Accepting God’s Word {{Week 4}}

Welcome, friends! I invite you to get out your study journal and Bible, if you have it nearby. If you haven’t had the privilege of ordering your study journal yet, you can do so here (Please Note: It’s an affiliate link). The Scriptures – Matthew 5:19-20; Proverbs 30:12; Luke 18:11 So if you ignore the…… Continue reading Accepting God’s Word {{Week 4}}

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…… Continue reading Matthew 9: The Compassion of Jesus

Keeping Up Appearances

Appearances. It is a topic I am mindful of quite often. Our world endorses masks, and pretending we are fine despite reality. The Pharisees and other religious leaders wore a different kind of mask, but it remained profitless. Their mask made them look very good, but their hearts were “white-washed tombs”. Spiritually dead. How about…… Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances

Discipleship Journal Reading Plan: Day 36

Mt 12:22-37; Acts 17:16-34; Ps 28; Ex 13-15 People’s hearts are widely put on display today: from the Pharisees, to Pharaoh and his officials, to the Israelites as they complained in the wilderness. What do our hearts say? Would our hearts represent good fruit or bad (See Galatians 5:22-23)? What do we need to repent?…… Continue reading Discipleship Journal Reading Plan: Day 36