Monthly Archives: May 2020

Build on the Rock!

How would the house you are living in stand up to “the big one” that earthquake experts tell us is coming? Is it built to survive extreme weather conditions? In Matthew 7 24–29 Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount … Continue reading

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Doing the Father’s Will

What does doing God’s will look like in the Christian life? Pay attention to what Jesus says in Matthew 7:21–23. Lip service is not enough. Merely saying “Lord, Lord,” is inadequate. Jesus does not hesitate to talk about judgment. The … Continue reading

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Thornbushes and Grapes

An easy way to recognize a tree is by its fruit, as Jesus reminds you in Matthew 7:15–20. Recognize a tree by its fruit. Beware of false prophets. The broad way is promoted by false teachers. False prophets are deceptive. … Continue reading

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Take the Road that Leads to Life

We tend to avoid sticking out (do you want to be the only person at the dinner who thought the dress code was casual?). In Matthew 7:13–14 Jesus calls you to be different—and there are eternal consequences to the choices … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

What is the right thing to do? In Matthew 7:12 Jesus gives you a brief standard, called the Golden Rule, which is always available for you to use. Do to others what you would have them do to you. Jesus … Continue reading

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