Category Archives: Matthew

New Year Servant

We have a way greater chance to change the world for Jesus if we will humble ourselves to serve others.  The holiness of a heart is tested in the willingness to serve.  Today we learn from Juve and Jesus how … Continue reading

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Turning Outward with the Love of God

When I was 16 years old, some friends of mine started to talk to me about the Lord.  They were followers of Jesus and were trying to share their faith with me.  Reflecting on those times reminds me of the … Continue reading

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The Edges of Your Fields

Today we read God’s direction to Israel relating to harvest.  God said when they harvest, they should leave some for the poor and the foreigner.  We don’t need all the fruits of our labour to live well – we could … Continue reading

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Christmas Mess and Redemption

God knows our lives are messy.  The Christmas story is messy, isn’t it?  Couldn’t God have found a way to send Jesus to earth without a teenage pregnancy out of wedlock and a stepfather relationship? Welcome to Christmas: redemption in … Continue reading

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Adulterers Anonymous

Jesus echoed Moses’ command to not commit adultery, raising the accountability.  You don’t have to sleep with someone to commit adultery.  All you have to do is look lustfully at the person and you have done it in your heart. … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Pre-Requisite to Worship

When God commanded Israel, ‘you shall not murder,’ they never knew the underlying message of reconciliation and peace through Jesus.  In the sermon on the mount, Jesus takes it to the next level and even makes reconciliation a pre-requisite to … Continue reading

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Counting the Cost of Jesus Becoming Greater

If Jesus becoming greater in my life results in persecution, am I willing to follow him?  John the Baptist was thrown in jail and eventually beheaded as a prophet, counting the ultimate cost of following God…

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