Matthew 4:8-9 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Tag Archives: Gospel of Matthew
Justice — the longing of the human race
Read Matthew 25:31-46 Some thoughts from NT Wright:
Kingdom resources in the time of coronovirus
My regular daily office reading has me in the Gospel of Matthew currently and today was Matthew 25. It is still hard for me to read this passage and not have my upbringing in Bible reading flood my thoughts. In the past I was sure Matthew 24 and 25 were about the “end times” asContinue reading “Kingdom resources in the time of coronovirus”
The winnowing process of the Kingdom of God
There are two passages of Scripture I came through in my reading this week that describe what I am “seeing” in prayer during this time in our culture and the American Church. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning upContinue reading “The winnowing process of the Kingdom of God”
My house shall be a house of prayer
I am sure I have posted about this before, but this insight from N.T. Wright on this passage well worth repeating! 12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” heContinue reading “My house shall be a house of prayer”
If you’re serious about following Christ
Matthew 19:16-22 tells the story of the rich young ruler. He asks what good deed he needed to do to have eternal life.
Podcast reflection on the past six months of our lives
This is something I quickly recorded while I was on a long drive. Hopefully it might make sense and give folks an idea of what God is teaching me at this particular point in life.
The rest that waits for us
The boldness I can have in prayer, and in my life, comes from the understanding that ALL THINGS have been handed to Jesus… and he then invites me to come to him!
It’s not a harvest problem
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentifulContinue reading “It’s not a harvest problem”
Am I Conducting the Business of My Master?
Matthew 25:14-30 is the parable of the ten coins (or talents). The question I come away with in this parable is this: Am I conducting myself in the way my Master would conduct business? Have I paid enough attention to what he has said that I know how to live life while he is away? The servantsContinue reading “Am I Conducting the Business of My Master?”