Month: March 2020

Jesus tells us it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone rich to enter heaven (Matthew 19:16 – 19:30).

A man came to Jesus  and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you want eternal life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” “All of these things I have kept,” the young man answered. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away

God brings a plague of darkness upon Egypt but Pharaoh still refuses to concede to God’s will (Exodus 10:21 – 10:29).

After the devastating plague of locusts, God said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt – darkness that can be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived. Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship your god. Even your women and children may go with you. Only leave your flocks and herds behind.” But Moses said, “You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the Lord our God. Our livestock must go with us, not a hoof is to be left behind.

Jesus heals the little children despite the disciples’ attempts to turn them away (Matthew 19:13 – 19:15).

The people of Judea brought little children to Jesus to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples tried to turn them away. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he placed his hands on the little children and prayed for them, he went on from there. What the story means to us today Children are the perfect picture of a true Christian Jesus tells us the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are like children. In Matthew 18:1, Jesus explained the example that children set for Christians. Children have a kind, accepting, trusting spirit that embodies humbleness and true humility. These traits are stressed throughout the Bible

God brings a plague of locusts upon Egypt and Pharaoh agrees to let the Israelites go – but only with unacceptable conditions on their release (Exodus 10:1 – 10:20).

God said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs before them so you can tell your children and grandchildren how I performed signs and miracles and made fools of the Egyptians so they would know that I am the Lord.” So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the God of the Hebrews says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the ground so that it cannot be seen. They will devour what little you have

Jesus explains the acceptable reasons for divorce and what it truly means to be married (Matthew 19:1 – 19:12).

When Jesus had finished teaching about forgiveness, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan river. Large crowds followed him and he healed them there. Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” Jesus replied, “Haven’t your read that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that

God brings a devastating plague of hail upon Egypt to ensure the world recognizes his all-encompassing power (Exodus 9:13 – 9:35).

God told Moses, “Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews says: Let my people go so that they may worship me, or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth. For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the