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Matthew 22:1-14 :: The Parable of the Great Feast

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Matthew 22:1-14 :: The Parable of the Great Feast Story Setting & Culture 33 AD in Jerusalem, which is under the oppression of the Roman Empire Jerusalem is buzzing with Jewish travelers from all over the Mediterranean region coming into the city to celebrate the Passover Jesus has...

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Tags: feast, gospel, invitation, parable, wedding feast of the lamb

Matthew 21:33-46 :: The Parable of the Vineyard Farmers

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Matthew 21:33-46 :: The Parable of the Tenants  Story Setting & Culture 33 AD in Jerusalem, which is under the oppression of the Roman Empire Jerusalem is buzzing with Jewish travelers from all over the Mediterranean region coming into the city to celebrate the Passover Jesus has...

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Tags: jesus, parable, religious leaders, tenant, vineyard

Matthew 21:23-32 :: The Authority of Jesus

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Matthew 21:23-32 :: The Authority of Jesus Challenged Matthew 21:23-32 - When Jesus returned to the Temple and began teaching, the leading priests and elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the...

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Matthew 21:12-17 :: Jesus Cleanses the Temple

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Matthew 21:12-17 :: Jesus Cleanses the Temple  Matthew 21:12-17 - Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. 13 He said to them...

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Tags: cleanse, heal, jesus, temple

Matthew 21:1-11 :: King Jesus

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Matthew 21:1-11 :: King Jesus Matthew 21:1-11 - As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see...

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Tags: donkey, jerusalem, jesus king, messiah

Matthew 20:29-34 :: Jesus Gives Sight to the Blind

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Matthew 20:29-34 - As Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, a large crowd followed behind. 30 Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 31 “Be...

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Tags: blind, compassion, healing, jesus, kingdom, sight, transform

Advent 2016 Week #3 - The Good News

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Advent 2016 - Week #3 :: The Good News  Reading: The Light of the Whole World (p.184) from the Jesus Storybook Bible and/or Read Luke 2:8-17 Reflection: God gave the Good News of Jesus' birth to shepherds in a field near Bethlehem through Angels! The shepherds made a...

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Advent 2016 Week #2 - Promise Fulfilled - The Savior is Born

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Advent 2016 - Week #2 :: The Savior is Born Reading: He's Here (p.176) from the Jesus Storybook Bible and/or Read Luke 1-2:7 Reflection: God fulfilled His promise by sending Jesus as the Savior of the world. When someone does something they say they are going to do how does it...

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John Piper's 25 Devotionals to Celebrate Advent

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http://www.desiringgod.org/books/good-news-of-great-joy

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Advent 2016 - Week 1 :: God's Promise of a Savior

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Advent 2016 - Week #1 :: God's Promise of a Savior Reading: The Terrible Lie from the Jesus Storybook Bible and/or Read Genesis Chapter 3 & Isaiah 9:6 Reflection: What does it mean to be rescued from something? When do you call for help? Who would you call to rescue you if...

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Tags: advent, christian, christmas, church, family, rdr

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