Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feb. 18- Ch. 18

Ok…had one of those wow moments this morning reading this chapter.  Vv. 8-9 which talk about cutting off your hands or feet or poking out your eye if it offends God are given in the context of how we treat … Continue reading

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Feb. 17- Ch. 17

I think it is interesting the Pharisees were always hounding Jesus for a sign signifying he was the Messiah.  I don’t think Peter, James, or John ever asked for a sign, but here it is in the form of the … Continue reading

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Feb. 16- Ch. 16

After Peter wanted to stop Jesus from going to Jerusalem Jesus told the disciples, “You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.”  How often we forget this point!

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Feb. 15- Ch. 15

I love the exchange between the Pharisees and Jesus.  The Pharisees ask, “Why do your disciples play fast and loose with the rules?”  Jesus comes right back with, “Why do you use your rules to play fast and loose with God’s … Continue reading

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Feb. 14- Ch. 14

Today I want to talk about water walking.  A lot is made about Peter trying and failing. However, at least Peter got out of the boat.  The rest of the disciples stayed put.  Sometimes we just need to get out … Continue reading

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Feb. 13- Ch. 13

In a chapter of stories, this is the one that caught my eye this morning:  “Then you see how every student well-trained in God’s kingdom is like the owner of a general store who can put his hands on anything … Continue reading

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Feb. 12- Ch. 12

Jesus tells his disciples, “This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.”  The last part of  this quote seems to indicate that … Continue reading

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Feb. 11- Ch. 11

When Jesus was talking to John’s disciples, part of his message translated in The Message says, “The wretched of the earth learn that God is on their side.”  What a great way to talk about what it means to share … Continue reading

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Feb. 10- Ch. 10

Jesus sending out the 12 is one of my favorite parts of Matthew.  It cuts to the core of what our mission is.  I love what Jesus says, “Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And … Continue reading

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Feb. 09- Ch. 9

It cracks me up that some things don’t change with time.  When the Pharisees had a hard time with him eating with Matthew’s friends, they talked to the disciples rather than to Jesus himself.  It reminds of people who would … Continue reading

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