Matt shares on the various meanings and usages of the Greek words for ‘gift’ in the New Testament and how they relate to Jesus as the source of God’s gift of salvation. Be ready to be encouraged in your walk.
As Matt said, “If you can listen past the bad jokes, the sermon is pretty good. :)”
Some of the hardest times to praise is when we need to praise the most. Think of Paul and Silas in the book of Acts chapter sixteen. Instead of seeing a great break though from the calling to Macedonia, they find themselves in prison, tired, beat up and I’m sure discouraged. They didn’t lick their wounds, they chose to praise, and great breakthrough followed!
Jesus encouraged the Sadducees in Mark 12 to correct their ways by knowing the word and the power of God. Pastor Matt shares how this same call exists for us to know Jesus by knowing the word and allowing his power to move in our lives.
God gives us an amazing ability to control our perspective, our paradigm. The world and the devil will try to shift our paradigm to their priorities. We need to be diligent in keeping our eyes on God’s truth.