As I thought about this I wondered, “Why does Jesus have to return at all?” Couldn't He just plan it so when people die they go to heaven or hell and then, when the divine Timekeeper says time has run out, it's game over?
Christ is building His church, He is setting the captives free, and the powers of hell cannot conquer it.
Peter’s transformation from a rash fisherman in the Gospels to a bold witness for Christ in the book of Acts boils down to one Person—the Holy Spirit.
While I visited many historic and beautiful locations, two rather lonely places were especially significant, adding depth to the biblical narratives: Caesarea Philippi and the garden of Gethsemane.
In his sermon on Matthew 16:1–12, Pastor Chuck Swindoll helps you avoid dullness and deception in your journey so you can be spiritually whole.
In Matthew 16:13–20, Jesus asked a question of His disciples that happens to be, in fact, life’s ultimate question for all people Who do you say that I am? Learn the deep truths of Jesus’ identity in this important sermon from Pastor Chuck Swindoll.
Listen in to Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s sermon on this short but instructive passage in Matthew 16:21–26. Never let your own preferences or assumptions get in the way of your relationship with King Jesus.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll in this sermon on Matthew 16:27–17:13 where Jesus’ appearance transfigured from His lowly, earthly garments into His kingly, heavenly splendour.
“You can prove anything you want to from the Bible!” Have you ever heard someone make that claim? Probably so. For the most part, it is true. If a person really wants to find biblical “justification” for some belief or activity and is willing to use half-verses, to take passages out of context, and to twist the meaning of various terms, then he or she can “prove” just about anything from Scripture.
We have examined the Scriptures to find out what we are to be involved in between now and when Christ returns. But what is the Lord doing? What is He concerned about during this present time? The answer is clear, according to the New Testament. It’s the same project He’s been working on since the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost. Jesus said, “I will build My church” (Matthew 16:18), and that is what He has been doing.