Category Archives: Matthew

Honorable Mention

“Truly I say to you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich … Continue reading

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Audacious Ambition

20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. 21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in … Continue reading

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Lowest Common Denominator

17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 Then he said to Him, “Which … Continue reading

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Red Letters

“This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” exclaimed God the father on the Mount of Transfiguration with reference to Jesus (Matthew 17:5). This is a direct order to three disciples, one of whom was … Continue reading

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Filthy Rich

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26 (NAS) We spend our fleeting lives pursuing. Pursuing a diploma, … Continue reading

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Vain Worship

‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me. ‘But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ ” Matthew 15:8–9 (NAS) A church that teaches doctrines that accommodate man’s … Continue reading

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:58 (NAS) They say, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Here was the son of the town’s carpenter, who spent his time building plows and yokes, perhaps furniture, teaching in … Continue reading

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Trigger Fingers

36 “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. 37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be … Continue reading

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Less Martha, More Mary

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:13 The pastor said this Sunday, “it’s not so much about doing, but being.” It … Continue reading

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Who’s the Greatest?

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, “Truly I say to … Continue reading

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