Passion Week Readings in Matthew

This week we take time to focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection. At GPBC our Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday services will both focus on Matthew’s gospel—how Jesus’ death and resurrection is the launchpad for the mission of the church. As you’re preparing your heart this week, consider reading about Jesus’ week leading up toContinue reading “Passion Week Readings in Matthew”

The Rest We Need – Zechariah 6:1-8

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene God is the sovereign ruler of the universe. So what? That’s one of those basic theological assertions that sounds goodContinue reading “The Rest We Need – Zechariah 6:1-8”

Cleaning House – Zechariah 5:1-11

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene If we were honest, some days as Christians we just want to throw in the towel.  Fighting sin is hard.Continue reading “Cleaning House – Zechariah 5:1-11”

Washed Clean – Zechariah 3:1-10

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene Jesus Christ certainly did not inspire the thought that the devil with get you; for he died in order thatContinue reading “Washed Clean – Zechariah 3:1-10”

Read to the End (or Why Are We Preaching Through Hosea?)

There are parts of the Bible that are tough to read. Sometimes there are places where sin is described in unfortunately accurate detail. Sometimes there are places where our our sin is clearly exposed. Sometimes there are places where brutal announcements of judgment offend our Western sentimentality. Big chunks of Hosea fall into the latterContinue reading “Read to the End (or Why Are We Preaching Through Hosea?)”