Monthly Archives: January 2018

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January 30 – Life Isn’t Fair, and Neither is the Afterlife

Exodus 23-24 Matthew 20:1-16 “But the man who owned the vineyard said to one of those workers, ‘Friend, I am being fair to you. You agreed to work for one coin. So take your pay and go. I want to … Continue reading

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January 29 – Jesus Speaks on Marriage and Divorce

Exodus 21-22 Matthew 19 “Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to trick him. They asked, ‘Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for any reason he chooses?’” (Matthew 19:3) In the latter stages of Jesus’s ministry, … Continue reading

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January 28 – Forgiven and Forgiving

Exodus 19-20 Matthew 18:21-35 “Then the master called his servant in and said, ‘You evil servant! Because you begged me to forget what you owed, I told you that you did not have to pay anything. You should have showed … Continue reading

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January 27 – Greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven

Exodus 16-18 Matthew 18:1-20 “At that time the followers came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’” (Matthew 18:1) The disciples had their choices narrowed down to twelve. Each of them must have had exactly … Continue reading

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January 26 – Seeing God’s Presence and His Answers

Exodus 14-15 Matthew 17 “Then his followers asked him, ‘Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?’” (Matthew 17:10 NCV) As Jesus, Peter, James, and John came down the mountain after the Transfiguration, the truth … Continue reading

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January 25 – Oh God, That Would Never Happen

Exodus 12-13 Matthew 16 “Peter took Jesus aside and told him not to talk like that. He said, ‘God save you from those things, Lord! Those things will never happen to you!’” (Matthew 16:22 NCV) Peter is quite a character. … Continue reading

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January 24 – More Questions Than Answers

Exodus 9-11 Matthew 15:21-39 “Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus and cried out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter has … Continue reading

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January 23 – Yes, But I’m Still Washing My Hands…

Exodus 7-8 Matthew 15:1-20 “But what people say with their mouths comes from the way they think; these are the things that make people unclean. Out of the mind come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual sins, stealing, lying, and speaking … Continue reading

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January 22 – Stepping Out To Do The Impossible

Exodus 4-6 Matthew 14:22-36 “Peter said, ‘Lord, if it is really you, then command me to come to you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come.’ And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. But when Peter … Continue reading

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