Category: Matthew

Jesus, Transfigured

Ever shine a flashlight through your hand? What if your hand glowed like a flashlight? Today we reflect on Jesus’ Transfiguration with Pastor Timothy Hartwig.

(Transfiguration means a complete change of form or appearance.)

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Forgiveness for you!

Acts 2:38, Matthew 26:27-28 Have you ever been sitting in church and heard the pastor say “your sins are forgiven,” but maybe thought to yourself “yeah, maybe for everyone else pastor, but not for me. If you only knew the...

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The Lord’s Supper

Matthew 26:26-28 What is the Lord’s Supper all about? Is it all about something we are doing for God? That we’re showing our faithfulness that we’re remembering him? After all didn’t Jesus say ‘do this in remembrance of me’? I’ve...

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Don’t Judge Me!

Matthew 7:1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged. —Matthew 7:1 It’s perhaps one of the most misquoted, misunderstood, sayings of Jesus. It’s often used to shut Christians up, especially when they’re confronting sin or calling a spade...

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How to Repay Jesus?

Matthew 25:40 You ever struggled to find the right gift for somebody, because it seems as though they have everything they would want or everything they would need? Somebody that’s perfectly contented with whatever they have. It can be a...

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Calming Life’s Storms

Matthew 8:26 For a while, one of my daughters pretended that she could control the wind. She would joke to her siblings about being able to make it blow or stop. That would be a pretty neat power to have...

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Wise Men in Jerusalem

Matthew 2:6, Micah 5:2 There must have been quite a stir that day in Jerusalem. Scholarly men from the East had traveled hundreds of miles following a miracle star that they said was telling them where the king of the...

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Healing and Forgiveness

Matthew 9:8, John 20:22b-23a In the bible we hear a story about a paralyzed man whose friends want to bring him to Jesus to be healed. When they arrive at the house where Jesus is at it’s full of people...

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When will people learn to stop hurting each other?

Matthew 15:19, Psalm 51:10-12 Are you kidding me? Another shooting? When are people gonna learn? When a people gonna stop hurting one another? They won’t. They won’t because our hearts are corrupt. Jesus said in Matthew chapter 15 verse 19:...

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Forgive as the Lord Forgave You

Matthew 18:32b-33, Colossians 3:13b In the Bible, Jesus tells us a story about a servant who owed his master incredible debt. Something like a million dollars in today’s currency. The master called his servant in and told him to pay...

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