Matthew

How Jesus sees you

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” –Matthew 16:24 Today, you may be reading this devotional out of habit or perhaps out of a deep need or desire in your heart. Whatever has caused you to read this message, […]

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Helping others find God’s grace

And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. –Matthew 9:10 Recently, a group of men from our church were talking about how they came to Christ Jesus. And I especially appreciated the testimony of one of the men.  He said […]

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A transformed life

As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. –Matthew 9:9 The story of Jesus calling Matthew to be a disciple is an amazing one! Of all who followed Jesus, Matthew was probably considered […]

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A transformed life

As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. –Matthew 9:9 The story of Jesus calling Matthew to be a disciple is an amazing one! Of all who followed Jesus, Matthew was probably considered […]

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God’s will isn’t a guessing game

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. –Matthew 6:33 You know, some people think of God’s will like some kind of cosmic game show. But God’s not playing hide and seek with you. This isn’t some guessing game where God is saying, “You’re […]

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Day 3

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” –Matthew 1:21 As a child, I used to love getting up on Christmas morning and rushing into the living room to hopefully receive all the gifts I had requested. Like most children, I rarely […]

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Day 2

And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife”… When Joseph woke […]

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Day 1

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and … so all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to […]

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Taking a step of faith

He [Jesus] said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. –Matthew 14:29 There’s nothing quite as scary as taking that first step of faith. Yet at the same time, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as actually taking that first step of faith! So often in […]

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How to change a world in chaos

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” –Matthew 5:14 I think you’d agree with me when I say that our way of life is under unbelievable attack today.  One of the biggest reasons for this is that the Western world is becoming increasingly secular and humanistic. […]

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