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The Sky Kingdom and following Jesus

Matthew 7:28 – 8:1 28 And after Jesus had completed these words, the crowds were overwhelmed at his teaching, 29 because he was teaching them as someone who had the right to do so, and not like their scribes had … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom and listening to Jesus

Matthew 7:24-27 24 “Since this is true, everyone who both hears these words from me and does them will be like a prudent man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom and what the Father wants

Matthew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone who is now saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom from the sky, but only the one who is now doing what my Father who is in the sky wants. 22 On that … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom and fruit inspection

Matthew 7:15-20 15 “Be ready for false prophets, people who will come to you dressed like sheep but inwardly are destructively vicious wolves. 16 You will identify them by the fruits they produce. Are grapes harvested from thorn bushes, or … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom is the hard way

Matthew 7:12-14 12 “So ask yourself whatever you would rather that others would do for you, and determine to do that for them, because this is what the Law and the Prophets teach. 13 “Enter by the narrow gate, because … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom and persistence in prayer

Matthew 7:7-11 7 “Keep asking, and what you ask for will be given to you; keep seeking, and you will find what you are looking for; keep knocking, and the closed door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom or criticism

Matthew 7:1-6 “Do not criticize people, so that you will not be criticized by them. 2 For with the criticism you offer you will be criticized, and to the extent that you do it, it will be done to you. … Continue reading

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the easy way and heaven’s king

Matthew 7:13-29.  Jesus concludes his instructions to his disciples in his sermon on the mount with four figures of speech – all having to do with the dangers of counterfeit Christianity.   He talks about two ways of trying to … Continue reading

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others and heaven’s king

Matthew 7:1-12.  The theme that ties together the varied instructions in this section of the sermon on the mount is others.  The disciples will be tempted to look around at others and see their need for correction.  Jesus warns them … Continue reading

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defiling the Passover

1 Corinthians 5.  The Corinthians had been guilty of judging (criticizing) Paul and the others  in his band. It was as if they had pointed out a speck in the eyes of the missionaries, but had failed to notice the … Continue reading

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