Category Archives: Matthew

Taking Up My Cross: Commission

Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given … Continue reading

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Taking Up My Cross: Persecution

“Disciples are not better than their teacher, and slaves are not better than their master.25 It is enough for disciples to be like their teacher and for slaves to be like their master. If people call the head of the … Continue reading

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Taking Up My Cross: Peace or Sword

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”        Matthew 10:34 (NIV) There have been many people I know who find this verse … Continue reading

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Taking Up My Cross: I Am Loved

[And then Jesus said,] “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog … Continue reading

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Mourning Part II: (for all)

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father … Continue reading

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Mourning: Part I (for me)

God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”     Matthew 5:4 (NLT) Dr Alan Wolfelt says in his grief workshops that “grief” is what most of us experience privately. “Mourning” is the public expression of our grief. … Continue reading

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Rock or Sand?

[Jesus says,]“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it … Continue reading

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Time With Jesus

Dear Jesus, Help me to surrender my anxiety today, to quiet my mind and stop my striving, so that I may see that you are God. (from the K Love morning radio show) Someone posted this on FaceBook yesterday. It … Continue reading

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When I’m Weary

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, … Continue reading

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What is Important?

Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. 23 After sending them home, he went up into the hills by … Continue reading

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