• Matthew 27: The Meaning of Jesus’ Death

    uh.thepoint · Matt. 27: Jesus’ Death on The Cross Last week we read about the crucifixion of Jesus in Matthew 27. What we want to do now is talk about the meaning of His death: why did Jesus have to die? What did the cross accomplish? This discussion has been...

  • Matthew 26: Gethsemane

    uh.thepoint · Matthew 26: Gethsemane In Jerusalem at the bottom of the Mount of Olives sits a garden called Gethsemane. The name Gethsemane is transliterated from Hebrew and means “oil press.” In John 18:1-2, we learn that this garden is a place where Jesus and his disciples went fairly often....

  • Matthew 23-25 Overview & Insights

    uh.thepoint · Matthew 23-25 & The Weightier Matters of The Law Let’s take a quick overview of each chapter of this section and follow through with some finer points found within them. You’ll find some encouragement for this tough week in American history (election week 2020), as well as some...

  • Matthew 21 and Hosanna

    uh.thepoint · Matthew 21 —Hosanna   This week we are reading through Matthew 19-22. Jesus and His disciples have completed their ministry in their home region of Galilee and are about to enter Judea and its capital for the last time before Jesus will be crucified. Jesus says to His...

  • October 2020 Updates

    When some of us gathered at the Hilton hotel back in March for the gala, we never could have imagined how fortunate we were just to be together in-person, unmasked. Despite the challenges we have all faced this year, God has still been at work. There is nothing in this...

  • Matthew 17-18: The Power of God through Prayer and Forgiveness

    uh.thepoint · Matt 17-18: The Power of God via Prayer & Forgiveness In our text for this week, Matthew 17-18, we’ll highlight the power of two things in the life of a Christian: prayer and forgiveness. Or better said: the power of God in us via prayer and forgiveness. Matthew...

  • A Choice to Make: Who is Jesus?

    uh.thepoint · Peter’s Greatest Decision Everyday we are bombarded with decisions to make. Some say we make approximately 35,000 decisions a day. That’s a lot, and it’s exhausting. Seriously: decision-making requires focus and energy, so that’s why many wisely conclude that the more we can focus our thoughts on important...

  • Reflection on Matthew 13:44-46

    uh.thepoint · Reflection on Matthew 13:44-46 One of my favorite areas in my childhood home was the junk drawer. This is where our family put all the random parts, tools, and miscellaneous items when nowhere else made sense. Usually the items were small, perhaps of relatively little value, yet they carried...

  • Matthew 11: Rest for Your Soul

    uh.thepoint · Matthew 11: Rest for Your Soul Roads and vehicles have changed the way we live. No longer are we so locally based; we assume, especially in Houston, that any in-person meeting (of the few that still exist) may require an average of a 30 minute drive each way....

  • Matthew 8-10: Lord of The Harvest

    uh.thepoint · The Point Podcast Episode 12 Matt 8 – 10 This week in Matthew 8-10, Jesus heals the sick, calms storms, casts out demons, gives life to the dead, and proclaims the nearness of the Kingdom of God. After rounding up His twelve disciples, Jesus invites His followers, then...