Monthly Archives: December 2015

Radical

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 5:17-48 (day four)  Jesus was a radical teacher. Radical in that He taught things that no one else even considered, much less taught. The Pharisees were the religious leaders of the day and they ‘refined the law’ in … Continue reading

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Now

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 5:17-48 (day three) “Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” It’s common to think of “kingdom of heaven” as a synonym for the afterlife. But Jesus is talking … Continue reading

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Grace to All

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 5:17-48 (day two) “For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? … Continue reading

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New year. Old Testament.

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 5:17-48 (day one)   “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish but to fulfill them.”–v 17. Want a new year?  Go back to an old … Continue reading

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Jesus preaching

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 5:1-12 (day seven) “He went up on the mountain. . .and sat down. . .began to teach them.” What was it like to hear Jesus preach?  Matthew remembers.  More than any other writer, he took the trouble to … Continue reading

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He Opened His Mouth

Re:Verse – Matthew 5:1-12 (day six) “And he opened his mouth and taught them saying…” Matthew 5:2. Although simple, there is great significance in these words. Jesus came to die; to live a life without sin and take our sin … Continue reading

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Love Came Down

The First Day of Christmas And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and … Continue reading

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God = Word = Light = Light

The Twenty-sixth Day of Advent “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him … Continue reading

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The Gift of Love

The Twenty-fifth Day of Advent “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (New American Standard Version) What’s the best Christmas gift you … Continue reading

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Defining Love

The Twenty-fourth Day of Advent A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John … Continue reading

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