Posts by Matt Recker

Three Powerful Examples of Black History from Scripture

Matt Recker During Black History month, it is good to highlight powerful examples of black history from the Bible. As I have lived in a black community for many years and also started and pastored churches with significant numbers of black Christians, I have learned to have a deep appreciation for black people, their godly…

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Three Powerful Reasons to Believe in a Literal Six Solar Day Creation

Matt Recker Scripture consistently declares that the all-wise, all-powerful and eternal God in the past created, suddenly and supernaturally, instantaneously and out of pre-existing materials (ex nihilo) the universe as it now is in six solar days and rested on the seventh day. He culminated his creation on the 6th day by creating man in…

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Three Powerful Reasons to Believe In the Deity of Christ

Matt Recker The doctrine of the deity of Jesus Christ, or that He is God manifest in the flesh, is foundational to the Christian faith. Jesus Himself said with all authority, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in you sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die…

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Why Should You Stay Married? And How? Part 3

Matt Recker There are five strong reasons in Malachi 2:13-16 that lead believers to remain faithful to their marriage vows. Our study of the first three reasons are in part one and part two of this series. They are: Remain faithful because of the divine covenant of marriage, because of the infinite power of the…

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Why Should You Stay Married? And How? Part 2

Matt Recker There are five strong reasons in Malachi 2:13-16 that lead a believer to remain faithful to their marriage vows. The first reason (covered in Part 1) is because of the divine covenant of marriage, based on Malachi 2:14, which says, “Yet ye say, Wherefore? because the LORD hath been witness between thee and…

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Why You Should Stay Married? and How? Part 1

Matt Recker Many believers who have been married for years and who may even know intellectually all that the Bible says on this matter, still often end up divorcing their spouse. Others reading this may want to know this about their marriage: is there any hope? There is a tremendous spiritual battle for our homes…

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Who Should You Marry & Why? (Part 2)

Matt Recker I am sharing three answers from Malachi 2:10-12 to this question: who should you marry and why? In Part One I gave the first answer: we should marry someone with whom you can seek the person of God. The second answer to this question is this: marry someone with whom you can keep…

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Who Should You Marry & Why? (Part 1)

Matt Recker Getting married is one of life’s most revealing, most character making (or breaking) decisions. In Malachi’s day God’s people were dealing “treacherously” against God and one another. (This word appears five times in Malachi 2:10-16 and means to betray) How? By marrying unbelievers or those who worshiped “strange gods” (Malachi 2:11), and divorcing…

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