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Matthew 6-7 – A Beautiful Life? (Part 2)

Matthew Chapter 6 & 7 – A Beautiful Life? (Part 2)

One of America’s most famous novels is Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Sadly, church and religion do not escape the author’s infamous wit. Huck is confused that two so-called Christian families show such little love to one another. He can’t understand how one family could praise a sermon on Christian love on the […]

Matthew 5 - A beautiful life

Matthew Chapter 5 – A Beautiful Life? (Part 1)

Dr Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech took place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on 28 August 1963. It is one of the most extraordinary pieces of rhetoric you will ever hear. In just 1700 words, the Baptist pastor and civil rights leader painted a picture of […]

Matthew Chapters 3 & 4 – Trust our trustworthy God

Matthew Chapters 3 & 4 – Trust our trustworthy God

When did you last forget about something on your ministry to-do list? How often do you have to postpone something at the last minute? As flawed creatures, we know that even the best of us are still unreliable. We make promises and we plan to honour them but, sadly, we sometimes fail to keep them. […]

Gospel of Matthew blog chapter 2

Matthew 2: Jesus, the King of Kings

At Equipping Pastors Worldwide, we recognise that ministry is often difficult and frustrating. Pastors we serve around the world tell us of times when it does not look like the gospel is powerful or as if God is in control. That can be demoralising and depressing, especially when pastors face persecution or have to endure […]

Matthew 1: Christ’s coming into the world

Isaac Ambrose, an English Puritan writer in the 1600s said: “We preach nothing else but Christ as the object of our faith. … only Christ is the whole of man’s happiness, the Sun to enlighten him, the Physician to heal him, the Wall of fire to defend him, the Friend to comfort him, the Pearl […]