Tag: Matthew


The Main Event

Read: Matthew 28:1-15 Dead people don’t rise. Jesus’ resurrection is the most consequential event in history. How you respond to it is the most consequential decision of your life. At


When God is Silent

Read: Matthew 27:57-66 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. (v. 61) Sometimes God seems silent. A dream is crushed. A loved one dies. A diagnosis


What the Women Saw

Read: Matthew 27:32-56 There were also many women there, looking on from a distance. (v. 55) I imagine the women “looking on from a distance” (v. 55) with hands covering mouths and


Let Us Keep the Feast

Read: Matthew 26:26-29 Take, eat; this is my body. (v. 26) As a child, I didn’t especially enjoy Communion celebrations. The service grew long, the liturgy went over my head, and


The King is Coming!

Read: Matthew 25:31-46 He will sit on his glorious throne. (v. 31) In Matthew 25, Jesus begins with two parables about the final judgment. In today’s text, he speaks with clarity


You Can Come!

Read: Matthew 22:1-14 Invite to the wedding feast as many as you find. (v. 9) Scott and Betsie’s wedding day was unforgettable. I was their pastor that December morning when an


Highway Robbery

Read: Matthew 21:12-17 “My house shall be called a house of prayer,” but you make it a den of robbers. (v. 13) An angry elder once cited this story of Jesus


Mixed Messages

Read: Matthew 21:1-11 Your king is coming to you, humble. (v. 5) If you go to church today you’ll likely see children waving palms and shouting “Hosanna!” As a child I


Upside Down

Read: Matthew 20:17-28 You do not know what you are asking. (v. 22) Last summer a pastor in Missouri berated his congregation for not giving him a luxury watch and other