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Matthew 5:37

Matthew 5:37

Matthew 5:37 – All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. In this study, using the context of oaths as a starting point, we will look at Matthew 5:37 and look into the importance of our spoken words. Continue reading

Matthew 15:27

Matthew 15:27

Matthew 15:27 – “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” In this study, we will examine the astounding faith of this Canaanite woman, and at the same time, consider why Jesus was so strict with her initially. Continue reading

Matthew 5:48

Matthew 5:48

Matthew 5:48 – Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. In this study we will examine what is perfection in the mould of our heavenly Father. In this study, we will examine the perfection that belongs to God, and the perfection that we strive for when we imitate God. Continue reading

Matthew 7:3

Matthew 7:3

Matthew 7:3 – Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? In this study, we will examine the circumstances behind this verse that led to Jesus preaching it as a teaching. Continue reading

Matthew 22:37

Matthew 22:37

Matthew 22:37 – Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ In this study, we will examine the implications of the great commandment by analyzing each of the sections that makes us who we are. Our hearts, our souls and our minds. Continue reading

Matthew 6:26

Matthew 6:26

Matthew 6:26 – Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? In this study we will examine the birds of the air and how they are relevant to the topic of worrying. Continue reading

Matthew 1:5

Matthew 1:5

Matthew 1:5 – Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse. Genealogical verses often seem nothing more than just a bunch of names, but in this study we will examine why this verse has significance. Continue reading

Matthew 11:28

Matthew 11:28

Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. In this study we will briefly examine the overarching concept of gaining rest through Christ Jesus our Lord, with some emphasis on the word ‘come’. Continue reading

Matthew 14:31

Matthew 14:31

Matthew 14:31- Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” The event of Jesus walking on water would have been but yet another of Jesus’ supernatural acts had not for Peter’s part in it. In this study we will discuss faith closely with doubt in close reference to the context of Peter. Continue reading

Matthew 6:27

Matthew 6:27

Matthew 6:27 – Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Why do we worry? Can we change things by worrying? Can we feel better from worrying? No, probably not. Jesus tells us not to worry, because we have the Lord. Continue reading