Ray Bentley - July 23, 2017 - Matthew 2:12-23
Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled to Egypt where they stayed until the death of Herod. Herod's anger unleashed brought sorrow to Bethlehem. The divine purposes of God guide His children.
Ray Bentley - August 13, 2017 - Matthew 3:1-12
John the Baptist began preaching in the wilderness. John’s preaching centered on repentance and the Kingdom of Heaven. The word ‘repent’ means to change one’s mind and then change one’s behavior. We need to be ready. The Messiah will baptize us with...
Ray Bentley - August 20, 2017 - Matthew 3:13-17
The years of preparation are over. The Messianic mission begins! Jesus is baptized by John. On three special occasions the Father spoke from heaven: 1) At Christ’s baptism, 2) at the Transfiguration, 3) as Christ approached the Cross.
Ray Bentley - August 27, 2017 - Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. The ultimate legal battle between Jesus and the devil shows us how we overcome temptation.