Matthew 14:1–13 contains one of the most shocking and gruesome stories in the pages of Scripture. Pastor Chuck Swindoll explores the events of Herod Antipas’ salacious and self-flattering birthday party, which led to the beheading of John the Baptizer.
Everyone has weaknesses and flaws, even Bible characters. They were real people just like us. It’s encouraging to know God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.
Rage is the most dangerous form of anger—it can so overcome a person that acts of violence are committed without conscious awareness.
No matter how old we are we never seem to master the art of waiting. The key to waiting well is learning patience. We’re never too old for that.
Crucial instruction for our day flows from this short passage in Matthew 13:53–58. Pastor Chuck Swindoll places you into the scene to give you a fresh glimpse of Jesus’ nature and what we should anticipate from our hometown and family as we follow Him.
Waiting for God isn’t easy. It’s because His timing is different than ours. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “God has made everything beautiful in its time.” This means we must wait for God. He will make everything beautiful in its time.