Friday, December 21, 2018

Matthew 9

When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven." v. 2

He said to the paralyzed man, "Get up, take your mat and go home."  Then the man got up and went home.  v. 6b-7

The Pharisees asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"  On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'  For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." v. 11-13

She said to herself, "If only I touch his cloak, I will be healed."  Jesus turned and saw her.  "Take heart daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." v. 21-22a

He said, "Go away.  The girl is not dead but asleep."  But they laughed at him.  After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. v. 24-25

And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke.  The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel." v. 33

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."  v. 36-38

Friday, December 14, 2018

Matthew 8

"Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
"I am willing, Be clean!" v. 2-3a

"Lord, my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly."
"Shall I come and heal him?"
"Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof."
"Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith...Go!  Let it be done just as you believed it would."  v. 6-13

He touched her hand and the fever left her...v. 15a

"You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and waves, and it was completely calm.  v. 26

"What kind of man is this?  Even the winds and the waves obey him?" v. 27

Friday, December 7, 2018

Matthew 7

"For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." v. 2

"If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!  So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." v. 11, 12

"For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." v. 13b-14

"Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit....Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."  v. 17, 20

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." v. 21

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." v. 24

When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,  v. 28