Category Archives: Matthew

January 9 – Temptation – Part #3

Read Matthew 4:1-11 The author of Hebrews tells us that “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet … Continue reading

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January 4 – Angelic protection

Read Matthew 26:36-56 We often speak in terms of guardian angels who offer protection to us.  This is not particularly unbiblical.  After all, we read in Hebrews 1:14 this rhetorical question that enables us to see that angel activity intersects with … Continue reading

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December 25 – Merry Christmas!

Read Matthew 1:1-25 Has the special, long-awaited gift arrived? I purchased the gift well in advance and then the dreaded notice came. Backordered!  I waited for the date when it should’ve been in stock again.  Then came the news that … Continue reading

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December 13 – Behind the Christmas Card – Stress

Read Matthew 2:13-23 In all likelihood, you have received at least one of those Christmas cards this year. The sender enclosed a beautiful picture of their smiling family. It isn’t that they were at all trying to deceive you, but … Continue reading

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December 10 – Behind the Christmas Card – Busyness

Read Matthew 11:28-30 The overwhelmed seems to scream loudly as the craziness of Christmastime gathers momentum. December blew in and the to-do list blew up. Even in the midst of a freed-up Saturday morning, I feel paralyzed by all I … Continue reading

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December 6 – Promises and Personal Integrity

Read Matthew 5:33-37; 23:16-22 Growing up, my brothers and I would confirm the validity of seemingly unbelievable statements we made by saying, “I swear!” or, “I swear on the Bible!” or even, “I swear on a stack of Bibles!”  With time, it … Continue reading

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December 4 – The Marriage Covenant

Read Matthew 19:1-12 “Do you take her to be your wedded wife, to live together in marriage?  Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, … Continue reading

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