Category Archives: Mathew

Thoughts on Mathew 16:21-28

Mathew 16:21-28 (NRSV) “From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the … Continue reading

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Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find … Continue reading

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Mathew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people revile and persecute you….”

Mathew 5:11 (NRSV) “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” Reflection: People who would persecute and discriminate against you and use the Bible as their … Continue reading

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Good Fruit , Bad Fruit — What Kind of Tree are You?

Mathew 12:33 (NKJV) “Either make the tree good and its fruits good, or else make the tree bad and its fruits bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.” Reflection: Free will. We always have the freedom to choose … Continue reading

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Mathew 19:14 “Let the Children Come to Me”

One of my favorite scenes out of the gospels is depicted in the book of Mathew. In Mathew 19:14, Jesus summons children who have come to observe and witness Him and learn from Him and just be in His presence. … Continue reading

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Mathew 5:6

Reflection: If you intend to be honest, sincere, and compassionate, you can expect blessings. If you hunger and thirst to “do the right thing” but are unsure of what the “right thing” actually is, trust in your heart that there … Continue reading

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Has Christianity Become a Show?

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound … Continue reading

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