Christ is risen as He said! Who got to see the risen Christ, first? It wasn't one of the disciples, it wasn't Jesus' earthly mother. It was Mary Magdalene. Pastor Scott shares with us why this was unexpected, but incredibly exciting.
Author: Scott Snyder (Scott Snyder)
The cross of Christ is somehow horrifying, yet beautiful. Pastor Scott explains this.
Pastor Scott takes us to a topic that we typically think we understand very well. We always remember the first words of the passage - "Judge not..." but we forget that the passage doesn't end there. Don't miss this really convicting message.
When we think of being blessed, we think of monetary or at least material blessings. Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount that there is much more to being in the "blessed group" or the "woe/cursed group". Pastor Scott helps us learn a lot about that!
Jesus had different objectives than the scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trip Him up, but it just never worked. Pastor Scott taught us about Jesus' interactions on the Sabbath, and how to Him, it wasn't "work", as they had claimed.
Jesus' calling of Levi to be one of his disciples got the scribes and Pharisees all in an uproar, and when Jesus attended the celebration, they moved in, to question Him. He was eating with "tax collectors and sinners," they said. His response really put them in their place!
Christ's holiness isn't just about his behavior. It is a characteristic of His, and it is absolutely transformative in people's lives! Pastor Scott took us to Jesus healing the leper, and the paralytic man in this message, and oh, the application we can take from their healings!
We added 11 new members to our local body today! Enjoy the work that God is doing at South Baptist!
When Jesus preached, people were mesmerized. He "spoke as one who had authority," they said. Of course He had authority--He is God! Christ brought liberty, and He brought healing. And really, so much more.
When Jesus said the words "Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled", His listeners had to be shaking in their boots! The fulfillment of Scripture was happening right in front of them. How do we approach Christ's teaching? With familiarity or hard hearts? If so, we are missing the power of His words.