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Blog Entries - Jan. 2023

January 25

January 24, 2023

Matthew 16   DISCERNING THE TIMES Jesus called the Pharisees and Sadducees hypocrites. The Greek word for hypocrite is hupokrites, a word that describes an actor, reading a script, putting on an act. They conceal

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January 24

January 23, 2023

Matthew 15:21-39   THE SYROPHOENICIAN A Gentile woman from Canaan seeks Jesus out and says, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” First, this woman asked for MERCY,

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January 23

January 22, 2023

Matthew 15:1-20   It isn’t unusual for a person who is bound up in religious pride to come against the one who has freedom in Christ. What do we do about the religiously proud? In verse 14, Jesus says, “Let them

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January 22

January 21, 2023

Matthew 14:22-36   After feeding the multitude, Jesus immediately gets the disciples in a boat and out to sea while He sends the crowds home. After the people disperse, Jesus desired to get alone to pray. We all need

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January 21

January 20, 2023

Matthew 14:1-21   John the Baptist is beheaded. He was a man of faith, a great prophet. He was a bold man who was definitely making a stir among the Jews, preparing them for a new king, a Messiah. Herod captured him,

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January 20

January 19, 2023

Matthew 13:24-58   In verse 24, Jesus tells the parable of the wheat and tares. In verse 36, we read the meaning of the parable, which is prophetic of the future. There are those who chose to live for God. There are

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