Monthly Archives: January 2016

Walkaway Joes

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 18:21-25 (day seven) “It is not the will of your Father. . .that one of these little ones perish.  And if your brother sins, go and reprove him. . .if he listens to you, you have gained … Continue reading

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Dying to Forgive

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 18:21-35 (day six)  Forgiveness, whether we receive it or give it, springs from the infinite well of grace and mercy dug deep by the death and resurrection of the Son! If that is true, and it is, … Continue reading

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How Much was That?

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 18:21-35 (day five) The goal for the ride back to Ft. Worth from Odessa, was to see how high I could count. As a little boy, my counting skills were just blossoming.   With dad’s help, I think … Continue reading

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Put Aside Bitterness

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 18:21-35 (day four)  Bitterness…it can eat you up inside like a cancer! We can avoid bitterness through forgiveness. The Lord knew it…He told Peter to forgive endlessly. When we are unwilling to forgive, bitterness rushes in. It … Continue reading

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Remember

Re: Verse reading—Matthew 18:21-35 (day three) “Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?” The ability to forgive does not come from mustering up the fortitude to forgive, or from trying really hard … Continue reading

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Keeping Calendars

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 18:21-35 (day two)  And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.28 But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him … Continue reading

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Looking for a limit

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 18:21-35 (day one)  “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother?”–v 21. I am sympathetic with Peter in this story.  Like him, I frequently (and unconsciously) come to God in search of some “reasonable” (my word) … Continue reading

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One out of four

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 13:1-23 (day seven) “Seeing, they do not see; and hearing, they do not hear or understand.– v 13. Old joke.  Farmer goes to New York City.  Sees a huge office building.  “How many people work in this … Continue reading

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Hearing and Seeing Equals Fruit

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 13:1-23 (day six) Have you ever stared and stared at one of those 3D holographic posters to no avail, only to walk away frustrated because the person next to you sees it immediately? And as you walk … Continue reading

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I Want to Hear!!

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 13:1-23 (day five) Communication in its basic form involves 2 things: sending (speaking) and receiving (hearing). Jesus’ words in Matthew 13:9 “He who has ears let him hear”, express His concern and burden for those who are … Continue reading

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