Sat, Jun 25th - 10:38PM
A disciple honors marriage as defined by God.
3Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it
lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at
all?”4And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND
BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’? 6“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has
joined together, let no man separate.” 7They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND
SEND her AWAY?” 8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted
you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. 9“And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality,
and marries another woman commits adultery.” (NASB)
A disciple lets
nothing hold him back from following Christ.
came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain
eternal life?” 17And He said
to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to
enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18Then he said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “YOU SHALL
NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU
SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS; 19HONOR YOUR
FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” 20The young
man said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?” 21Jesus said
to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in
heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22But when the
young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned
much property. 23And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it
is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24“Again I say
to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a
rich man to enter the kingdom of God. (NASB)
Sat, Jun 11th - 10:50PM
A disciple doesn’t judge others.
not, that you be not judged. 2For with the judgment you pronounce you
will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3Why do you see the speck that is in your
brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let
me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?5You hypocrite, first take the log out of
your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your
brother’s eye. (ESV)
brings his needs to God.
7“Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks
finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will
give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to
your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things
to those who ask him! (ESV)
disciple treats others the way he wants to be treated.
12“So whatever you wish that others
would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (ESV)
disciple follows the narrow way to God.
13“Enter by the narrow gate. For the
gate is wide and the way is easythat leads to destruction,
and those who enter by it are many. 14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to
life, and those who find it are few. (ESV)
disciple is able to recognize false prophets by the fruit that they produce.
15“Beware of the false prophets, who
come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“You will know them by their fruits.
Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“So every good tree bears good fruit,
but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit,
nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.19“Every tree that does not bear good
fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20“So then, you will know them by their
does the will of God.
21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord,
Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my
Father who is in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not
prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty
works in your name?’ 23And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart
from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
disciple builds the foundation of his life on the Rock.
24“Everyone then who hears these words
of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.25And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew
and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the
rock. 26And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them
will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew
and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (ESV)
Fri, Jun 10th - 10:28PM
A disciple lives for the approval of God not man.
of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by
them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do
in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others.
Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give to the needy, do not
let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And
your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and
pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by
others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6But when you pray, go into your room and
shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who
sees in secret will reward you.
when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think
that they will be heard for their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father
knows what you need before you ask him. 9Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread,
12and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
14For if you forgive others their
trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15but if you do not forgive others their
trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites,
for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly,
I say to you, they have received their reward. 17But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your
Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
A disciple seeks after
heavenly treasure not earthly treasure.
not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rustdestroy and where thieves break in and
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys
and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your
heart will be also.
eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will
be full of light, 23but if your eye is bad, your whole body
will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is
one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other,
or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God
and money. (ESV)
A disciple does
not worry instead he puts his faith in God.
reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will
drink; nor for your body, as
to what you will put on. Is
not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the
birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are
you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of
you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are
you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do
not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to
you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God
so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the
furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not
worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will
we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the
Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you
need all these things. 33“But seek
first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to
you. 34“So do not
worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough
trouble of its own. (NASB)
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