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“And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’” (Matthew 25:40 HCSB).

February 8, 2021

LOVE FOR THE LEAST Jesus’ teaching on the end times included this image of the righteous being commended for caring for the “least” of Christ’s brethren. Jesus equated their care for the hungry, sick and imprisoned in His flock, as caring for Him. For the Church is His body of which He is the Head.

“Whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:4 HCSB).

January 27, 2021

DESCENDING TO GREATNESS The disciples were constantly debating among themselves the question of who would be the greatest when Jesus came into His kingdom. They finally asked Jesus. He answered by calling a little child over to Him and saying that unless they repented of their sins and became as this child they wouldn’t even

‘But He turned and told Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me because you’re not thinking about God’s concerns, but man’s.”’ (Matthew 16:23 HCSB).

January 25, 2021

CONFESSOR OR TRANSGRESSOR? Jesus had many hard sayings, but the teaching concerning His suffering, death and resurrection was the hardest for the disciples to receive. Bold Peter even attempted to rebuke Jesus for saying such things. But Jesus put him in his place with, “Get behind Me, Satan!” Poor Peter went from Peter the confessor,

New Mission

January 24, 2021 | Matthew 6:19-34 | finances, financial stewardship

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What’s your mission in life? Is it to make more money and own more things? Wouldn’t you love to stop living for things? And to start really living the way God intended?

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus gave His followers a new mission to stop living things and to start living for God. We can follow Christ’s new mission to stop living for things and to start living for God.

“But no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah” (Matthew 16:4 HCSB).

January 24, 2021

THE SIGN OF JONAH The Pharisees and the Sadducees came to Jesus asking for a sign. He told them that they could read the signs in the sky to predict weather, but were not able to read the signs of the times. In other words, they could tell when it was going to rain, but

“But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles a man” (Matthew 15:18 HCSB).

January 23, 2021

UNCLEAN HEART = UNCLEAN LIPS The Pharisees asked Jesus why His disciples didn’t follow the tradition of the elders by washing their hands before eating. He replied that it isn’t what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out.   The word “defile,” means to make unclean or impure. Jesus pointed

“As He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd, felt compassion for them, and healed their sick” (Matthew 14:14 HCSB).

January 22, 2021

THE COMPASSION OF OUR SAVIOR After Jesus heard about the beheading of His relative, John the Baptist, He withdrew by boat to a remote place to be alone. However, as soon as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd waiting for Him.   Can you imagine His grief? Can you understand His desire for

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. Anyone who has ears should listen!” (Matthew 13:43 HCSB).

January 20, 2021

THOSE HIDDEN WILL ONE DAY SHINE #OYB Jan20: “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. Anyone who has ears should listen!”   THOSE HIDDEN WILL ONE DAY SHINE Christ’s parable of the wheat and tares concluded with this: “The righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom.” In

“When Jesus became aware of this, He withdrew from there” (Matthew 12:15 HCSB).

January 17, 2021

IF JESUS WITHDREW, WOULD YOU NOTICE? Jesus and His disciples were preaching town to town, when they entered a certain town on the Sabbath and entered the synagogue there. The Pharisees heard that Jesus was there and in order to accuse Him, they asked whether it was lawful to heal on the Sabbath. He answered

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 HCSB).

January 16, 2021

DO YOU NEED REST? The greatest invitation in human history was offered by Jesus. Not an invitation to come to a party, but to a Person. Not an invitation to a religion, but to a relationship. Yet, this invitation is only to those who are “weary and burdened.” For only those that admit being sinners,