Category Archives: Matthew

October 25 – The 2020 Election – Intro & A Strategy to Respond Well

The year of 2020 has been exhausting for everyone.  And to top it off, we have another polarizing election process to endure.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve recently said to yourself, “I can’t wait until this is over!”  The … Continue reading

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October 15 – BLESS – SERVE Others

Read Matthew 5:13-16 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will … Continue reading

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October 14 – BLESS – EAT Together

Read Matthew 9:9-13 Remember the childhood quintessential sharing of a lunch? You know, two children sitting shoulder to shoulder on a bench swinging their legs that don’t yet reach the ground. One child has a full lunch box and the … Continue reading

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October 2 – Attributes of God – Goodness

Read 2 Chronicles 7:3 & Matthew 19:16-30 Solomon built a magnificent temple and God filled it with His glory. The Israelites, who witnessed it, were amazed and said, “He is good; his love endures forever.” And then they forgot. And … Continue reading

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July 9 – United: Country – Matthew 5

Read Matthew 5:13-16 Salt is a mineral present in seawater, where it is the main mineral constituent with a salinity of 3.5%. The percentage of salt in human blood is about .9 percent by weight. Salt is essential for life … Continue reading

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July 4 – United – Matthew 5 and James 5

Read Matthew 5:33-37 and James 5:12 “To be clear is to be kind. To be unclear is to be unkind”. I first heard this phrase while studying interpersonal communication as a junior in college and was fascinated by the concept … Continue reading

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June 23 – Father’s Day 2020 – Matthew 7

Read Matthew 7:7-11 Good dads give good gifts! I suppose that we should qualify that last statement. If your dad did/does not give you all that you ever asked for, that doesn’t necessarily make him a bad dad. Good dads … Continue reading

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June 15 – Parables – Two Sons

Read Matthew 21:28-32 You’ve probably heard someone say, “Actions speak louder than words.” That’s true. At first glance, the “Parable of the Two Sons” seems to stress that principle. But there’s much more in this parable taught by Jesus during … Continue reading

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June 11 – Parables – 10 Virgins

Read Matthew 25:1-13 It may come as a surprise to many of you but I love heavy music. Some people love country music or worship or maybe jazz or classical. Me? I love rapid waves of drums that careen into … Continue reading

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June 8 – Parables – Treasure and Pearl

Read Matthew 13:44-46 Is there something that you would give anything to have or make happen? Recently there was a very close friend of mine who was struggling with a drug addiction. Thankfully, they got to the point where they … Continue reading

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