January 20 Matthew 8:14-22 (ESV) Jesus Heals Many 14 And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. 16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast … More January 20 Matthew 8:14-22
But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, … More A rare and precious faith
January 19 Matthew 8:1-13 (ESV) Jesus Cleanses a Leper 8:1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2 And behold, a leper  came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 3 And Jesus  stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And … More January 19 Matthew 8:1-13
A very sobering passage from Matthew today: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out … More J.C. Ryle: Rottenness of religion exposed
January 18 Matthew 7:15-29 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear … More January 18 Matthew 7:15-29
John Piper, in the introduction to a sermon “Ask Your Father in Heaven” on Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. When you pause to consider that God is infinitely strong and can do all that he pleases, and that … More Pause to consider the incredible privilege of prayer
January 17 Matthew 7:1-14 (ESV) Judging Others 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in … More January 17 Matthew 7:1-14
Do Not Be Anxious Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, ……. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. J.C. Ryle with some words of encouragement: He offers us a gracious promise, as a remedy against an anxious spirit. … More J.C. Ryle: Do Not Be Anxious, BUT….
January 16 Matthew 6:25-34 (ESV) Do Not Be Anxious 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the … More January 16 Matthew 6:25-34
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24 J.C. Ryle with a challenge: Singleness of purpose is one great secret of spiritual prosperity. If our eyes … More Two masters?