Category Archives: Matthew 1-7

Fruit – Matthew 7:13-29

This one was a doozy.  I’ve been chewing on this chunk for several days now.  There’s a lot to think about here.  In the last bit of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us we’re either with Him or … Continue reading

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Don’t be so Judgemental Judy – Matthew 7:1-12

My ESV Bible notes that in this section Jesus moves from personal temptations to interpersonal temptations. V2 – Wow.  Depending on how judgemental you are this could be a threat or a promise.  We love to judge each other.  People … Continue reading

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Kingdom Life in the Real World – Matthew 6:19-34

My son and I drew this picture the other day as we were imagining how awesome the Kingdom of Heaven will be when Jesus comes back.  Yes, in this picture we can all float/fly, my son’s bike does have wings, … Continue reading

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Giving, Praying, and Fasting – Right Things, Wrong Reasons – Matthew 6:1-18

The word hypocrite comes from the Greek theatre where actors would wear different masks to play various roles.  Just a little trivia for you.  P.S. The Message translation of this chunk is Great.  I definitely think you should read it. … Continue reading

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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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