Matthew 8: Just Say The Word

“Then Jesus told the centurion, “Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.” And his servant was cured that very moment.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:13‬ ‭ The story of the centurion presents a powerful proclamation of faith. The centurion was a position of power within the Roman government. However, this man came to Jesus ChristContinue reading “Matthew 8: Just Say The Word”

Matthew 7: Narrow Gate

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:13-14‬ Matthew 7 gives us the teaching of the narrow gate.Continue reading “Matthew 7: Narrow Gate”

Matthew 6: Treasures In Heaven

Greetings, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:21‬ ‭ In order to have a real encounter with Jesus, He must be in our hearts. We must treasure the ways of God above all. If we truly want to grow in our faith then we must walk in the ways ofContinue reading “Matthew 6: Treasures In Heaven”

Matthew 5: Beatitudes

Greetings, In Matthew 5 we encounter The Sermon On The Mount and are given the beatitudes. The beatitudes are essential a list of blessings. It is wise for Christians to consider this list carefully and often. This list of blessings given by Jesus Christ is then followed by a lesson on being the salt ofContinue reading “Matthew 5: Beatitudes”

Matthew 4: It Takes More Then Bread

“He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭CSB‬‬ Today in a Matthew 4 it is proclaimed that bread alone is insufficient for life. One can ask what does this mean? The simple answer is true life isContinue reading “Matthew 4: It Takes More Then Bread”

Matthew 3: Spiritual Genealogy

“And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭HCSB The Sadducees and Pharisees who came to spy on John the Baptist that day were greeted with a firm warning. It does notContinue reading “Matthew 3: Spiritual Genealogy”

Matthew 2: Striking Resemblance

Greetings, Matthew chapter 2 gives the reader more fulfilled prophecy to consider concerning Jesus Christ. However, notice the connection also in chapter 2 between Jesus Christ and Moses. Christ was sent into Egypt and then comes out of Egypt. Both were being pursued by authorities and hid until those authorities had passed on. The similaritiesContinue reading “Matthew 2: Striking Resemblance”

Matthew 1: Introduction

Greetings, This blog continues its journey through the Bible in 1 year by starting the Book of Matthew today. As a brief introduction to this writing a few points of interest should be noted. It was written from a Jewish perspective and geared towards a Jewish audience. This gospel account includes many references to theContinue reading “Matthew 1: Introduction”

Hebrews 11: Forsake The Temporary For The Promise

Greetings, Hebrews 11 continues with the presentation of the heroes of faith. Verse 25 really placed things into perspective for me. This verse is about the decision of Moses to forsake the pleasures of sin and to suffer with his people for a future promise. This is the same attitude we must carry with usContinue reading “Hebrews 11: Forsake The Temporary For The Promise”