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7.12 Peter Confess Christ

Thursday April 28, 2022 Text: Matthew 16:13-23 Passages: Matthew 16:13-23

Jesus asks His disciples two very direct questions: “Who do people say I am?” and “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:13, 15). Peter’s bold confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (v. 16), prompts Jesus to commend his words and proclaim this truth as the rock upon which the

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7.11 – Jesus Walks On Water

Friday April 22, 2022 Text: Matthew 14:22-33 Passages: Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus sends His disciples before Him in the boat while He goes to pray. Late in the night, Jesus appears to them, walking on the water. Thinking they see a ghost, the disciples first react in fear until Jesus identifies Himself to them. Peter, seeking further proof, asks to come to Jesus on the water.

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Lord, Is It I?

Thursday April 14, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:20-22 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:20-22

Is it I who betrayed the Lord?

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7.10 The Call of Matthew

Friday April 8, 2022 Text: Matthew 9:9-13 Passages: Matthew 9:9-13

Jesus encounters Matthew sitting at his tax booth. He tells Matthew to follow Him, and Matthew responds immediately, inviting Jesus to his home. There, Jesus and His disciples dine with other tax collectors and sinners despite the criticism of the Pharisees. When Jesus hears their comments, He reminds them that only those who recognize the

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What Then Shall I Do With Jesus?

Wednesday April 6, 2022 Text: Matthew 27:21-23 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 27:21-23

Pilate tries so hard to put Jesus aside, to make no decision about him. He tires to let him go.  He sends him to Herod. He gives them the choice of Barabbas or Jesus thinking they will surely pick Barabbas.  He scourges him. He washes his hands pretending it is not his guilt.  Yet no

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How Then Could the Scriptures Be Fulfilled

Wednesday March 16, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:51-56 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:51-56

Jesus disciples are confused, at least Peter is. In that confusion they react. They react quickly, decisively. They react to protect Jesus, at least Peter does. But that reaction is contrary to the Father’s will. That reaction is not in accordance with God’s kingdom. That reaction is sinful. Peter allows his fear to take control

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Friend, Why Have You Come?

Wednesday March 9, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:47-50 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:47-50

There is a rather important distinction here in the Greek which is completely lost in the English translation. When Jesus calls Judas “friend” He uses the word, “aetaire.” It doesn’t really mean “friend” its more like that person who sits next to me at work but whom I never speak to and is a little

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Could you not watch with me one hour?

Wednesday March 2, 2022 Text: Matthew 26:37-46 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:37-46

“Can you not watch and pray with me for one hour?” I think most of us would have to answer, “No. I can’t watch and pray for one hour.” We have trouble watching and praying for five minutes, much less an hour. When we were in Sem I remember hearing Martin Luther’s advice for preaching.

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7.05 Jesus Baptism

Tuesday February 22, 2022 Text: John 1:29-34; Matthew 3:1-17 Passages: John 1:29-34; Matthew 3:1-17

John the Baptist lives in the wilderness, dressed in camel’s hair and eating locusts and honey. John’s message of repentance and preparation draws people to the banks of the Jordan, where they receive Baptism. As the prophet sent to point out the Messiah, John declares, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29), as Jesus approaches.

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Sorrow Not

Wednesday December 8, 2021 Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 2:1-12

NKJ Proverbs 29:4 The king establishes the land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it. When the true king reigns, the people rejoice. It seems like for the past 15 years the news is constantly talking about refuges. Libya, Sudan, Syria, south America, eastern Europe, half the world is trying to get away

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