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Matthew 11:6

March 30, 2020 – Monday Matthew 11:6  NIV 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of Me. Matthew 11:6  NKJV 6 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.  Comments The verse above is the last sentence from Jesus to two disciples of John the Baptist who wanted to know if He was the One to come or should they be expecting someone else? A truly odd question as John was the one who baptized Jesus…
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Matthew 11:7-10

March 31, 2020 – Tuesday Matthew 11:7-10  NIV 7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind?  8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces.  9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a…
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Matthew 10:26-31

March 27, 2020 – Friday Matthew 10:26-31  NIV 26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.  27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.  28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul…
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Matthew 24:9

March 20, 2020 – Friday Matthew 24:9  NIV 9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. Comments Why would Jesus say such a thing? Well, let’s look at this chapter as a whole for context. The NIV gives it the title of The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times. An apt title as in the first two verses we have Jesus left…
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MTTHEW 23:33-36

March 19, 2020 – Thursday Matthew 23:33-36  ESV 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?  34 Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the…
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Matthew 13:18-23

March 16, 2020 – Monday Matthew 13:18-23  NIV 18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:  19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.  20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  21 But since they have no root, they last…
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Matthew 10:21-23

March 13, 2020 – Friday Matthew 10:21-23 NRSV 21 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22 and you will be hated by all because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the…
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Matthew 5:43-47

March 12, 2020 – Thursday Matthew 5:43-47  NIV 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor  and hate your enemy.’  44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are…
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Matthew 5:10-12

March 11, 2020 – Wednesday Matthew 5:10-12   NIV 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Comments As we move into the New Testament today we will…
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Matthew 5:10-12

February 18, 2020 – Tuesday AGAIN: Matthew 5:10-12  NIV 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.  12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Comments Monday I wrote about how I ended up choosing…
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Matthew 5:10-12

February 17, 2020 – Monday Matthew 5:10-12  NIV 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.  12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Comments This morning, over breakfast, my bride of almost 49 years…
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Mark 2:1-4

February 12, 2020 – Wednesday Mark 2:1-4  NIV 1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.  2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.  3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.  4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in…