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The Laborers in the Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16 Day 20 #ProfessorHorner

Just read a few commentaries on Matthew 20:1-6, a link to one of them is below. Great reminder for me to be content  and not compare what I have been given with others. The Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) … Continue reading

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“Remember, if I say yes to me, I say no to Christ. If I say no to me, I say yes to Christ”

The title of my post is a quote from “A BIBLICAL PORTRAIT OF A TRUE DISCIPLE, PART II”. A sermon from First Baptist Church, Woodstock. The sermon is about Matthew 16:24-26, which was part of the reading for my men’s group. … Continue reading

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Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? – Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30 is the bible verse of the day on BibleGateway.com today. The Message and NIV verses of these verses are posted below. What great verses to start out the day.  Found Jim Shaddix’s sermon on these verses helpful.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Light and Action

Light and action in a challenged world, desperately in need of hope. Good deeds planted like seeds, sprout and open up in a world with a Generous Heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a … Continue reading

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You’re Blessed – Matthew 5-7 (Sermon on the Mount)

This weekend, I finished reading Russell Stendal’s book “Rescue the Captors.”   A friend had recently sent me this book after reading it himself and being spiritually encouraged by it.  I now see why. Stendal; being in dangerous circumstances, learned to rely … Continue reading

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Jesus has Risen – Matthew 28:1-10 (Thankful for Angles)

Matthew 28 (verses 1-10 posted below) was part of my bible reading this morning. After reading these verses, I read a couple commentaries on verses 1-10.   I’ve posted below the one from Atone Bible Commentary as it helped me appreciate … Continue reading

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Jesus prays at Gethsemane – Matthew 26:36-46

At a new church member meeting last night, the pastor spent some time talking about the importance of prayer.  He read a piece from John Ortberg’s “If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the … Continue reading

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A Warning Against Hypocrisy – Matthew 23:1-12

These verses were a good reminder to me to give God all the credit/glory, especially when someone puts me on a pedestal for good things I’ve done. Matthew 23:1-12 (NIV) A Warning Against Hypocrisy 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his … Continue reading

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Do Not Worry, Judging others and More – Matthew 6:25-7:14

After reading the book; Marginalized by Woodrow Michael Kroll,  over the weekend, I’ve been challenged again to read through the whole bible in a year.  Kroll ended his book by saying the kindest complement he gets is when someone tells him they … Continue reading

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40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Just stumbled upon this devotional that was posted on Biblegateway.com in February of 2013, it’s day 1 of the book 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Action item for me from this devotional, journal about where Jesus is currently following … Continue reading

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