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Matthew Ch. 16  Don’t be clueless: Jesus won’t do all of your thinking for you.

v.1-4  Discern God’s presence with us, and adjust your life and faith accordingly.

v.5-12  Don’t let false doctrine—it’s like leaven—corrupt your understanding of truth.
Other Application: Remember that God sometimes uses figurative language to instruct us, and look for the spiritual significance of what He is saying. ...

 

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Matthew Ch. 13  Sow the seed (the word) and the influence of the kingdom of heaven into the hearts of those around you.

While you sow, it will help you to know these things:
v.1-9 When the word of God is sown into different hearts, it will reap different responses, depending on the state of the heart.
v.10-17 Some will shut their eyes to the light of the truth, and harden their hearts against its reception.
v.18-23 The word of God that is sown into a well-prepared heart will bear fruit, but the word that is sown into an ill-prepared heart, is at risk ...

 

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Matthew Ch. 10  Be entrusted by Jesus with a stewardship of His power, and endure the persecution that comes with it.

Be entrusted with a stewardship:

v.1  Those who learn from Jesus, are sent out with power to do God’s work among men.

v.2-4  Jesus knows each of His disciples and apostles by name and character.

v.5-8a  Go where God (Jesus) sends you, preach what He tells you, and work as He directs you. ...

 

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The End Times

The news of world events can be scary. It’s full of “wars and rumors of wars” (Matt 24:6 NKJV) and other occurrences that will one day signal “the end of the age” (Matt 24:3 NKJV)—a time of great tribulation for many people. What are the signs of the “end,” what will happen when it comes, and what are we supposed to be doing in the meantime? Matthew Chapter 24 tells us. ...

 

 

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Matthew Ch. 14  Be strong in faith: apply the truth to the situation at hand, and act on it.

v.1-12  Don’t stop short of faith: repent when you have sinned, and set things right.
v.13-21  Do the impossible: use the resources that Jesus makes available to you, to complete the assignment that He has given you. ...

 

 

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Matthew Chapter 12

The book of Matthew has some of my favorite application. Chapter 12 helps us to understand Jesus’ ministry to us today.

Matthew Ch.12  Don’t be blind to, or bound from, the greatness of Jesus’ ministry.
                                             (blinded by legalism or Satan)
                                                                 (bound by Satan, evil, refusing the truth, or lack of repentance)

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v.1-13    Don’t be so legalistic, that you can’t be directed by Jesus to do good,
                    to be kind and helpful, to heal, to rescue, and to restore as whole.

v.14-21  Jesus’ ministry is greater than ...

 

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