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Matthew: The Exchange

Matthew didn’t even hear his stylus drop. He had been…

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A Tale of Two Kings

Part of our Christmas story is a tale of two kings: one…

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Grace

I can admit that I am a difficult person to buy a Christmas…

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Mary Believed The Angel’s Word – Luke 1:38

“I’m here! The Lord’s servant! Let it happen for me just as…

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The Weight of the World

In front of the International Building in Rockefeller…

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The Flesh in the Book of Romans

Neoplatonic and gnostic dualism absorbed by later…

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Suffering and Exploitation in Revelation

Does Revelation have any relevance for today? Among the…

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Living out Our New Identity in Christ

When Christians do not live out the character of God’s…

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In God’s Presence

Some of us feel that we have to earn our way into God’s…

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All These Things Will Be Added to You

What does Matthew 6:33 mean when it says, “all these things…

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The Discouraged Prophet

Have you ever faced discouragement in doing God’s work? John…

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Religion Is Not Enough

Matthew’s Gospel includes five discourse sections. The last…

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Women and Gentiles in Matthew’s Genealogy

Matthew highlights the diverse elements in Jesus’…

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True Purification

Mere religious tradition can blind us to what really matters…

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Enemy Soldiers Torture and Mock Jesus in Matthew 27:27-34

Over six hundred Roman soldiers were staying at the Fortress…

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The Banquets of Two Kingdoms

Matthew’s narratives often concretely illustrate his…

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Jesus, the Living Word

Modern writers have proposed many valuable aspects of…

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Overcoming Prejudice: The Roman Centurion

The Gentile mission was at most peripheral to Jesus’ earthly…

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How to Make Disciples According to Matthew 28:18-20

The immediate context of Matt 28:18-20 provides us examples…

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The staff of Moses becomes the staff of God

If you’re like me, maybe you have thought, “God healed…

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Who Are Christ’s Ambassadors?

Who are Christ’s ambassadors in 2 Corinthians 5:20? When…

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The Holy Spirit Reveals Jesus to Us

Jesus had been telling his disciples that the Spirit would…

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The Fruit of the Spirit

At a time when many teachers and members of churches…

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Rivers of Living Water

Jesus’ promise of rivers of living water in John 7:37-38,…

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Once Saved, Always Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved,…

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Beholding His Glory

When John declares, “we beheld his glory” (John 1:14), he is…

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Building on the Rock

When Jesus knows that his disciples understand enough, he…

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This Is My Body: The Lord’s Supper

Read Mark 14:22-26 Verse 22 The head of the household…

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Knowing the Shepherd

Today as we seek to walk intimately with our Lord, we can…

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Racial Reconciliation in Romans

Why did Paul have to spend so much time in Romans arguing…

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Gospel Truth

When I have shared the gospel with people, some of them have…

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Faith, the Assurance of Things Hoped For

Hebrews 11:1 declares that “faith is the substance of things…

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My Lord and My God!

The following Bible background is for John 20:19-28 Verse…

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When Would Jesus Permit Divorce?

In the previous post, I emphasized Jesus’s teaching on…

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Why Did Jesus Warn About Divorce?

Jesus’s followers knew that he condemned divorce; his…

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All Things for Good

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of…

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The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12-14 The Corinthian church was like much of…

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Is Lying Ever Right?

Exodus 1:19-21 In the 2013 film, Return to the Hiding Place…

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Historical Evidence for the Existence of Jesus

Contrary to some circles on the Internet, very few scholars…

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When Life Doesn’t Cooperate

Anyone who’s lived near train tracks knows the hassle and…

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What is Supporting You?

Sandra Miller was at work when her daughter called from…

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Weak Spot

Have you ever been leaving the grocery store with a hefty…

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Traction

What does your future look like? What keeps a person stuck…

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Run Well and Finish Strong

Read For I am already being poured out like a drink…

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Perfectly Provided

A large Chicago company is one of the world’s largest…

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Not What I Signed Up For

Lee Adianez Rodríguez-Espada, a 12-year-old student from New…

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Noise Cancellation

A couple of years ago, my son Levi and I embarked on a…

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

While in college, I lived in an older home with a bunch of…

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Got Growth?

This might be a tough statement for some of us to hear:…

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Free Lunch

“For through the law I died to the law so that I might…