Category Archives: Reflections

Your Sins Are Forgiven!

What is your most basic need? Food? Shelter? Someone to care for you? The paralyzed man in Matthew 9:1–8 might have spoken of the ability to move, to walk. But after his encounter with Jesus he would have told you … Continue reading

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Kingdoms in Conflict

I saw a picture of an allegedly Russian submarine passing through the Bosporus, possibly in violation of an international treaty. Recent events in Asia have raised international tensions, and some may be testing the US, which has certainly projected its … Continue reading

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Even the Wind and the Waves Obey Him!

Perhaps, given all that fills the news cycles, it seems that your life is caught up in a perfect storm. While you can be comforted by what you read in Matthew 8:23–27, the purpose of the Apostle in writing is … Continue reading

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“Follow Me!”

How would you respond to a volunteer eager to be part of the church? Look at Jesus’ response to would-be followers in Matthew 8:18–22. Why do you want to follow Jesus? Motives for following Jesus vary. Large crowds followed Jesus, … Continue reading

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He Took Up Our Infirmities

What kind of healing would you have sought from Jesus if you had lived while he walked the earth?Look at Matthew 8:1–17 before you answer. Trust your compassionate Lord. Recognize the compassion of Jesus. Jesus’ compassion is seen in his … Continue reading

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