Category Archives: Matthew

April 2 – Mountaintops – Mount of Transfiguration

Read Matthew 17:1-9 Peter, James and John witnessed their Master transformed before their eyes. Jesus was standing radiantly with two Old Testament heroes, Abraham and Elijah. Peter, feeling the need to say something as usual, offers some classic Jewish hospitality to the glorious guests. It’s clear … Continue reading

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March 31 – Mountaintops – Mount of Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount)

Read Matthew 5:17-48 It’s so easy to view Jesus as the abolisher or fixer of the Law. In the famous “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus declares that that is far from the truth. The Law of God is perfect because the God of … Continue reading

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March 14 – Transformation Testimonies – The Roman Centurion

Read Matthew 8:1-17 It wasn’t just a good day for Jesus. It was His life. The humble, compassionate tender-hearted power that Jesus gave to everyone who’d have Him could do nothing less than show itself true through every encounter He directed. … Continue reading

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March 12 – Transformation Testimonies – John the Baptist

Read Matthew 3:1-17 Keys to a “John the Baptist Makeover” Makeovers are a point of fascination in our culture currently.  Whether it is your personal appearance or the place you live, you can watch television shows and purchase products that will … Continue reading

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March 11 – Transformation Testimonies – Mary

Read Luke 1:26-51; Matthew 12:46-50 It’s sometimes hard to imagine that Mary the mother of Jesus needed Jesus’ saving. But the truth is she needed the amazing grace of Almighty God just as much as you and I do. I sometimes forget that … Continue reading

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February 22 – We are ALL IN!

Read Matthew 28:5-8 He is risen! I know it’s not Easter today, however, the Easter message of Christ risen from the grave fuels Grace Church. I didn’t realize the power of this message until it transformed my heart and life … Continue reading

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February 19 – We are ALL IN!

Read Matthew 28:18-20 Make disciples.  Period. The mission Jesus gave us became crystal clear when Julie and I began attending Grace.  Sure, I had dabbled in it.  I had shared my faith “when I was comfortable,” or when it was … Continue reading

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