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Matthew 9: The Compassion of Jesus

Read Matthew 9:9-38 A Willing Man After Jesus heals this man and handles the criticism of the Pharisees, He meets Matthew. A tax collector. A despised tax collector. The religious saw this man and those like him as someone who was dirty. “Is he really going to eat with them?” This is what sets Jesus […]

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Matthew 8: When God Heals…

A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean (Mt. 8:2, NIV).” The truth of Matthew 8 is – our God is a healer! Not only is our God the One gives life its power, He is the One who stands willing to […]

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Matthew 7: Selecting the Sacred

“Don’t give precious things to dogs. Don’t cast your pearls before swine. If you do, the pigs will trample the pearls with their little pigs’ feet, and then they will turn back and attack you(Mt. 7:6, VOICE).” As soon as we begin reading Matthew 7, we are met with this realization that we need to […]

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Matthew 6: Motives and Motions of Worship

“But when you do these righteous acts, do not do them in front of spectators. Don’t do them where you can be seen, let alone lauded, by others. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 6:1, VOICE Scripture reminds us that we need to be careful how […]

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Matthew 5

Read Matthew 5. The Setting Matthew 5-7, commonly known as the “Sermon on the Mount”, is one of the most well known teaching of Jesus. I use the term well known loosely. Why loosely? Because I can know what Jesus teaches me and not apply it to my daily life. The things discussed here in […]