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The Messiah's Conflicted Impact

It will always remain a mystery to me why some people choose to suppress the truth that can be known about God while others choose to submit to God’s truth and trust the hope of the gospel. Even in Jesus’s day, as His promised coming arrived, people like Herod and the Jewish leaders, who had incredible opportunities to know God’s truth and submit to it, rejected the clear signs of His arrival. At the same time, magi from the east, whose exposure to God’s truth was far more limited, chose to travel probably hundreds of miles to worship Him. We live with blessings similar to Herod and the Jewish leaders with solid Bible teaching abounding and freedom to worship as we please, but we often respond as Herod and the religious leaders did. We take God’s Word for granted and fail to respond in submission as we ought. May God’s Spirit convict our hearts to respond to His truth, rather than suppress it, so that we might glorify Him.

Sunday at Liberty

  • SS: Nathan Wagner–Muslim Strategies in Evangelism
  • AM: Pastor Rory–Matthew 2:1-12–The Messiah’s Conflicted Impact (sermon notes)
  • PM: Pastor Rory–Psalm 119:169-176–Rescue Me as You Promised; Lord’s Table
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