Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Matthew Study #20

Today we finish chapter two of the Gospel of Matthew, specifically 2:19-23. Why did Joseph, Mary and Jesus not return to Bethlehem when they returned from Egypt? Who was Archelaus and why would Joseph have been afraid of him? Finally, why did Joseph and Mary pick Nazareth for a hometown for Jesus? Join Pastor Mark Pierce as he shares the last Bible study of 2008.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Matthew Study #19

This morning we consider the difficult Scripture of Matthew 2:16-19. Herod, in his anger, killed all the infants two years or younger in the little town of Bethlehem. How do we handle such horrible events, which sadly still happen today? Teaching pastor Mark Pierce of attempts to address this in his morning study.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Matthew Study #18

Matthew, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, interprets Hosea 11:1 differently than we would. What are the rules for Biblical interpretation?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Resolutions We Can LIVE With

This is the week when many people will be making New Years Resolutions. Christ told us that he came that we might have life to the full, abundantly. What can we learn from Matthew 2 about setting GREAT New Years Resolutions for 2009? Listen to Pastor Mark Pierce of as he gives his weekly talk.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Matthew Study #17

Sometimes we think that to do God's will always means to advance, to charge forward. But sometimes the best thing to do is to retreat. In today's study we learn that Joseph and Mary were to hide from Herod in Egypt.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Matthew Study #16

Not everyone who says they want to worship Jesus really wants to do so. We must be able to discern between true worshipers and false ones. Today's Bible study in on Matthew 2:7-12.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Matthew Study #15

Merry Christmas! What is the significance of the three gifts given by the magi to the Christ child? Join Pastor Mark Pierce in this Bible study of Matthew 2:7-11.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Matthew Study #14

Today we study Matthew 2:3-6, including a reference to Micah. We are almost ready for the Christmas story!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Matthew Study #13

What was special about the wise men from the East? What did they know that the scribes, chief priests, and king didn't know? Today we study Matthew 2:1-6.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Matthew Study #12

Today we read Matthew 2:1-4. King Herod rejected Christ, the scribes were indifferent to him, and the magi worshipped him. These are the same choices we have today.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gift of Faith

Did you know that God gives us a gift at Christmas? Listen to this sermon from Mark Pierce and discover the gift of faith.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Matthew Study #11

Today we finish Matthew Chapter 1. Faith results in change. Specifically Joseph responded in obedience to the angel's instructions.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Matthew Study #10

What is the significance of the names of Christ that we learn in Matthew 1? Do you know what the name, "Jesus," means? What about "Immanuel?" Today we study Matthew 1:21-23.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Matthew Study #9

What is the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus? What is the connection between believing in the virgin birth and believing that Jesus was fully God and fully man? Listen to this 6:32 audio Bible study of Matthew 1:20-21 as we consider the significance of the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Matthew Study #8

In this audio Bible study, we consider Matthew 1:20. How was Joseph able to believe Mary to be still a virgin, and yet to be expecting a child. We learn what changed Joseph's mind and what could change our mind as well.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Matthew Study #7

What might Joseph have been thinking when he found out that Mary was expecting a baby? What were his options? Listen to this brief audio that considers Matthew 1:19-20.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Matthew Study #6

Today we consider Matthew 1:16. Why the change in pattern from verses 2 through 15? Jacob is the father of Joseph who is the husband of Mary. We consider the significance of these words in today's Bible study.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


What does the Bible have to say about transitions? Listen to this first sermon at Church Requel from Pastor Mark Pierce.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Matthew Study #5

The Gospel of Matthew tells us about the royal kingship of Jesus. This is study #5 from Mark Pierce of

Friday, December 12, 2008

Matthew Study #4

Why did Matthew include four women in the genealogy of Chapter One? Play this audio to find out.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Matthew Study #3

What is the significance of Jesus' lineage as described in Matthew 1? Today we look at a few of the people in Jesus' family tree and consider what this means for us today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Matthew Study #2

Today we consider what the significance is of Jesus as the son of David as well as the son of Abraham as we study Matthew 1:1-2.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Matthew Study #1

This is the first episode of the study of Matthew. Today we examine Chapter 1, Verse 1