Handing You The Keys

Matthew 16:13-28 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 23:1-11 The context of Jesus’ teaching about the keys of the kingdom is understanding and acknowledging who Jesus is. Just as we read in the psalm for today, God is looking for ‘any who understand’ (Psalm 14:2b),...

A Paint Job

Matthew 16:1-12 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 22 Yeast has a powerful action, in that it only takes a small amount to confer its properties to a large batch of dough. The same thing happens with a little of this teaching in the heart of a Christian. We all...

Great Faith Meets Great Action

Matthew 15:21-39 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 21:27-40 Here’s my interpretation of the Jesus’ interaction with the Canaanite woman. She is clearly desperate. Her daughter is demon possessed. She knows she has no right to ask anything of Jesus. She is not a...

The Danger of Legalism

Matthew 15:1-20 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 21:1-26 The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were the gold standard of legalists. But their descendants are many, vocal, and ever-present.The legalist claims to love the Word more than you. Typically, he takes a single...

Knowing God’s Son

Matthew 13:44-58 Read the New Testament in a Year: Acts 19:23-41 Some people are desperately searching and then find Jesus. Others, like me, almost stumble into finding him. But once you have found the treasure it is worth giving up everything else. In between the...
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