Monthly Archives: September 2011

Led Astray From the Narrow Way – Matthew 7:13-21 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 7:13-21 Many commentaries split the verses in today’s lesson into two separate teachings of Jesus: one concerns the “two ways,” and the other being the warnings regarding false prophets.  In the Old Testament there are teachings about the “two … Continue reading

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Judging Others – Matthew 7:1-12 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 7:1-12 I have always been a fan of Albert Schweitzer and his belief in the sanctity of not only human life, but all life.  He said, “Always side with life…Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”  I believe … Continue reading

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What – Me Worry? – Matthew 6:25-34 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 6:25-34 “And now we switch to reporter Robin April with a report on rising unemployment rates for birds.” “Thank you Bob… It is true, bird unemployment rates have risen to almost 100 percent. Only trained birds in shows and … Continue reading

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What A Value! – Matthew 6:19-24 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 6:19-24 A dear friend of mine once said, “People today know the cost of everything, but the value of nothing.”  While it sounds a little bit cynical, for the most part it is true.  My cell phone has an … Continue reading

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As We Forgive – Matthew 6:7-15 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 6:7-15 The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father) is used in many different ways: as a model prayer, as a prayer of preparation during the Eucharist, as a teaching tool in catechisms and in private devotional prayers, to name but a … Continue reading

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Into the Closet – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 For Christians there should always be a delicate balance between private devotional time and public, corporate worship.  No doubt you have met many marginal Christians who say things like, “I don’t need to go to church to … Continue reading

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A Word About Adultery – “Don’t” – Matthew 5:27-37 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:27-37 No one gets married with the plan to someday commit adultery.   With apologies to Lemony Snicket for using the title of his book, it is most often a “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”  Adultery is usually the culmination … Continue reading

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You’re Killing Me – Matthew 5:21-26 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:21-26 I was really disappointed to find out that the Ten Commandments are not multiple choice, even though many folk live as though they are.  Some of them are harder to keep than others, especially when we get to … Continue reading

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Take Two Tablets – Matthew 5:17-20 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:17-20 One of the great things that the law (Ten Commandments) has done for us is that it reveals the desires and designs of God. That is to say, the commandments demonstrate God’s definition of what our relationship with … Continue reading

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Let It Shine – Matthew 5:11-16 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:11-16 Two of the units with which I served in the Army were aviation units, which flew the CH-47 Chinooks.  These were both great assignments, as I love to fly, and pilots love to have a chaplain fly with … Continue reading

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