Category Archives: Matthew

Beware of Religion

On Tuesday of the Passion Week, Jesus rips into religious people so that his followers will be able to spot insincere and hypocritical religion and find true faith and the kingdom of God. Turns out we should beware of these … Continue reading

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Son of David Lord

Jesus puts the shoe on the other foot today. In his ongoing interaction with the religious leaders of his time, Jesus asks them a question for a change. Who is Messiah? Whose son is he? This turned into a mic … Continue reading

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Antidote to Self

Let’s press into loving God and others today. And tomorrow. Let’s break the cycle of self and get our minds, hearts, and lives on heavenly things. We’ll find that if we do we will be less likely to fall victim … Continue reading

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The Religious, Sinners, and the Kingdom of God

The religious people in Jesus’ time actually told him they didn’t need him when he came to give them abundant life. They were self-righteous and saw themselves as holy. Don’t be like them. They had it wrong and they missed … Continue reading

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Status, Prominence, and the Stewardship of Service

It’s time to better align our thoughts and attitudes and behaviours to Jesus’ example and teaching: If we desire to be great, we need to serve. Often, though, we focus on status and prominence over servanthood, missing the model of … Continue reading

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The Generous Landowner

We sometimes think we are more deserving of God’s blessings than others. Today we see that God is the landowner. His fairness is to be generous to all workers in his field. And that means we should stop looking at … Continue reading

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We Need God Today

I need God today. I am not in control of most (all) of what is happening in my situation. Yet, I know that impossible things become a possibility when the God of creation and redemption moves. I will surrender the … Continue reading

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