Tag: Jesus

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The Way of Salvation

Read: Matthew 5:1-3; 7:12-14 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (v. 3) The Sermon on the Mount is not the way of salvation.

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The Message of Jesus

Read: Matthew 4:12-17 Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (v. 17) This might surprise you, but Jesus wasn’t a Christian. A Christian is one who has been

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Jesus’ Public Ministry

Read: Matthew 4:23-25 And he went throughout all Galilee . . . (v. 23) Matthew 4 and Matthew 9 contain two almost identical passages (compare 4:23-25 and 9:35). Between these


The Final Word

Read: Joshua 23:14-16 Not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised. (v. 14) As Joshua neared the end of life, he offered


The Main Event

Read: Acts 24:1-21 Other than this one thing that I cried out. (v. 21) Paul’s accusers called him a plague, a rioter, a cult ringleader, and a profaner of the


Seeing Is Believing

Read: John 9:1-25 One thing I do know. (v. 25) Amid the whirlwind of questions, assumptions, and accusations, a man born blind received his sight. People in the text fixated


Live without a Rearview Mirror

Read: Philippians 3:12-21 One thing I do. (v. 13) The first time I drove a box truck, I asked my boss why there was no rearview mirror. He laughed, “Because


An Incomplete Life

Read: Mark 10:17-22 You lack one thing. (v. 21) The rich young man reminds me of myself in too many college classes when I would ask, “Professor, is this going


What Martha Missed

Read: Luke 10:38-42 One thing is necessary. (v. 42) “If you’ve come to see the house, come another time. If you want to visit Mom, make yourself at home.” That’s

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