“When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike their teachers of religious law.”
Collect for the Renewal of Life
One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.
Monday Morning: 12 Aug 2019 – Matthew 1:1-25 ~ The Gospel of Matthew: The ancestry and birth of Jesus the Messiah.
This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham…. This is how Jesus the Messiah was born.
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.
Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.
Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.
“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”