Matthew

Jesus predicts his death for the first time and commands we turn from worldly ways (Matthew 16:21 – 16:28)

After Peter suggested Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus began to explain to the disciples that he must go to Jerusalem where he would suffer many things at the hands of the elders, priests, and teachers of the law. He revealed that he must be killed and on the third day…
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Modern Day Lessons

Fallen religious leaders – when your faith is shaken by others, remind yourself who’s really in charge.

  “Satan has asked to have you, that he might sift you like wheat.” Luke 22:31 When a religious leader or anyone else you hold in high esteem falters, it is only natural to be disappointed, saddened, and hurt. But only the weak allow their faith to be shaken by…
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Matthew

Jesus is tested in the Wilderness – a fork in the road for the Messiah (Matthew 4:1 – 4:11)

Immediately after his baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting for forty days, he was hungry. The devil said, “If you are the son of God, turn these stones into bread.” Jesus countered, “The Bible tells us, a person cannot live on…
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