Read Matthew 4. My note for NT260 says this: “Things that tempt us are normally shortcuts to a seemingly positive outcome.” Jesus gave the Father a period of forty days, where He was committed to fasting. Fasting and prayer, is a very good thing. But, how often things creep in to change what we do?… Continue reading
Read Matthew 3 John the Baptist is the one God promised, would come. The forerunner (Isaiah 40:3). He came to preach that the people needed to turn from their sins. Repentance He (John the Baptist) said, “Turn away from your sins! The kingdom of Heaven is near (Mt. 3:2, NIRV).” When we confess our sin… Continue reading
Read Matthew 2. It is by God’s love that He came into the world. He came for us. Scripture reminds us that Jesus, God in the flesh, came to dwell with humanity, live among us, die a sinner’s death, and be resurrected on the third day. This is what Scripture teaches us. If we know… Continue reading
Read Matthew 1. Through Jesus’ birth, we learn that God truly is with us. He has chosen to come in such a way that… He reveals something. His love. God reveals His love for us. God has come in such a way, that He is pouring out just how much He loves us. Through –… Continue reading
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