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Matthew 13:24-52 Message

Matthew 13:24-52 Message

“THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE…” (Kingdom Parables, Part 2) Matthew 13:24-52, Key Verse: 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Last week we began to study Jesus’ ministry of parables with the parable of the sower. It showed us that the kingdom of heaven is planted in our hearts through the…

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Matthew 13:1-23 Message

Matthew 13:1-23 Message

UNDERSTAND WITH HEART, TAKE ROOT AND OVERCOME (Kingdom Parables, Part 1) Matthew 13:1-23, Key Verse: 23 “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” In the last passage, Matthew 12:22-50, Jesus defended his work and gave the Pharisees warnings when they did not gather with him. Yet he also encouraged them to make…

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Matthew 12:22-50 Message

Matthew 12:22-50 Message

WHOEVER IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME Matthew 12:22-50, Key Verse: 12:30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” In the last passage, Jesus declared that he is the Lord of Sabbath. He tried to teach the Pharisees that God desires mercy, not sacrifice, but they rejected Jesus and plotted to kill him. Then Jesus withdrew from that place but continued to heal people. Matthew, the author, saw this Jesus…

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Matthew 12:1-21 Message

Matthew 12:1-21 Message

“HERE IS MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN” Matthew 12:1-21 (K. V.: 12:18) “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.” Happy Belated New Year! Thank God for showing us many possibilities in this 2019, not to mention all the good things He had done in 2018! Some people had an eventful first couple of weeks already….

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Philippians 3:1-14 Message

Philippians 3:1-14 Message

I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST Philippians 3:1-14, Key verse 3:10 According to scriptures, on his second journey to bring the gospel to the gentile world, the apostle Paul helped start a church in the city of Philippi (a colony of retired Roman soldiers). Thereafter, the Philippians became Paul’s friends and supporters for the rest of his life. When they heard that he was in Rome as a prisoner, they collected money to assist him and sent it with one of…

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1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16 Message

1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16 Message

Christ Crucified 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16 (Read 1:10-2:16) Key Verse: 2:2 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” Happy New Year (again)! Today we are looking at a passage that can continue to help us set our direction and priorities for the year 2019. We see Paul writing to the church at Corinth about what was really the essential core of his ministry. To Paul, the power in the gospel message…

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Isaiah 40:1-11 Message

Isaiah 40:1-11 Message

GOOD NEWS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE Isaiah 40:1-11, Key Verse: 40:5 “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Merry Christmas! Why is this passage from the book of Isaiah an appropriate passage for Christmastime? It’s because Christmas is about the start of the gospel era, the beginning of the time of salvation through the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, and this passage…

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Acts 26:1-32 Message

Acts 26:1-32 Message

THE TRUE DEMONSTRATION OF THANKSGIVING Acts 26:1-32, Key verse 29 “Paul replied, ‘Short time or long- I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” According to the scriptures, the books of Luke and Acts are two volumes of a single work written by Luke himself. Together they tell the story of how God first invited the people of Israel, and then all nations,…

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Matthew 10:16-42 Message

Matthew 10:16-42 Message

WHOEVER ACKNOWLEDGES ME… Matthew 10:16-42, Key Verse: 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” In last week’s message we could see through Jesus’ eyes how the world is full of people who are harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. But Jesus also saw the crowds with hope for a great spiritual harvest. Either way, the most urgent need was for harvest workers. Jesus gave 12 of his disciples an early promotion…

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Matthew 9:35-10:15 Message

Matthew 9:35-10:15 Message

THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL Matthew 9:35-10:15, Key verse 9:37-38 “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” From the time Jesus started his messianic ministry until now, Jesus has taught, preached and healed. Today’s passage is the conclusion of the first part of Jesus’ earthly messianic ministry. In his compassion, he concluded that people are like a lost…

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