March 1 Matthew 21:23-32 (ESV) The Authority of Jesus Challenged 23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you … More March 1 Matthew 21:23-32
J.C. Ryle, at Grace Gems: Is not every fruitless professor of Christianity in dreadful danger of becoming a withered fig-tree? There can be no doubt of it. So long as a man is content with the leaves of religion–with a name to live while he is dead, and a form of godliness without the power–so long his soul … More Beware fruitless leaves of religion
February 25 Matthew 21:12-22 (ESV) Jesus Cleanses the Temple 12 And Jesus entered the temple  and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but … More February 25 Matthew 21:12-22
In today’s passage from Matthew 21, we read about Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, which was a fulfillment of prophecy. ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the … More He still rides a donkey and not yet a white war-horse with a rod of iron.
February 24 Matthew 21:1-11 (ESV) The Triumphal Entry 21:1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them,“Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring … More February 24 Matthew 21:1-11
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him. He said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in … More Grow in faith and knowledge
February 23 Matthew 20:17-34 (ESV) Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, … More February 23 Matthew 20:17-34
Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of … More Both saved by grace alone and owe all to Christ
February 22 Matthew 20:1-16 (ESV) Laborers in the Vineyard 20:1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius  a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he … More February 22 Matthew 20:1-16
Matthew 19:23-26 “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, … More Impossible. HIM-possible.