A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read Matthew 6:25-34 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 – Observe I have often thought and talked about seeking God’s kingdom, but not often seeking His righteousness. If we try to build God’s kingdom according to what […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 6:16-24 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 – Observe This is so hard for us Americans. We are surrounded by so many treasures on earth that ti is very hard for us to believe in the reality of treasures in Heaven. But Jesus […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 6:1-15 “But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” Matthew 6:15 – Observe Many times, I have heard this. Many times, I have read this, but I need to hear it again. I must forgive men of their sins. It does not […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 5:43-48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 – Observe The context points to God giving gifts of sun and rain to good and evil alike. So, being perfect like him, means loving like him, and proactively meeting the needs of the people around you. – […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 5:31-42 “But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39 – Observe All these commands from Jesus: turning the other cheek, giving to one who sues you even more than the judge says, […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 5:21-30 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember your brother has something against you,” Matthew 5:23 – Observe The preceding verses make it clear what this ‘something’ is: angry, hateful name-calling. You got angry and called your brother an insulting name. Your gift to […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 5:13-20 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew 5:17 – Observe Why would anyone think Jesus was abolishing the Law? Because He was bringing freedom. They were so oppressed by their […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 5:1-12 “Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:12 – Observe Jesus commanded His disciples to rejoice and be glad when they were insulted and falsely accused because of Jesus. – Do […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 4:18-25 “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.” Matthew 4:18 – Observe Peter and Andrew probably heard about John the Baptist being thrown into prison. […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 4:12-22 “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’ ” Matthew 4:17 – Observe John was put in prison. Jesus took over his preaching. This is exactly what John the Baptist was preaching: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near. Do […]

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