Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – February 7th, 2018 – Matthew 13:  Without a Parable Spake He Not Unto Them

  Today: [Matthew 13] Without a Parable Spake He Not Unto Them: In chapter 13 of Matthew we find that Jesus speaks exclusively in parables, choosing purposefully to express His truths in elusive ways, in order to exclude the casual and those with only passing interest in His works. Yet for those who have made deeper commitments, the parables hold great treasure and understanding that we will touch on in our study. [Mat 13:1-58 KJV] 1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 6th, 2018 – Matthew 12:  Jesus Disciples Break the Rules!

Source: Today: [Matthew 12] Jesus Disciples Break the Rules! In chapter 12 of Matthew Jesus enters into a prolonged controversy with the Pharisees because they do not approve of the lax behavior of His followers regarding the Sabbath. Because Jesus is not stringent in His interpretation of the law, in this chapter the plan of His enemies to have Him put to death is hatched. What about your situation? Are you pandering to the religious crowd, so you don’t incur their ire or criticism? We can learn from the example of Jesus in this chapter, to obey God first … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 5th, 2018 – Matthew 11:  Did John the Baptist Miss Out on God?

Source: Today: [Matthew 11] Did John the Baptist Miss Out on God? In chapter 11 of the gospel of Matthew we find Jesus confronted by John the Baptist. John, from prison sends two disciples with a veiled threat to take back John’s endorsement of Jesus’ ministry. Did John miss God? Are we in danger of missing God ourselves when we deviate from our call as John did from his? [Mat 11:1-30 KJV] 1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 2nd, 2018 – Matthew 10:  The Warfare of Our Calling

Source: Today: [Matthew 10] The Warfare of Our Calling: In Matthew 10 Jesus sends out the 12 to preach among the Jews. They are warned that their families will resist them, and that the way will not always be smooth. Nonetheless they are to go, ministering without discrimination among their kinsmen with power to heal every disease and sickness, and to cast out devils. In this early commissioning we find many lessons for those of us that seek to fulfill their calling today. [Mat 10:1-42 KJV] 1 And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 31st, 2018 – Matthew 08:  How Jesus Performed Miracles

Source: Today: [Matthew 8] How Jesus Performed Miracles: In chapter 8 of Matthew we have several accounts of Jesus performing miracles. How He goes about cleansing a leper, or healing a distant sick person is VERY DIFFERENT than how these things are attempted today. Perhaps if we pay attention to how Jesus successfully healed we will gain an understanding as to why so few are healed today. [Mat 8:1-34 KJV] 1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 30th, 2018 – Matthew 07:  Sermon on the Mount, Conclusion

Source: Today: [Matthew 7] Sermon on the Mount, Conclusion: In chapter 7 of Matthew Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, getting very personal with us, demanding us to look at ourselves with a much deeper scrutiny than we might find comfortable. The promise however, is in so doing we will discover the flaws and fault lines in the foundation of our lives that will destroy us if they go undealt with. [Mat 7:1-29 KJV] 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 29th, 2018 – Matthew 06:  The Sermon on the Mount, Continued

Source: Today: [Matthew 6] The Sermon on the Mount, Continued: In chapter 6 of Matthew Jesus continues the first of five great discourses in Matthew’s gospel. In this portion of His teaching, Jesus covers many subjects that have been completely misconstrued by religious mentalities by which multitudes have been brought under bondage and legalism through other twisting the words of Jesus that were meant to liberate and free us. [Mat 6:1-34 KJV] 1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 26th, 2018 – Matthew 5:  The Sermon on the Mount

Source: Today: [Matthew 5] The Sermon on the Mount: In Matt. 5 we find the first recorded teaching of Jesus in the first gospel written by Matthew. In His remarks Jesus speaks about divorce, swearing of oaths, and how his disciples should conduct themselves in court proceedings. It is a teaching emphasizing humility and the benefits and blessings that come upon the person who chooses to go low in times of challenge and temptation rather than living a life filled with hatred and resentment. Just what is the kingdom of heaven? How do we inherit it? These questions are … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 25th, 2018 – Matthew 04:   Jesus is Tempted of the Devil

Source: Today: [Matthew 4] Jesus is Tempted of the Devil. Have you been tempted as Jesus was tempted of Satan? Jesus is tempted in ch. 4 of Matthew to prove who He was by some outward sign. Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been asked because of your faith “who do you think you are?” We can learn from the account of Jesus’ temptation how to deal with the same situation in our lives. The end result for Jesus was the commencement of His ministry. Are you wondering when your ministry is going to start? This … (click link or title to continue)