Monday, September 30, 2013

Matthew 3:7-12 The ministry of John the Baptist - Steve Gregg



Steve Gregg teaches on John the Baptist, baptism, and on who the true children of Abraham are in God's eyes.

Matthew 3:7-12

New King James Version (NKJV)
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 10 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.[a] 12 His winnowing fanis in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 3:11 M-Text omits and fire.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Matthew 3:1-6 John the Baptist Declares the Kingdom of God is at Hand - Steve Gregg



Matthew 3:1-6


New King James Version (NKJV)


John the Baptist Prepares the Way


In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of the Lord;Make His paths straight.’”[a]
Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Matthew 2:16-23 Herod's Wrath - Steve Gregg



Steve covers the evil King Herod the Great (Herod Antipas) who, inspired by Satan, murdered many young boys around Bethlehem in an attempt to slay the Son of God.

Matthew 2:16-23

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Massacre of the Innocents

 

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.”[a]

The Home in Nazareth

19 Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.” 21 Then he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the region of Galilee. 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”



Saturday, September 21, 2013

Matthew 2:4-15 | Flight Into Egypt | Steve Gregg



In this portion of the Gospel of Matthew, Steve Gregg teaches on Herod the Great's attempted deception of the wise men in an effort to kill Jesus, how these events fit into eschatology (Revelation 12), and the ancient prophecies that let them know where the Messiah Jesus would be born.

Matthew 2:4-15

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’[a]
Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

The Flight into Egypt

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”[b]

Friday, September 20, 2013

Matthew 2:1-4 | The Wise Men Visit Young Jesus | Steve Gregg



Steve discusses who the wise men from the east may have been.

Matthew 2:1-4

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Wise Men from the East

 

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
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All 197 of Steve's verse by verse teaching through the book of Matthew are free to download on MP3

You may also be interested in his Harmonized Teaching of the 4 Gospels.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Matthew 1:18-25 The Birth of Jesus | Steve Gregg



Steve Gregg teaches on the miraculous virgin birth of the Christ, the Son of God.

Matthew 1:18-25

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ Born of Mary

 

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.[a] And he called His name Jesus.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 1:25 NU-Text reads a Son.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Matthew 1:1-17 The Genealogy Of Jesus | Steve Gregg



Steve Gregg discusses different views on the genealogy of Jesus and deals with the skeptics' objections.

This series is also available on MP3.

Matthew 1:1-17

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

 

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king.

David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife[a] of Uriah. Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.[b] Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon,[c] and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 1:6 Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Greek.
  2. Matthew 1:7 NU-Text reads Asaph.
  3. Matthew 1:10 NU-Text reads Amos.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Gospel of Matthew - Introduction - Steve Gregg

Steve Gregg begins a detailed study of the Gospel of Matthew. There are 197 approximately 22 minute recordings. He goes verse-by-verse and gets to the heart of the good news of Jesus' teaching, of which Matthew records more than any other. Here Steve explains the structure of the book, how it is book together topically, not chronologically, gets into the historical background of the time and criticisms and defenses for this gospel.


Part 1



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Part 2



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Part 3




Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Sovereignty of God - Part 3 | God's Sovereignty & Man's Salvation #6 | Steve Gregg


God's Sovereignty and Man's Salvation

Steve Gregg looks again at the sovereignty of God. Do Arminians believe in it? Does it mean what Calvinists say it means? Does God control every moment of our life? Do prayers do anything? Is everything fatalistically determined? Did God ordain evil as Calvin said?

You can follow along by downloading and printing Steve's notes or see the embedded document below.





The entire series is available on MP3 under Topical Lectures at TheNarrowPath.com

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Sovereignty of God - Part 2 | God's Sovereignty & Man's Salvation #5 | Steve Gregg


God's Sovereignty and Man's Salvation

Steve Gregg looks at the sovereignty of God. Do non-Calvinists believe in it? Does it mean what Calvinists say it means?

You can follow along by downloading and printing Steve's notes from http://www.digitalministries.us/steve_gregg/text/calvinism.pdf or see the embedded document below.



The entire series is available on MP3 under Topical Lectures at TheNarrowPath.com