Browsing articles tagged with " Matthew"
Oct 12, 2011

Surely God does not hear an empty cry

Elihu knows: “Surely God does not hear an empty cry, nor does the Almighty regard it.”
He had a good student in rabbi Jesus: “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. ” (Matthew 6:7-8)

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Sep 12, 2011

Reigning Compassion

Today’s reading is Matthew 25:31-46. I preached about that under the title Reigning Compassion

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Sep 11, 2011

What’s Your Investment Personality?

Today’s reading is Matthew 25:1-30. I preached about that under the title What’s Your Investment Personality?

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Sep 10, 2011

The Compassionate Life

How can humans be commanded to love? – It’s not about affection but compassion. On today’s reading please read my sermon The Compassionate Life.

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Sep 9, 2011

You too

Jesus again used parables in talking to the people. The Kingdom of heaven is like this: God throws a big party for God’s chosen people. Well, they didn’t RSVP so God invites YOU:

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Sep 8, 2011

What does heaven look like?

Today’s Reading is Matthew 13:24-58.
Please read my sermon “What does heaven look like?” on that one.

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Sep 7, 2011

sown in the good soil

Matthew 13:1-23 introduces a collection of Jesus’ teachings known as parables. The word parable comes from a Greek term that literally means “to throw alongside.” Jesus often taught by means of parables, using images from everyday life “alongside” the lesson as a way of illustrating or clarifying his message. Today’s reading is the parable of the sower, also known as the parable of the seeds or parable of four kinds of soil. Jesus explains the meaning of the parable and why he uses this literary device.

What is your understanding of the parable of the sower? Who is the sower? Who are the seeds? How can you be like seed “sown in the good soil” and what would you need to do to keep your seed nourished? How is being like seed “sown in the good soil” related to living a life of faith?

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Sep 6, 2011

Family, Freedom, God and Country

“Jesus was still talking to the people…”
Jesus is actively speaking instead of defending values.
For more please refer to my sermon Family, Freedom, God and Country.

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Sep 5, 2011

Sabbath

Jesus is questioned about the Sabbath.
What’s your take: Why have we transformed Sunday, the resurrection day, to a day of rest. That was supposed to be Saturday, the Sabbath.

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Sep 4, 2011

Best of Jesus

Matthew 7 concludes Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. I’ve never really realized that this chapter is packed with most of Jesus’ most famous sayings…

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