that failed and left her empty. Only Jesus can offer the gift of God, the living water, that can satisfy our souls and lead to life eternal.
7/9/2020 SAM616 John 4:1-8 The Jews “had no dealings with Samaritans'' in the time of Jesus. For hundreds of years hatred grew between them. Samaritans were half-breeds, not fully Jew or Gentile. When Jesus-wearied from His own journey-encountered a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, He did not see her with the hatred many in the culture did. He saw a woman who was weary. Weary from a life of sin and heartache. Are you weary? Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
7/8/2020 WED433 Matthew 28 The great commission. We are called to be busy about our Father's business as we wait for His return. Specifically, the work of making disciples. Jesus said "I am with you, even to the end of the age." As we grow in faith, we live in the reality of that promise.
7/7/2020 WED433 Matthew 28 The testimony of women. In biblical times the testimony of women was not held to be reliable. Why would the gospel writers report that women were the first to witness Christ in His resurrected form? Matthew shares some more unique details not found in the other gospels about the events surrounding the resurrection of Jesus.
7/6/2020 WED433 Matthew 28 He is risen, not stolen. There will always be skeptics. Rumors were running rampant that the disciples of Jesus had conspired to steal His body to convince people of the resurrection. The empty tomb is a fact of history, and it's empty because Jesus is alive.
7/3/2020 WED432 Matthew 27:32-66 Death and burial. There were some who wanted to keep Jesus in the tomb. Matthew shares some important (and strange) details about the death and burial of Jesus not given by the other gospel writers.
7/2/2020 WED432 Matthew 27:32-66 God forsaken of God? What a mysterious but glorious truth that "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." All roads do NOT lead to heaven. The truth is, no amount of works or effort on our behalf will please God. Only the blood of Jesus can lead us to a relationship with our creator.
7/1/2020 WED432 Matthew 27:32-66 Three Hours of darkness. A man named Simon bears the cross of Jesus on the way to Golgotha. We all have a cross to bear. Jesus is crucified, and darkness falls on the land, as He bears the wrath of the Father and the sin of the world.
6/30/2020 WED431 Matthew 26:55-27:31 What do we do with Jesus? It's not enough just to know about Him. Pilate found Jesus to be a just and innocent man, but what impact did that have on his life?
6/29/2020 WED431 Matthew 26:55-27:31 Repentance vs Remorse. Dealing with failure. Do our disappointments lead us back to Jesus? Learning from Peter and Judas.