Integrity, No Matter the Cost

Integrity is the art of modeling and managing trust in a superlative fashion. And yet owning it is one of the most challenging things any human can do. The toll depravity takes on the soul is such that being a steward of trust is nigh to impossible, certainly without any concerted effort. In a world where the integrity of political leaders and […]

The Anointed King

Just as Genesis 1 sets the tone for all of the Old Testament, so Matthew 1 sets the tone for the entire new covenant given to mankind. In Matthew 1:1 our Lord Jesus is introduced to us as the God who Saves (that is what “Jesus” means), God’s anointed one (that is what “Christ” means), the promised King (that is […]

Write This Down: Lust

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “Lust,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 17, 2010 at Bethel Church: Lust is when my contempt for God’s person and provisions leaves me […]