Sat, Nov 29th - 9:50PM
A disciple knows it is God’s job to judge not his.
judge so that you will not be judged. 2“For in
the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will
be measured to you. 3“Why
do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the
log that is in your own eye? 4“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the
speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5“You
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.
give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they
will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. (NASB)
A disciple knows that God hears his
and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be
opened to you. 8“For everyone who asks receives, and he who
seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9“Or
what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a
stone? 10“Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give
him a snake, will he? 11“If
you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much
more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
disciple treats others the way he would want to be treated.
everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you,
for this is the Law and the Prophets. (NASB)
disciple knows there is only one way to eternal life and that is through the
narrow gate of Christ.
through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads
to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14“For
the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few
who find it. (NASB)
disciple knows the Word of God so he will not be deceived by false prophets.
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 fruits. (NASB)
disciple does the will of God.
everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many
will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and
in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And
then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO
PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ (NASB)
disciple’s life and faith is built on the sure foundation of Christ.
everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a
wise man who built his house on the rock. 25“And
the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that
house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26“Everyone
who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish
man who built his house on the sand. 27“The
rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that
house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; 29for
He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
Fri, Nov 28th - 10:45PM
A disciple lives to please God not others.
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
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
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
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. (ESV)
A disciple lays up treasure in
heaven not on earth.
not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rustdestroy
and where thieves break in and steal, 20but 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.
22“The 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 the darkness!
24“No 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 always trust God knowing
that God cares for us.
25“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you
will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is
not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather
into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value
than they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span
of life?28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the
field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like
one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive
and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you
of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What
shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly
Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all
these things will be added to you.
34“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be
anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (ESV)
Thu, Nov 27th - 10:21PM
A disciple lets the light of Christ within him shine
throughout the dark world around him.
are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand,
and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so thatthey may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV)
A disciple does not let anger and
strife rule in his life.
have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever
murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be
liable to judgment; whoever insultshis brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You
fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that
your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to
your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him
to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the
guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the
A disciple does not lust.
have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
28But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful
intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away.
For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be
thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it
away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole
body go into hell. (ESV)
A disciple honors marriage and
stays committed to their spouse.
was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of
divorce.’ 32But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the
ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a
divorced woman commits adultery. (ESV)
A disciple does not swear.
you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely,
but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’
34But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for
it is the throne of God, 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is
the city of the great King. 36And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair
white or black. 37Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this
comes from evil. (ESV)
A disciple does not seek revenge.
have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
39But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone
slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic,let him have your cloak as
well. 41And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
42Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who
would borrow from you. (ESV)
A disciple loves his enemies.
have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your
enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute
you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes
his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the
unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not
even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers,what more are you doing than others? Do not even
the Gentiles do the same? 48You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
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