One of the shortest stories in Matthew’s gospel turns out to
be one of the most important.
According to Matthew 16, as Jesus and his disciples pulled their small boat to shore near Magdala, some Pharisees and Sadducees greeted Jesus.
Right off the bat, everyone watching this scene play out must have known trouble was brewing. Normally, when Pharisees and Sadducees met, arguments broke out. Occasionally, blood was spilled. Pharisees and Sadducees got along in those days about as well as Democrats and Republicans co-exist today.
To really set the picture, imagine getting out of your car on a visit to Washington DC. There, waiting arm-in-arm, are President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi! They’re both smiling, and one of them asks if the two of them might have a moment of your time. If that scene doesn’t make you nervous, you’ve not been paying attention to current events! The only thing that would unite Trump and Pelosi – or Pharisees and Sadducees – would be a common enemy!
The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is the best place in the world to remember the world's most important story. It's also a great place to ask the question … Is the story true? Here's why Pastor Andy Cook says we can know the resurrection of Jesus actually happened!
We can't make trips to Israel to record great video without the help of a lot of people. Here's a combination thank-you video and a highlight reel of some of our work. If you've encouraged us, prayed for us, or given to our ministry, thanks for helping us bring the life-changing images from the land of the Bible to audiences everywhere!
The governor can’t remember if he was ever in a black-face photo or not. He also can’t decide if he should resign now or just wait to be fired in the next election.
The lieutenant governor – who for a few hours looked like a shoe-in to be the new governor – instead found himself to be even more unpopular than the governor thanks to the accusations of forced-sex activity from two women in his past.
The next in line for the governor’s job decided he’d better get his dirty, black-faced laundry out in the open before it appeared he was hiding something, leaving Virginia voters to wonder how it managed to get such a lousy crop of leaders … and how far down the ladder they might have to go before finding a somewhat-decent human being to lead their state.
Perhaps you’d like to have a framed copy somewhere in your home or office setting to constantly remind you of the original setting of the Christmas story. Click on the photo in order to access a 4MB version of the photo.
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It goes without saying that Elijah was a man of the Text. One of the greatest prophets in the Bible, Elijah knew the words of Scripture by heart.
Therefore, when the day arrived when his heart was hurting, he knew exactly where he needed to be.
If you know the famous story of Elijah battling the prophets of Baal on top of Mt. Carmel, you know about the fire falling from heaven, the incredible victory for the prophet, and the race for the desert when Elijah realized he was a wanted man.
Instead of being congratulated for his faith, he was hunted by the faithless. He’d done nothing but good, but evil seemed to be winning. He was depressed, alone and exhausted.
But he wasn’t without direction. Instinctively, Elijah headed straight for the rugged mountains of the southern Sinai Peninsula.
Our 2018 Campaign is off and running! Amazingly, we’ve already reached 32% of our $50,000 goal!
Our end-of-the-year campaign has quickly become one of the most important ways our ministry find the resources to continue reaching the “99 percent” who never get to make a trip to Israel.
Because of the amazing generosity of God’s people, we’re continuing to collect amazing video from Israel, speak to thousands of people each year and develop new resources for the body of Christ. And in 2019? We might even make a mission trip to Zambia! Read more …