Teachings

Morning Light – February 16th, 2017 – Matthew 20:  Do You Know What Your Calling Is?

Source: http://ift.tt/2sBCTU2 Today: [Matthew 20] Do You Know What Your Calling Is? In chapter 20 of Matthew Jesus again returns to teaching parables to His disciples. In so doing He confronts them once again with the inappropriateness of their bickering about who will be the greatest among them. While this contention rages among them constantly, Jesus speaks of His impending death, and the need for them to refuse to be idle in the work of His kingdom, and to always choose to serve one another rather than contending for some imagined honor of being the disciple with the greatest authority … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light -February 15th, 2017 -Matthew 19:  Is Divorce the Unpardonable Sin?

Source: http://ift.tt/2o7zN4P Today: [Matthew 19] Is Divorce the Unpardonable Sin? In Matthew 19, Jesus enters into a discourse on marriage and divorce that has been used for many years to beat down and castigate those with divorce in their background. In this study we will look intently at the depth of this conversation Jesus has with the Pharisees on marriage, divorce and subsequent remarriage and make the case that regardless of what many insist, there is in fact a redemptive path for those who have endured the breakup of their marriage, if they will set aside their judgments and look … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 14th, 2017 – Matthew 18:  The Utter and Absolute Need to Forgive Others

Today: [Matthew 18] Today: [Matthew 18] The Utter and Absolute Need to Forgive Others. In Matthew 18 we see a much neglected instruction from Jesus himself about bringing our unresolved offenses publically before the church. While this is commanded directly by Jesus, it is almost unheard of in modern church culture. Instead, offenses are swept under the rug, out of sight and disagreements and judgments fester among those for whom Christ died, until unity of the faith is well-nigh extinct among us. Are you offended? What are you prepared to do about it? Are you willing to go before the … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 13th, 2017 – Matthew 17:  Are YOU Going to be Transfigured?

Source: http://ift.tt/2nWvk5C Today: [Matthew 17] Are YOU Going to be Transfigured? In Matthew 17 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a secret place and is transformed in their presence. The language and imagery of the transfiguration points tantalizingly to something of God that is yet to be experienced by men upon the earth. Yet, in the experience Jesus warns the men not to repeat what they have experienced till a later time. Is there something of this account that points to a personal experience yet to be made available to you and I? Listen Daily at: www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Mat 17:1-27 … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 12th, 2017 – Matthew 16:  Signs, Wonders, and Revelation

Today: [Matthew 16] Today: [Matthew 16] Signs, Wonders, and Revelation: In Matthew 16 Jesus speaks extensively regarding the issue of signs, wonders, and revelation. The Pharisees seek signs in order to build themselves up and find the endorsement of God for their religious views. The disciples on the other hand gain scintillating insight into who Jesus actually is as the son of God, but must be held in check in order to deal with their own personal agendas that would be their undoing unless they were to subjugate themselves to the claims of Christ and the superintendence of the Holy … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light –  February 9th, 2018 – Matthew 15:  Jesus Purposefully Offends the Pharisees and Rebuffs a Woman with a Sick Child

Source: http://ift.tt/2Ed5xw0 Today: [Matthew 15] Jesus Purposefully Offends the Pharisees and Rebuffs a Woman with a Sick Child: In chapter 15 we see Jesus conducting Himself in ways that are certainly contrary to the accepted standards of political correctness. He purposefully offends a group of leaders who are seeking after Him. He further verbally lashes a poor woman with a sick child, and actually refuses initially to heal the child because the woman is of the wrong race. Can you imagine this happening today? www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Mat 15:1-39 KJV] 1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 8th, 2018 – Matthew 14:  Did Jesus Actually WANT Peter to Walk on the Water?

Source: http://ift.tt/2nLqBnc Today: [Matthew 14] Did Jesus Actually WANT Peter to Walk on the Water? In chapter 14 of Matthew we find the account of John’s death, and of Peter walking on the water. In both instances, there are indications that neither of these instances were actually a part of the determinate plan of God but rather the happenstance of first John’s and then Peter’s own initiatives, which mercifully in Peter’s case, he was spared. www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Mat 14:1-36 KJV] 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2 And said unto his servants, This is … (click link or title to continue)

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. www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [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: http://ift.tt/2E59uD2 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)