The Christ

Reading: Matthew 16:13-20 “But what about you?” he asked.  “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven.” (vv.15-17) And blessed…

A matter of the heart

Reading: Matthew 15:1-20 “But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’.  For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.  These are what make a man ‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ‘unclean’”…

Please collect your parcels

Reading: Matthew 9:18-34 How many of our desires are unfulfilled—only because we do not believe! If it is the best for us, if it is within God’s will and for his glory—will He not grant it? But we should believe and ask and pursue with wholehearted intent! Ruler: “My daughter has just died. But come…

Lord of all

Reading: Matthew 8:23-27 “The men were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!’” (v.27) I love that feeling of amazement—of how big the GOD we serve is. He cleanses away my sins, and he made stars and planets and comets and asteroids—the universe and beyond!…

BIG faith

Reading: Matthew 8:5-13 This is probably my favourite story of faith. The centurion asking Jesus to heal his servant, and saying ‘Oh, you don’t even have to come and see him—just say the word!’ What faith! What big, big faith! The centurion relayed an analogy by telling how he, an authority, was able to command…