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© 2021 by Philip A Matthews
"About that time some people came up and told Him about the Galileans Pilate had killed while they were at worship, mixing their blood with the blood of the sacrifices on the altar. Jesus responded, 'Do you think those murdered Galileans were worse sinners than all other ...Read More...
Posted on 05/04/2021 1:30 PM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
IS IT WRONG TO JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE?
© 2020 by Philip A Matthews
In a world where the unthinkable and the outrageous have become everyday occurrences, many question why this is so. Is ANYTHING wrong any more? Can people live however they want to and do whatever they feel like doing, even if at one ...Read More...
Posted on 06/21/2020 1:39 AM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
When I Look Out Over This World
© 2020 by Philip A Matthews – Christian Challenge Ministries
When I look out over this world, I can see that this world is almost overwhelmingly, mindbogglingly vast, complicated—and evil. Yes, it has its share of enjoyable moments, but for most of its 7.5 billion ...Read More...
Posted on 05/31/2020 4:28 PM by PHILIP A MATTHEWS
© 2017 Philip A Matthews
Exodus 6:1-3—“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto ...Read More...
Posted on 09/14/2017 9:01 PM by Philip A Matthews
An Easter Message of Hope
© 2017 by Philip A. Matthews
“We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life” (Romans 6:4 Amplified).
These ...Read More...
Posted on 04/15/2017 8:04 PM by Philip A. Matthews
Sitting here watching the news about the protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration and today’s Women’s March on Washington, these thoughts came to mind: These are the days when America continues its inevitable descent into chaos, a chaos caused because we no longer have a moral consensus in this ...Read More...
Posted on 01/22/2017 1:56 AM by Philip Matthews
"Authentic Christianity should lead to maturity, personality, and reality. It should fashion whole men and women living lives of love and communion." --Brennan Manning in The Ragamuffin Gospel.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: ...Read More...
Posted on 04/05/2011 2:39 AM by Philip A Matthews