April 2018


Before ascending into heaven, Jesus leaves His disciples with instructions for a task they must do. It’s a task that we continue today: making more disciples. That involves so much more than a mission trip or church program. It’s up to us to share the good news of Jesus daily with people we know.  

He Is Risen

As we near the end of Matthew, Jesus prepares to finish his task on Earth. He is tried, beaten and led to His death on the cross. But the story does not end there. The tomb is empty. He is risen!  

March 2018

Love God; Love People

In Matthew 22 Jesus is asked a question that is intended to be a trap. Of all the commandments, which is the most important? Considering the 600+ commandments taught by the Jewish leaders of His time or even the ten given to Moses on Mount Sinai, how could He choose only one? His answer is […]

You Are the Messiah

In Matthew 16 Jesus asks His disciples a simple question: “Who do you say I am?” Peter’s confession becomes the foundation for the church that we are still a part of today. He is the Messiah. He is the fulfillment of God’s plan, and He gives us hope in eternity.   

Save Me

Although Peter has the courage and boldness to step out of the boat and walk on water with Jesus, he is quickly distracted and rescued from the waves. This lesson from Matthew 14 encourages us all to keep our focus on Jesus.  

Jesus Feeds the 5000

After learning about the death of John the Baptist, Jesus wanted to get some time to Himself and with God. The crowd had other ideas. Rather than reacting in frustration, Jesus had compassion and concern for their needs. What follows is another miracle where Jesus does the impossible and does it extravagantly. Our God can […]

February 2018


Are you weary? Do you have burdens? Jesus calls you to Him in Matthew 11. God designed us to be people who need to work but also should take time for rest.  


In Matthew 10 we are introduced to the 12 disciples (apostles) of Jesus. Jesus gives them instructions about how to go spread the good news and what kind of results they might find. We can have similar experiences today. Whether accepted or rejected, we should continue to share about Him. It’s an essential part of […]

Have Faith

As Jesus performs three miracles in Matthew 8, we can obviously see His amazing power at work. In the things we see Him do in these stories, we also learn about who Jesus is.  

January 2018

Passing the Test

In Matthew 4 Jesus is tested and that testing reveals how we should handle being tested. At each challenge Jesus not only answers with scripture, but He has the understanding of how those scriptures should be applied. God’s word can help us pass the tests of life.