Category Archives: Matthew

The Weeds in My Life

Jesus then told them this story: The kingdom of heaven is like what happened when a farmer scattered good seed in a field.25 But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and scattered weed seeds in the field and then … Continue reading

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God Speaks

That same day Jesus left the house and went out beside Lake Galilee, where he sat down to teach. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he had to sit in a boat, while the people stood on the … Continue reading

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A Time of Repentance

Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!” 5 Then they became insistent. “But he is causing riots by his teaching wherever he goes—all over Judea, from Galilee to … Continue reading

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Jesus Who?

When Jesus came to Jerusalem, everyone in the city was excited and asked, “Who can this be?” The crowd answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”       Matthew 11:10-11 (CEV) These two verses intrigue me. … Continue reading

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Slippery Slopes

[reprinted from January 21, 2011] “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.”      Matthew 5:8 (The Message) The KJV and many versions state this verse … Continue reading

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The Persecuted

[reprinted from January 15, 2011] [Jesus said,] “God’s divine care is on those who are persecuted for standing up for their relationship with God. They will surely have a place in His Kingdom.”      Matthew 5:10 (my paraphrase) I … Continue reading

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Poor in Spirit

[reprinted from January 14, 2011] Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He opened his mouth and taught them, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs … Continue reading

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What is a blessing?

[reprinted from January 13, 2011] I am studying some of the principles of my faith. Over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of the basics that have been the foundation that continues to feed into … Continue reading

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Do I Have Time to Garden?

[reprinted from July 11, 2011] One day, Jacob was cooking some stew, when Esau came home hungry and said, “I’m starving to death! Give me some of that red stew right now!” That’s how Esau got the name “Edom.” Jacob … Continue reading

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Marriage Gift

[reprinted from May 8, 2012] Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to trick him. They asked, “Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for any reason he chooses?” Jesus answered,”Surely you have read in the Scriptures: … Continue reading

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