Matthew


 
TEXT:
Matthew 6:5-24

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

The first three words of the text are “When you pray.” Jesus didn’t say ‘if,’ he said ‘when.’ Living people breathe, Christian people pray. (more…)

TEXT: Matthew 5:38-6:4

AN EYE FOR AN EYE

Bob, my son-in-law, calls it “the theory of escalation.” Sometimes my children play rough and as each tries to outdo the other, the games just keep getting rougher and rougher. (more…)

LESSON 3

TEXT: Matthew 5:27-37 (more…)

TEXT: Matthew 5:13-26

 

 

SALT AND LIGHT

Without salt, human life cannot be sustained. – Pliny

 

For two-thousand years, the sole effective ingredient for the preservation of the world’s societies has come through the practice of Christian principles. (more…)

LESSON 1

TEXT: Matthew 5:1-12

 

THE BEATITUDES (more…)

Last year my church asked me to put together small group study material based on the words of Jesus from the book of Matthew. For reasons beyond my control the course was interrupted and the lessons were never completed. It has been my ongoing desire to finish my part of the project and, if sufficient interest warrants it, perhaps some day publish it. The lessons were called “Red Letters from Mathew.” If the readers of this blog indicate interest in having a Bible study of this nature, I will attempt to finish the course and make it available here. Part of the introduction follows. (more…)