Monthly Archives: July 2012

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective People…In the Kingdom of Heaven – Matthew 5:1-12

This chapter divides perfectly into three sections, but 1 is super short and 1 is extra long, so I decided I would post them all at once and let you choose how many verses to tackle each day.  Since there … Continue reading

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Obey Right Away – Matthew 4:12-25

Obey Right Away is a common theme in our house.  We even added a final verse to “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock” that goes: So listen to God’s Word and obey every day, right away! Jesus … Continue reading

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The Test – Matthew 4:1-11

I was going to title this post Jesus v Satan or some such boxing metaphor and have a picture of one boxer getting creamed by another.  But then I realized that I could not identify at all with boxing, preparing … Continue reading

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Preparations – Matthew 3:1-17

This is another one of those chapters where I really wish I could have been there and seen it first-hand. V2 – “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  This could be translated “Clean up your act!  Prepare … Continue reading

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Searching for God…and Following When You Find Him – Matthew 2:1-23

This is one of those chapters of the Bible where I really wish there was more detail because I’d love to know the intricacies of how all this went down.  I’ll have to ask Jesus for a thorough account when … Continue reading

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Family Tree – Matthew 1:1-25

The first 4 chapters are pretty short and they each have their own theme, so I decided to include all of chapter 1 today.  Once we hit chapter 5, we’ll start taking smaller bites.  So start by reading Matthew 1:1-25 … Continue reading

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To Be Continued

I’ll start posting the passages to read each day when we get back from vacation on Monday the 23rd.  In the meantime, read the introduction/instructions, get yourself a journal that you’ll love to write in (like this one I found at … Continue reading

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Read This First

Before we begin, I need to make it absolutely, 100% clear that we must come at all of this through the lens of the Gospel.  Specifically, we must acknowledge that we are not the ones doing any of the work … Continue reading

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