Jesus has spent the last three years of His life and ministry proclaiming good news, healing the sick, and casting out demons. He has made declaration after declaration (in word and deed) that He is the prophesied Messiah, the King of the Kingdom of Heaven, and God in the flesh. Jesus has done some pretty dramatic things to emphasize He is who He says He is, to include: Raising the dead to life, riding into Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt, and (as we’ll see in today’s text – Matthew 21:12-27) removing moneychangers from the temple complex in righteous violence. The religious rulers, internally enraged, want to bottom line the whole situation. So, they ask Jesus, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”
Message #69: By What Authority?
April 11, 2021 • David Cotner
Message #87: The Story Continues...
September 19, 2021 • David Cotner III • Matthew 28:16–20
Today we end our 2 ½ year journey through the Gospel of Matthew. It has been an incredible journey as we have feasted our eyes on Jesus, “the founder and perfecter of our faith.” As we enter this final installment, we will delve into the Great Commission text of Scripture. As one commentator notes, this text (Matthew 28:16-20) is an “eminently teachable” section, ripe with relevancy and modern-day applications. So join us, one final time, as we dive into the book of Matthew to see and savor “Jesus In The Manuscript of Matthew”!
Message #86: The Glorious Resurrection!
September 5, 2021 • Matthew 28:1–15
As the old song goes, “Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior. Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord! Up from the grave He arose; with a mighty triumph o'er His foes; He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!” Yes, indeed! The tomb is empty, and Jesus is alive! And in today’s message from Matthew 28:1-15, we’ll investigate this historical account as relayed to us by the Apostle Matthew.
Message #85: The Crucifixion and Death
August 22, 2021 • Matthew 27:31–66
Today we enter into one of the darkest sections in all of Matthew’s Gospel Account. In Matthew 27:31-66, we witness the crucifixion, death, and burial of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. The perfectly sinless One dies for the totally sinful ones. Today we’ll unpack the specific (even surprising) details surrounding Christ’s crucifixion. Then we’ll discover the supernatural effects surrounding Christ’s death. And then we’ll stand amazed at the split actions surrounding Christ’s burial. It’s all coming up next as we end Matthew chapter 27!