Posts by Matthew Blake (Page 2)

Trusting God as our father

We know he deserves our trust, love and adoration because he choose to create us (Geneses 1:26), sent his only begotten son to save us (John 3:16), adopted us as sons (Ephesians 1:5) and continues to provide for us spiritually and physically each day (Matthew 6:26, 1 John 1:7-8). Shouldn’t this knowledge cause us to […]


In Matthew chapter 28:18-20, Jesus give issues a direct command to those who would follow Him. They were to go into all the world and make disciples. Even while enduring much suffering they denied the strict orders of the Jewish council and filled Jerusalem with the Gospel of Jesus (Acts 5:27-29). Further in the book […]

What an Opportunity!

We had a wonderful six night of preaching. The congregation owes a debt of gratitude to Bro. Dave Osbourne for the able way in which he delivered those messages.  The lessons were simple and easy to understand especially because of the examples drawn from situations today. Bro. Osbourne was practical in his approach and forthright […]

God saved Us to send Us

Every true child of God was called by Christ with a divine mission and responsibility to teach and call others- Hebrews 5:12; Luke 10:2-3. Christ in fact saved us to send us out to save souls. Our evangelistic Tent Meeting that is now upon us is a heaven-sent opportunity for every true child of God […]


As the month of December comes around each year, the story of birth of Jesus is retold with much excitement and enthusiasm. While much of the spiritual value of the period is lost in the commercial hustle and unscriptural activities, the essence of the value of the birth of Jesus Christ our savior, is borne […]

The Value of the Doctrine

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10) Paul begins his letter to the brethren […]

Does it matter what the church teach?

Biblically, yes, what the church teaches does matter. Doctrine is indispensable to Christianity. Christianity does not exist without it. The New Testament repeatedly emphasizes the value and importance of sound doctrine, (2 Tim 1:13, 4:3; 1 Tim 1:10, 4:6, 6:3; Titus 1:9, 2:1; 2 John 1:9), and a pattern of sound teaching (2 Tim 1:13-14). […]

Jesus, Can Give YOU Freedom!

As we read Acts Chapter 16 and in particular the account of the Philippian Jailer in verses 25-40, we can’t help but marvel at the impact of Christianity on the attitude and actions of believers. Despite being beaten by their oppressors, imprisoned in the inner prison and having their feet secured to further restrict their […]