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The Two Sons

The Two Sons 28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ Matthew 21:28 Jesus could take a mundane aspect of life and create a huge lesson from it. Here’s a simple story about a father and his two sons. […]

The Fig Tree

The Fig Tree 18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away. Matthew 21:18-19 I love figs. […]

iCleansing the Temple

iCleansing the Temple 12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. Matthew 21:12 This is not the usual image that we think of with Jesus. We usually see him […]

The Triumphal Entry

The Triumphal Entry Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness 21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Matthew 18:21 How many times do we arrogantly go to God saying or doing something we think is above and beyond? Peter thought he was being an ultimate human being by […]

Not One Lost

Not One Lost 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:10 At the end of the parable of the lost sheep we have this verse. God’s will is that not even one human should be lost. Unfortunately we know that […]

Your Angel

Your Angel 10 “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10 There are verses in the Bible that seem simple yet say so much. This is one of those verses. On […]

Temple Tax

Temple Tax 24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?” Matthew 17:24 There are a few stories in the Bible that are rarely used. Others are almost always told as a children’s story. This is one of those stories. The temple tax collectors […]

Opposites

Opposites 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 16:24-25 We serve such an interesting God. He seems to relish […]

Who Am I

Who Am I 13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” Matthew 16:13 What an interesting question and one that is vital today in our day. As Christians, and especially as Adventists, we have a need to preach Jesus […]