Monthly Archives: May 2019

WE WANT TO SEE!

Matthew – God’s Purposes   The closing event of Matthew 20 is the healing of Bartimaeus and his friend, both of whom were blind (see Mark 10:46–52). Here Jesus put into practice what He had just taught the disciples. He … Continue reading

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BUT AMONG YOU IT WILL BE DIFFERENT…

Matthew – God’s Purposes   We are such easily distracted humans, especially when we are pulled away from God’s purpose for us to selfish ambitions and natural desires to be great. It makes sense that Jesus would pause and remind … Continue reading

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LINE UP!

Matthew – God’s Purposes   Nothing I would do as a teacher would get a bigger gut groan from students than when I would turn their line around for lunch or recess! My purpose was to stop the running to … Continue reading

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“DO I JUST HAVE TO BE GOOD TO GET TO HEAVEN?”

Matthew – God’s Purposes   I was busy collecting all i needed to teach Sunday School that cold, snowy morning in January in Oklahoma where Randy was pastor of the church where we grew up. I looked up as Ashley … Continue reading

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JESUS STOPS

Matthew – God’s Purposes   Randy and I are in the last few weeks of working at Santa Cruz Children’s Learning Center with all kinds of children, younger and older, all precious humans created by God for His glory, honor … Continue reading

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NOT WHAT GOD INTENDED…

Matthew – God’s Purposes   Marriage is a bond between two people, male and female. If the male and female seek God first, then their marriage is blessed by God. Will there be disagreements and trials in this relationship? Absolutely, … Continue reading

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FORGIVENESS IS MERCY MULTIPLIED

Matthew – God’s Purposes   Peter’s question, “How often should I forgive?”, is so relevant today. Jesus responds with a clear answer and backs it up with another side story to nail the forgiveness and mercy point to our hearts. … Continue reading

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WE’RE ON THE SAME TEAM!

Matthew – God’s Purposes   An unbeliever married into a family of believers who attended our home church years ago. We were friends with this couple and went out to dinner or attended sporting events together often. After a while, … Continue reading

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THE ONE GOES AFTER THE ONE

Matthew – God’s Purposes   I seriously believe that I am a devoted child of God because Jesus won’t let me go far from His sight. It is not because of anything I have done or anything I deserve. It … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE GREATEST?!

Matthew – God’s Purposes   A little boy was in his backyard playing baseball with only a bat and a ball. He was up to bat. He was all alone but he could hear the crowd yelling, “hit a homer”, … Continue reading

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