Four Remarkable Truths About John 3:16

There is no doubt among followers of Jesus Christ that John 3:16 is the most prominent and lauded verse in the entire Bible. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Those words certainly provide the most pithy summary of God’s redemptive purposes […]

Come Awake!

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labour is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake” (C.S.Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, 75). Luke 24, in the New Testament, […]

Select Thoughts on The Rapture of the Church

You hear about it all over the media right now, and it dominates the conversations of a lot of families, churches and skeptics. The topic? The Rapture of the Church. I personally have preached on this topic, and have lately referenced it through a sermon series I am currently preaching entitled “Memoirs of an Ancient Prophet: A Study Through the Book […]

Write This Down: Wrath

“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, “Wrath,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of October 24, 2010 at Bethel Church: Wrath is when my thirst for justice goes beyond righteous indignation toward […]