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Matthew 21:28-32 – What God Wants

Passage: Matthew 21:28-32 The Plot This passage tells a story that is quite simple–it doesn’t have a very complicated plot. A man had two sons (v. 28) The father gave an imperative to both of his sons–“Go work today in … Continue reading

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Luke 12:15-21 – Don’t Waste Your Life

Passage: Luke 12:15-21 The rapper Lecrae mentions this passage in his song with the same title; one of the most influential Christian books in my life was John Piper’s book of the same name: DON’T WASTE YOUR LIFE In this … Continue reading

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Matthew 9:18 – Faith

Passage: Matthew 9:18 (c.f. Mark 5:21-24) A synagogue official comes before Jesus in desperation because his daughter just died. What’s the big deal? This kind of thing happens every day, right? (No!) Why is it recorded in the Bible?

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Matthew 18:8-9 – Obedience to God Against Sin

Passage: Matthew 18:8-9 The heart of this passage is worship and obedience to God. The hand, foot, and eye are symbols used to represent any stumbling device in the believer’s life. Additionally, these may seem as core, essential, and very … Continue reading

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Matthew 7:13-27 – Genuine Christianity

Passage: Matthew 7:13-27 This passage is intense. To do it justice, it would have to be presented in more than one entry, and I propose at least four: Matthew 7:13-14 – Genuine Path Matthew 7:15-20 – Genuine Fruit Matthew 7:21-23 … Continue reading

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