How to be let in on a secret

Reading: Matthew 13:1-23 “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them” (v.11). A calloused heart is what keeps us from being let in on the secrets of the kingdom of heaven.  We hear, but never understand; we see, but never perceive.  What a miserable…

The Kingdom

Reading: Matthew 4 “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’” – Matthew 4:17 “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” – Matthew 4:23 What is the kingdom of heaven?…

Identity challenge

Reading: Matthew 4 “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” – Matthew 4:3 I am sure Satan knew who Jesus was. Right from the beginning he wanted the Christ child to be killed. But, tempter as he was (and is), he just really wanted to know how far he…