Matthew Devotional Readings

An Economy of Grace

May 20, 2016

Read Matthew 20:1-16

      The comedian Steve Martin once quipped, “All I’ve ever wanted was an honest week’s wage for an honest day’s work.”...

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You Cannot Serve God and Money

May 19, 2016

Read Matthew 19:16-30

      The title for today is from the Sermon on the Mount, thirteen chapters previous to today’s passage.  But this passage is a...

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Sexual Ethics, Then and Now

May 18, 2016

Read Matthew 19:1-15

      The opponents of Jesus thought they could damage his reputation by getting him to take an unpopular position on the sexual ethics of the day....

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People of the Everlasting Father's Forgiving Heart

May 17, 2016

Read Matthew 18:15-35

      The rabbinic tradition was “If a man commits a transgression, the first, second and third time he is forgiven, the fourth time he is not...

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The Kingdom in which Insignificance Is a Big Deal

May 16, 2016

Read Matthew 18:1-14

      The disciples were trying to get Jesus to settle their longstanding argument – which of them would be the greatest in God’s Kingdom?...

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