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Matthew 15

Here again we see Jesus breaking down the role of tradition and religion in favor of relationship with Himself.   Sometimes, you will find pastors and well meaning christians using verses like these to say there are no rules, all we have to do is follow Jesus and there is freedom in that. I agree…

Matthew 13

Sometimes when I read this verse, I just keep moving forward without much thought. Today, as I read the verse it almost stopped me in my tracks because I realized the implications of it and begun to question my heart for the Kingdom of God.   Jesus tells us the Kingdom of God is so…

Matthew 12

When we look at the life and ministry of Jesus, one thing is crystal clear to me; He came to break down the walls of religion and help us to build something based on complete relationship with Him. The pharisees are mad here because Jesus has broken their laws and they aren’t sure what they…

Matthew 11

I love this verse, I think often times we quote this verse to people going through a tough time hoping to show them that life will be much easier. However, if you read closely you will see Jesus says his yoke is easy and his burden is light. No matter which way we look at…

Matthew 10

The quote here comes as Jesus was sending his disciples out into the world to share the good news. As they are going out to do the work He was sending them to do he gives them this warning to heed as they go, “I am sending you into a world of wolves and you…

Matthew 8

The entirety of chapter 8 is filled with miracles that Jesus preformed on the people around him. From the man with leprosy to the centurion’s servant, to Peter’s mother, the power of Jesus is showcased throughout this chapter. Then in this small moment, we find Jesus on a boat with his disciples. The storms have…

Matthew 7

The hardest thing for a believer is not to hear the Word of God, or even to understand it. No, the hardest thing for a believer to do is to hearth Word of God and put it into practice. For some of us, what we have heard contrary to our fleshly nature; or it may…

Matthew 6

  This verse is so contrary to the American dream. In this life, we are taught our happiness comes from building an empire. We are taught happiness comes through a bigger checking account, more possessions, more vacations, bigger houses, a bigger title, and the list can go on and on. From these facts alone, we…

Matthew 5:14-16

I have always loved this verse, and have always thought about how amazing it is that we get to share the truth of God’s love with those around us – how He has called us to do so. The thing I just recently noticed, however, was Jesus didn’t say he would put us on the…

Matthew 4:18-20

  In each of our lives, we have had a moment like this, where the Lord is calling us to something greater. The question is, are you listening to his call? For some of us, His call is much like his call was for Simon, Peter, and Andrew; a call to a radically different life.…