The Mark of a Christian

In the little book, The Mark of a Christian, by the inestimable Francis Schaeffer, we are reminded that for centuries Christians have sought to put forward symbols testifying to their relationship with Jesus Christ. Specifically, he writes: Through the centuries men have displayed many different symbols to show that they are Christians. They have worn marks in the lapels of […]

“Out of the Heart”

Mark 7:1-23 serves as a powerful hinge between the captivating miracles embedded in Mark 6 and the outreach Jesus puts forward to the Gentiles in Mark 7:24 and following. With the miracles, one finds Jesus offering hope to people who are like sheep without shepherds. With the outreach, one finds Jesus embodying the missionary spirit of Israel for the world. […]

The Price of Fellowship

“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, “The Terrible Price of Fellowship”, part of the sermon series “Memoirs of an Ancient Prophet: A Study of the Book of Daniel,” presented the weekend of February 20, 2011, at Bethel […]