Reflections on the Authenticity of the Book of Jonah

The Book of Jonah is one of those pieces of biblical literature accustomed to taking a beating from skeptics conditioned to not only dismiss it but to regularly mock those willing to uphold the idea of its historicity and authenticity. Indeed, it is a common phenomenon for students to find within the classrooms of even supposedly READ MORE

The Legacy Begins at Home

In our time Christian families are struggling. Too many of our youth are walking away from the church, and too many families are conditioned to believe that the church is primarily responsible for the spiritual development of children. This reality not only needs to be called out, but it needs to be addressed boldly and READ MORE

Write This Down: Gluttony

“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, “Gluttony,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 31, 2010 at Bethel Church: Gluttony, frankly, is me, overreaching, never satisfied READ MORE