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Salvation is offered equally to all

Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 Note that in the previous passages (Matthew 19:16-30), the subject was about salvation, following the Lord, and eternal rewards. In this succeeding passage, the kingdom of heaven is likened to a landowner seeking for people to work in his vineyard. We know the story–workers were found early in the morning who agreed…

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Attitude check

Reading: Matthew 19:8-12 When the disciples heard from Jesus that divorce was never in God’s original design, and that it stands to this day, they responded that it is better then not to marry. This got me thinking–why did they say that? Presented with no option to divorce, they would rather not be married at…

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Children and our role

Reading: Matthew 18:1-8 “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.  But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the…

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The parable of the net

Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be…

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Reading: Matthew 13:31-32 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and…