The Healing Savior

Matthew 8:1–13 (NKJV) 8:1 When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.... Continue Reading →

True Discipleship

Matthew 7:21–29 (NKJV) 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders... Continue Reading →

This You Must Do

Matthew 7:12–20 (NKJV) 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Jesus here states a version of the Golden Rule:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  This, according to Christ, sums up the law and prophets.  They... Continue Reading →

Don’t Do That Either

Matthew 6:19–34 (NKJV) 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart... Continue Reading →

Don’t Do That!

Matthew 6:1–18 (NKJV) 6:1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,... Continue Reading →

Loving One Another

Matthew 5:38–48 (NKJV) 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic,... Continue Reading →

Promises, Promises

Matthew 5:27–37 (NKJV) 27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and... Continue Reading →

Jesus, the Law, and Murder

Matthew 5:13–26 (NKJV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be... Continue Reading →

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