Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Matthew

When I Am Afraid (Part 9) Lessons Learned at Sea

In our continuing series “When I am Afraid”, we have shifted our focus to what we may learn about ourselves and the Lord in fearful times. We are doing so by observing the disciples at sea. There were multiple times the Lord took them to sea to teach them lessons that would shape and equip them to live courageously for Him in a fearful world. Today, we observe Peter walking on the water and what we may learn of ourselves through his battle between faith and doubt.

Transformed By Christ’s Compassion

MATTHEW 11:28-30 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” THEME OF THE DAY. TRANSFORMED BY CHRIST’S COMPASSION.…

Seeing People Through Jesus’ Eyes

MATTHEW 9:35-38 – And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but…

The People God Uses

MATTHEW 21:42-44 – Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “ ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And…

The Fruit Of Love And The Soil Of Humility

MATTHEW 21:5 – “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden THEME OF THE DAY. THE FRUIT OF LOVE AND THE SOIL OF HUMILITY. If I were to ask, “What is the chief virtue necessary in the Christian life?”, how would…