Category Archives: Matthew

June 7 – Trip to the Holy Land – The Garden Tomb

DAY 26 – THE GARDEN TOMB Theme: The Resurrection of Christ Read Matthew 28:1-10 A favorite spot for many Christians who visit the Holy Land is the Garden Tomb. Dozens of groups enjoy communion each day in this peaceful setting … Continue reading

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June 4 – Trip to the Holy Land – Gethsemane

DAY 23 – GETHSEMANE Theme: Agony Read Matthew 26:36-47 Descend the Mount of Olives, and you discover a peaceful garden called Gethsemane amidst crowded streets filled with tourist buses, vendors, and pedestrians. Next to the Garden of Eden, it may … Continue reading

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May 27 – Trip to the Holy Land – Caesarea Philippi

DAY 15 – CAESAREA PHILIPPI Theme: The Church Read Matthew 16:13-20 A visit to Caesarea Philippi helps us understand why Jesus was the Master Teacher. This city provides a magnificent view of sheer rock at the base of Mount Herman. … Continue reading

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May 25 – Trip to the Holy Land – Capernaum

Day 13 – CAPERNAUM Theme: Familiarity Read Matthew 11:20-24 My wife and I have been blessed with an amazing spiritual heritage.  Our parents demonstrated what it means to walk with God. Both our paternal and maternal grandparents knew the Lord. … Continue reading

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May 21 – Trip to the Holy Land – Machaerus

DAY 9 – MACHAERUS Theme: Suffering Read Matthew 14:1-12 About 100 years before the birth of Christ, a mountaintop fortress known as Machaerus, was constructed over-looking the barren landscape of the eastern shore of the Dead Sea.  It stands alone, … Continue reading

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May 11 – Me & My Big Mouth – Matthew 12

Read Matthew 12:33-37 “Hurt people hurt people,” a wise youth pastor once told me. Upon hearing those words, a lot of the hurtful words that were said to and about me were under a different light. Instead of internalizing them … Continue reading

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April 21- Passion Week Report – Sunday Resurrection

Jesus’ Tomb is Empty! Read Matthew 28:18-20 JERUSALEM, Sunday, spring ca. 30 a.d. – The tomb of Jesus of Nazareth was found empty today! After His controversial execution by crucifixion on Friday, two men took the body of Jesus. Just … Continue reading

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