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    365 Bible Reading

    April 25 – Matthew 15

    LOOK:  Jesus is being confronted by the religious lost again.  They were unhappy that the disciples would eat without ceremonially washing their bowls, cups and hands (religious tradition).  Jesus turns and accuses the Pharisees of breaking the law of God by not caring for their parents.  Jesus later explains to His disciples that religious tradition is man’s version of righteousness.  He challenged them to consider what was coming out of their lives as a sign of real righteousness.  Jesus has a conversation with a Canaanite woman and healed her daughter even though she was not Jewish because of her faith.  The chapter ends with the feeding of the four thousand, another example of Jesus’ power and authority.

    LISTEN:  I really like Jesus’ teaching about what really defiles a person.  We can be so caught up with doing our religious duties while our lives our lacking true righteousness.  God wants us to live our lives from the inside out…He wants us to be transformed on the inside so that the result will be a life producing the fruit of righteousness.

    LEARN:  What’s happening on the inside of you?  Are the things in your heart and mind pure before God?  You will eventually act out what you are really like on the inside.  You can only put on a religious front for so long.  Is it real in you?

     
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    April 24 – Matthew 14

    LOOK:  This passage is divided into three parts: 1) John the Baptist is beheaded – Herod hated John for his message about Jesus and how he confronted Herod’s sin.  2) Jesus feeds the five thousand – I like to point out that Jesus was showing compassion for the crowd but He was also teaching His disciples.  3) Jesus walks on water and then mentors Peter who asks Jesus if he could join Him on the water. 

    LISTEN:  Much of the book of Matthew is written to prove Jesus’ power and authority to a Jewish audience.  However, we can learn from these writings and apply appropriate principles.

    LEARN:  Are you willing to confront in love (like John the Baptist) even if it costs you something?  Are you serving Jesus with the right motives and endurance like Jesus challenged His disciples?  Do you have the faith and desire of Peter to get out of the boat and follow Jesus with a growing faith?

     
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    April 23 – Matthew 13

    LOOK:  In this passage we hear several parables.  Parables are often referred to as, “earthly stories with a heavenly meaning”.  Jesus taught in parables for the benefit of His true followers.  Notice that Jesus would speak a parable to the multitudes and explain it to those followers who would listen. 

    LISTEN:  Read the parables in this passage and listen to the explanation that Jesus provides.

    LEARN:  Questions we should ask:  1) What have I done with the Gospel of Jesus that I have heard?  2) Am I the wheat or the weeds that Jesus referenced? 3) Am I on guard from the attacks of Satan on the truth? 4) Is God’s future kingdom worth more than anything in this life to me?  5) Jesus says that the righteous and wicked will be separated at the end of this age…Am I part of the group of righteous?

     
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    Don’t Give In Just To Fit In (4-22-2018)

    Published on April 22, 2018 by in Podcast
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    Pastor Shane Stec begins the 6-week God the Sustainer series, teaching from Daniel 1 and challenging us not to compromise our faith or convictions to fit in to the culture around us.

     
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    April 21 – Matthew 12

    LOOK:  This passage shows the continual attack of the Pharisees against Jesus.  They attack Him about disobeying the Sabbath and Jesus responds that He is Lord of the Sabbath not a servant of it.  Jesus heals people on the Sabbath and casts out demons but the Pharisees claim that He is actually Satan not the Son of God.  Jesus explains how that would be impossible and makes a clear claim that He was the Son of God.

    LISTEN:  The religious lost did not accept Jesus for who He was.  They not only tried to diminish Him in front of the people, they plotted to kill Him…and eventually put a plan into effect.

    LEARN:  Make no mistake…Jesus is God’s Son and He accomplished His mission!  He became sin for us and suffered the consequences of our rebellion.  He is coming back…be ready!

     
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