Category Archives: Matthew

January 10 – The Crucible of Crisis – The strategic place of prayer in crisis

Read: Psalm 22:5-21; Matthew 26:39; James 5:13 Whatever you may think of the movie “The Crucifixion of the Christ” (Mel Gibson),  I think the scene at the foot of the cross got a lot right. Looking down from the cross, Jesus sees a … Continue reading

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December 10 – GIVE JOY – See the Light

Read Matthew 2: 1-12 “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” The Wise Men were compelled to seek the star, a light … Continue reading

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December 5 – GIVE JOY – Immanuel: God is with us!

Read Matthew 1: 22-23 “All of this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).” … Continue reading

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December 4 – GIVE JOY – Significance of His birth

Read Matthew 2:11-12 “On coming to the house, they [the magi] saw the child [Jesus] with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.“ What … Continue reading

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November 7 – Prison Letters – Boldness

Read Matthew 14:1-12 The “Prison Letters” of Paul include those written by the apostle while in a Roman prison:  Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.  Over the past three weeks, we have read through those fascinating books.  Now, over these next few … Continue reading

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October 8 – Our Values – Saved people serve people

Read Matthew 20:26-28 At a local high school is a sign on the wall near the exit that reads: “GO AND SERVE.” It is a reminder that after you graduate, your job is to serve. Serving as a Christian includes … Continue reading

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October 5 – Demonic Plot – Conqueror

Read Matthew 28:1-20 As we began this study two weeks ago, God described an animosity that has impacted mankind since that fateful day in the garden when Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. … Continue reading

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