Matthew 10:1–4: The Sent Ones

For all of their notoriety, most people are very unfamiliar with who Jesus’ disciples actually were. Here, Matthew formally lists the twelve apostles by name in a way that highlights a few different aspects of the type community Jesus had come to build.

 

Matthew 10:1–4: The Sent Ones

For all of their notoriety, most people are very unfamiliar with who Jesus’ disciples actually were. Here, Matthew formally lists the twelve apostles by name in a way that highlights a few different aspects of the type community Jesus had come to build.

 

Matthew 9:14–17: Jesus & Religion

While Jesus’ arrival should have been celebrated, the meaning and joy of His arrival was missed by those who had lost sight of the meaning and purpose behind their religious practices—the hope of God’s presence with His people. Jesus had come to be that presence and to bring the dawn of a new age, and that meant everything was about to change.

 

Matthew 8:5–17: Jesus, Faith, & Healing

Jesus is breaking down some of the most substantial political, religious, and social barriers of the day by healing people outside of Israel’s religious boundary markers. Jesus has not come merely as the Messiah of Israel, but He has come to be the Savior of the World, bringing reconciliation and restoration to all who turn to Him in faith.

 

Pastoral Words for the New Year: 2 Corinthians 5:14–21

Over the first three weeks of this year, we will share three Pastoral Words that we pray will guide our church family into the New Year.