Matthew Devotional Readings

Who Are "The Least of These"?

June 7, 2016

Read Matthew 25:31-46

      Two very different interpretations of “the least of these my brothers” (25:40) have gained wide acceptance.  One identifies...

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Use It or Lose It

June 6, 2016

Read Matthew 25:14-30

     The “it” in 25:14 is “the kingdom of heaven” as in 25:1.  The kingdom of heaven “will be like a man going on a...

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. . . As Illustrated in the Parable of the Ten Virgins

June 4, 2016

Read Matthew 25:1-13

      The scene is an ancient wedding feast, an elaborate celebration which would take place at the groom’s house.  The parable turns on the...

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The Only Safe Strategy Is to Be Ready All the Time . . .

June 3, 2016

Read Matthew 24:29-51

      Jesus has told us much about the end-times, but warns against the kind of “date-setting” for the return of Christ that many...

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Antichrist and Christ

June 2, 2016

Read Matthew 24:15-28

      The first biblical foreshadowing of the coming antichrist came in 168 B.C. in the person of Antiochus Epiphanes (“God manifest”)...

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