Monthly Archives: May 2021

In the Presence of Your Lord

Jesus turns the standards of the world on their head when he defines greatness in the kingdom as humbling yourself like a little child. In Matthew 18:15–20 Jesus’ commands on dealing with conflict contradict the expectations of the world. Go … Continue reading

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Children’s Church

Is church for children or for grown-ups? Whatever the advantages and disadvantages of children’s church, don’t get the impression that the important part of church is just for grown ups! In Matthew 18:1–14, Jesus not only talks about children, he … Continue reading

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Tax Exempt!

Wouldn’t you like to find a way for your income to be legitimately tax exempt? Matthew alone includes this short account (Matthew 17:24–27) of a question about a tax, Jesus’ response, and his strange instruction to Peter. The royal family … Continue reading

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Mustard Seed Faith

What are the challenges to your faith? When you pray for something and don’t get the answer you hope for, is the problem that you just don’t have enough faith? In Matthew 17:14–23 (and our focus is verse 20) Jesus … Continue reading

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His Face Like the Sun

Children, do your parents ever say, “this is really important, listen carefully,” before going on to give you some instructions? In Matthew 17:1–13 God the Father tells you, children and adults, to listen to Jesus, his beloved Son. Listen to … Continue reading

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