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The Cost: Matthew 19:27-30

The Cost: Matthew 19:27-30 “27) Then Peter said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?” 28) And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious […]

True Basis of Salvation: Matthew 19:23-26

True Basis of Salvation: Matthew 19:23-26 “23) And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24) Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich […]

The False “god” of Wealth: Matthew 19:16-22

The False “god” of Wealth: Matthew 19:16-22 “16) And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?” 17) And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to […]

Praying Over Infants and Children: Matthew 19:13-15

Praying Over Infants and Children: Matthew 19:13-15 “13) Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14) But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to […]

Locker Room Dialogue: Matthew 19:10-12

Locker Room Dialogue: Matthew 19:10-12 “10) The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” 11) But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. 12) For there are […]

The Sanctity of Marriage: Matthew 19:3-9

The Sanctity of Marriage: Matthew 19:3-9 “3) Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” 4) And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5) […]

Change of Plans: Matthew 19:1-2

Change of Plans: Matthew 19:1-2 “1) When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; 2) and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.” Matthew‬ ‭19‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭ A major geographical relocation now takes place for Jesus and His disciples. He is now […]

The King of Mercy and Compassion: Matthew 18:23-35

The King of Mercy and Compassion: Matthew 18:23-35 ““23) For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24) When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25) But since he did not […]

Keeping Score: Matthew 18:21-22

Keeping Score: Matthew 18:21-22 “21) Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22) Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬-‭22‬ ‭ Peter now […]

Intervention and Prayer: Matthew 18:18-20

Intervention and Prayer: Matthew 18:18-20 “18) Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. 19) “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it […]