Monthly Archives: June 2016

“Take Courage” In That Long-Unanswered Prayer

“And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak” (Matthew 9:20) It should be encouraging for some of us to ponder anew the circumstances of … Continue reading

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Have You Learned Compassion?

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion and not sacrifice.’” (Matthew 9:13) If Jesus told you to go and learn something, don’t you think it would be important to do so?  Here Jesus tells a group of … Continue reading

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Glorify God

“But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.” (Matthew 9:8) This verse describes the response of the people to Jesus’ raising up of the paralzyed man who was brought … Continue reading

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Which IS easier?

“Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?” (Matthew 9:5) This sentence is full of the searching wisdom of Jesus, and may not be what it appears at first blush. Which IS … Continue reading

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He Knows Your Thoughts

“And Jesus knowing their thoughts …” (Matthew 9:4) These may be some of the most intimidating and convicting words in scripture. They should serve to eliminate ANY pretense of “self-righteousness” from every one of us:  “Jesus, knowing their thoughts.”

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The Most Important Thing

“Take courage, son, your sins are forgiven.” (Matthew 9:2) Someone might not think there was anything strange about the words that Jesus spoke here — except that they were spoken to a man who was paralyzed!  Some people brought this … Continue reading

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Lord of ALL

“The men were amazed and said, ‘What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?’” (Matthew 8:27) Jesus’ disciples were just beginning to understand Who He was. Caught in their boat during a … Continue reading

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