Archive for August 2018

Bring the Children to Jesus

Matthew 19:13-15 Ez 18:1-10,13b,30-32/Ps 51 Let the children come to me, do not prevent them; it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs. (Matthew 19:14) To choose the path of obedience, Like a little child let me be; Let me not lose this innocence, Which is a wisdom gained from Thee. […]

Divorce, the Worst Option

Matthew 19:3-12 Ez 16:1-15, 60,63 / Ps 12 What God has joined together, no human being must separate. (Matthew 19:6) God blessed you with a loving wife, Give your love to her alone, And you will have a blissful life With Jesus for your cornerstone. Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, […]

The Power of Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21—19:1 Jos 3:7-10a,11,13-17 / Psa 114 I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:22) We forget what forgiveness means When we’re offended or betrayed; Lord, remind us of our own sins, And Your mercy in times we strayed. Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive […]

The Humblest are the Greatest

Matthew 18: 1-5,10,12-14 Ez 2:8—3:4 / Psa 119 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:4) If like a child we seek God’s embrace, Empty our hearts of the sin of pride; And if we want it filled with His grace, Let Christ’s humility there reside. One […]

Paying Our Own Temple Tax

Matthew 17:22-27 Ezk 1:2-5, 24-28 / Ps 148 What is your opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax? From their subjects or from foreigners? (Matthew 17:25) Jesus went to all the trouble– A miracle to show what is right; Paying taxes in the temple, Was His example […]

A Matter of Faith

Matthew 17:14-20 Hab 1:12-2:4 / Psa 9:8-13 “O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? (Matthew 17:17) No mountain is an obstacle, No power on earth is as great, When we pray for God’s miracle With a mustard-sized seed of faith. When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus […]