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Tag: Gospels

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

Pray to the Lord of the Harvest

Read: Matthew 9:35-38 The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray . . . (v. 37) The 20th-century evangelical leader John Stott said that the world’s great

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

Two Last Miracles

Read: Matthew 9:27-34 Never was anything like this seen in Israel. (v. 33) Opening the eyes of the two blind men and loosening the tongue of the deaf-mute are the

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Healing
Rev. David Bast

A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman

Read: Matt. 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43 Little girl . . . arise. (Mark 5:41) This section of Matthew recounts two intertwined miracles. In both cases Jesus is not contaminated by contact

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

Follow Me

Read: Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus passed on from there . . . he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth. (v. 9) The only thing Matthew tells

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Healing
Rev. David Bast

The Forgiveness of Sins

Read: Matthew 9:1-8 Take heart . . . your sins are forgiven. (v. 2) Every time we recite the Apostles’ Creed we say, “I believe in . . . the

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

The In-breaking Kingdom

Read: Matthew 8:28-34 What have you to do with us, O Son of God? (v. 29) C. S. Lewis described our world as enemy-occupied territory. This story in Matthew 8

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

Stilling the Storm

Read: Matthew 8:23-27 Then he . . . rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (v. 26) With the disciples panicking and screaming for him

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

Would-Be Followers

Read: Matthew 8:18-20 I will follow you wherever you go. (v. 19) During his public ministry, Jesus attracted large crowds but few followers. So when a man came up to

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Jesus
Rev. David Bast

He Takes Our Illnesses

Read: Matthew 8:14-17 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. (v. 15) In Jesus’ society, women were second-class citizens. They were not allowed to enter the inner courtyard