Category Archives: Matthew

February 28 – A 7 Day Conversation with Ruth Friend LPCC – Issue Within Us All

Read Matthew 9:10-13 During this week, we are going to be listening to Ruth Friend, a licensed professional clinical counselor, and dear friend of Grace Church as she teaches us about the value of mental health and how we can … Continue reading

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February 26 – Personality of Jesus – Gethsemane

Read Matthew 26:36-46 Gethsemane.  The word means “oil press”. It’s fitting, if you ask me. The last place Jesus went with His disciples before the nails and the cross and the tomb and the death and the life and the … Continue reading

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February 19 – Meet the Team – Nate Mills

Read Matthew 28:19-20 My name is Nate Mills.  I have been a member of Grace Church around 20 years.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Carol, for 23 years.  We have 3 amazing children: Taylor, Drew and Toby.  … Continue reading

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February 18 – Meet the Team – Charline Engle

Read Psalm 71:3,16-18 and Matthew 14:22-32 We just closed out 2020 and for many of us it was a year we prefer to place far back in the recess of our memories. I agree. For our family, the year was … Continue reading

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February 8 – Faithfulness – He is Always with Us

Read Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 119:6-7 and Matthew 28:16-20 What a beautiful truth to remember and yet, how often do we forget that Jesus is always with us? Over the last 6 months, the Lord has taught me a great deal … Continue reading

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December 25 – Word Became Flesh – Go and Tell

Read Luke 2:8-20 and Matthew 2:1-12 Have you ever heard somebody sing “Gloria In Excelsis Deo”? I mean really sing it. Especially the Gloria part. It is from the song “Angels We Have Heard on High.” From Latin to English … Continue reading

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December 24 – Word Became Flesh – Resisted from the Beginning

Read Matthew 2:1-23 Imagine a nativity scene with all of the typical figurines. Inside of the stable are Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in a manger. The visitors include some shepherds and magi. How would you feel, though, if another animal … Continue reading

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December 23 – Word Became Flesh – Trusting God’s Plan

Read Luke 1:26-38 and Matthew 1:18-25 “God, what in the world are You planning?” Have you asked yourself this question before? There have been several times, even in the past couple of years, that I have asked this exact question. … Continue reading

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December 21 – Word Became Flesh – Exemplify Humility

Read Luke 2:7, Matthew 21:1-11, Philippians 2:3-8 and Luke 19:1-10 The opposite of humility is arrogance, which is an attitude of offensive displays of superiority or self-importance. You can be confident without arrogance. Can you be a person with an … Continue reading

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December 12 – The Beatitudes – “Blessed are those who are persecuted…”

Read Matthew 5:10-12 It is hard to envision blessing in persecution. Where is the win in the verbal assault, personal discrimination, or perhaps even physical harm? The whole idea deserves further exploration. The reason for the persecution – This is … Continue reading

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