Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Family of God

“And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said: ‘Behold My mother and My brothers!’” (Matthew 12:49) This passage is just one of many in the New Testament where Jesus turns the traditional values of this world upside-down.  Verse … Continue reading

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Why “Turning Over A New Leaf” Is Never Enough

“Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it … Continue reading

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The Heart of Our Evangelism Problem

“For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.” (Matthew 12:34) Jesus spoke these words to the Pharisees, who accused Him in :24 of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub. He turned the focus back on … Continue reading

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Will You Pay The Price For Unity?

“Jesus said to them, any kingdom that is divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.” (Matthew 12:25) Many churches, organizations — and even our nation — need to give heed … Continue reading

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Are You Neglecting Your Mission To The Nations?

“And in His name the Gentiles will hope.” (Matthew 12:21) The present verse is actually a quote from Isaiah 42 about the coming Messiah, and how the Gentiles (the non-Israelite nations of the world) would put their trust in Him. … Continue reading

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An Outrageous Claim

“But I say to you that something greater than the Temple is here.” (Matthew 12:6) From time to time we hear the assertion that Jesus never claimed to be God. Anyone saying such things demonstrates gross Biblical illiteracy. Passages such … Continue reading

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Compassion, Not Criticism

“But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, ‘Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.’”  (Matthew 12:2) “When (they) saw … they said …”.  Seeing, and then being critical, was a mark … Continue reading

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