Mon, Sep 28th - 11:25AM
A disciple follows God’s will for the way marriage should
3And Pharisees came
up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any
cause?” 4He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the
beginning made them male and female, 5and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his
mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God
has joined together, let not man separate.” 7They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a
certificate of divorce and to send her away?” 8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to
divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for
sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. (ESV)
disciple doesn’t let the things of this world hold him back from following God.
16And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what
good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17And he said to him, “Why do you ask me
about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life,
keep the commandments.” 18He said to him, “Which ones?” And
Jesus said, “You
shall not 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 I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21Jesus
said to him, “If
you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you
will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22When
the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you,
only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven.24Again I tell you,
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich
person to enter the kingdom of God.” (ESV)
Tue, Sep 15th - 8:04PM
A disciple does not judge others.
1“Do not 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. 6“Do not 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.
A disciple asks of God
for what he NEEDS not for his GREED.
7“Ask, 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!
A disciple treats others in a manner he wants
to be treated.
therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is
the Law and the Prophets.
A disciple enters through the narrow Way that leads to life not
the broad way that leads to destruction.
13“Enter 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.
A disciple is able to spot the 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 fruits.
A disciple does the will of God.
21“Not 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.’
A disciple’s life is built on the sure
foundation of the Rock of Christ.
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.” 28When 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.
Mon, Sep 14th - 7:41PM
A disciple practices righteousness and giving to
please God not others.
1“Beware 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.
2“Thus, 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. (ESV)
prays to be heard of God not others.
5“And 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.
7“And 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. (ESV)
A disciple forgives others.
if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive
if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive
your trespasses. (ESV)
A disciple fast to please God not to be seen by others.
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. (ESV)
A disciple lays up
heavenly treasures not earthly treasures.
A disciple lives to serve God not money.
19“Do 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
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 and he is not anxious instead he seeks first the Kingdom of God.
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)
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