Category Archives: Matthew

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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April 18 – Passion Week Report – Thursday Arrest

Jesus Arrested Read Matthew 26:36-56 JERUSALEM, late Thursday, spring ca. 30 a.d. –Jesus of Nazareth was taken into custody late this evening. Jewish officials report that he was apprehended somewhat peacefully in the Garden of Gethsemane. The arrest comes on … Continue reading

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