Category Archives: Matthew

A few minutes on a hillside …

September 19, 2016 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule … You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart –put … Continue reading

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55 Undeletable Words …

September 9, 2016 “And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here’s … Continue reading

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Living ready .. really living

May 31, 2016 “But you dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy … Continue reading

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Jesus stories:Interior Design(4)

May 16, 2016 “Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants. He quoted this text: ‘My … Continue reading

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Seriously … Does Jesus really mean it?(3)

April 21, 2016 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there … Continue reading

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Seriously … Does Jesus really mean it?(2)

April 20, 2016 “You have heard that it was said to the people in the old days, ‘You shall not commit adultery’. But I say to you that every man who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery … Continue reading

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Seriously.. Does Jesus mean it?

April 17, 2016 “You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and … Continue reading

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Fast-food Jesus …

April 16, 2016 “That left him, of course in a state of extreme hunger, which the Devil took advantage of in the first test:”Since you are God’s Son, speak the word that will turn these stones into loaves of bread.” … Continue reading

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But first …

April 15, 2016 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matt. 6:33 NLT Jesus described life with Him as consuming every area of your life. If you’re following … Continue reading

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At just the right moment…

April 14, 2016 “I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life … Continue reading

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