Category Archives: Matthew

June 4 – Parables – The Unmerciful Servant

Read Matthew 18:23-35 “But she did that to me. How could I ever forgive her?” “You have no idea how much he hurt me. Forgiveness is out of the question.” These are phrases we probably think when confronted with the … Continue reading

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June 3 – Parables – Mustard Seed

Read Matthew 13:31-32 As a gardener, the miracle of seeing the first seedlings sprout never ceases to amaze me. This spring as I planted my garden and carefully covered the seeds with the rich soil, I had to trust that … Continue reading

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June 2 – Parables – Soil

Read Matthew 13:3-8 Years ago I planted a vegetable garden and then replanted it for several years. Before I started, I sought the advice of local agricultural experts… my farmer friends. They talked about insect control, seed selection, gardening tools … Continue reading

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May 16 – When I Get Out – City on a Hill

Read Matthew 5:14-16 This devotional series was inspired by a point that Pastor Nick made in a message recently. While it is very important to look forward to the changes that you need to make as a result of something … Continue reading

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May 10 – When I Get Out – Trust is Contagious

Read Matthew 7:24-27, Psalm 40:1-3 and 1 Peter 2:4-6 I was trying to sleep but my mind was replaying the events of the day. It was September 11, 2001, and I couldn’t get past this eerie feeling that life was … Continue reading

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May 8 – When I Get Out – Alone Time

Read Matthew 14:22-23 If you could choose; would you choose solitude or people? I am a diagnosed outgoing introvert. I love to be around people, I love conversations and outings with people; however, I need alone time. I need time … Continue reading

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May 7 – When I Get Out – Intentionality

Read Matthew 22:34-40 “I’m just too busy.” “I wish my day had a pause button.” “24 hours just isn’t enough!” We laugh at these phrases now, wondering what in the world were we thinking as we wished for more time. … Continue reading

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