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Knowing Your Own Heart: The Freedom of Self-Examination

Guests, Sam Paschell   |   October 23,2018   |   New Testament, Matthew   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus calls his disciples to be the kind of people who develop an awareness of sin in their own hearts in order to be of greater service to others in the gospel. The practice of self-examination is grounded in gospel freedom and is done for the sake of neighbor love.

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Fasting or Feasting?

In Matthew 9:14-17, Jesus teaches that fasting, although fitting under the old covenant, is not to be an ordinary practice of new covenant believers due to their joy in the fellowship of Christ.

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Christmas in March

 In Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew narrates the angelic announcement and command to Joseph regarding the divine birth and redemptive names of Jesus.

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John’s Baptism of Jesus

In Matthew 3:1-17, John the Baptist comes as the last of the Old Covenant prophets, preparing for the coming judgment day by calling for repentance demonstrated through baptism. Jesus comes to be baptized as part of his submission to and fulfillment of the Law and the prophets.

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The Leper as Witness: What the Law Could Not Do

Jesus in his healing of the leper exposes Jewish distortions of the law as he also fulfills the law. But more importantly, he reveals who he is and his mission to save as does what the law was powerless to do.

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The Gospel in the Gospels: Matt 28:20

Jesus assures his disciples on the verge of their worldwide ministry as he is about to depart of his constant presence with his people throughout this age.

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Trees and Their Fruit

Examining Matthew 7 in the light of its immediate context, we find that Jesus is contrasting the faithful teaching he brings with the false shepherds of Israel.

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Praying in the Presence of God

Guests, Lloyd Kim   |   October 29,2015   |   New Testament, Matthew   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

How do we guard our hearts from hypocrisy in ministry?

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Matthew 6:25-34

Guests, Tom Morrison   |   November 30,2010   |   New Testament, Matthew   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

The teaching of Jesus on the proper relationship of disciples to worldly possessions in light of the Kingdom of God.

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