FAITH WALK GOT THE POINT

Leviticus 11-12, Matthew 26:1-25 • Key Verses: Matthew 26:12-13 Mary’s act of worship is a scene of beauty in many ways. First is the extravagance of it—the perfume is described as being “very expensive” (v. 6). From Johns account we learn that she then wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair,...

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FAITH WALK BY THE BOOK

Leviticus 8-10, Matthew 25:31-46 • Key Verse. Leviticus 10:3 Once again we find that people “did everything the LORD commanded” (8:36). The sad thing to note in this situation, however, is that the commitment did not last one week. Two of Aarons sons, Nadab and Abihu, decided to make some...

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FAITH WALK OPPORTUNITIES KNOCK

Leviticus 6-7, Matthew 25:1-30 • Key Verse: Matthew 25:19 The parable of the talents is one of opportunities seized and lost. If talent is understood as it is used today, one thinks of skills or abilities. This train of thought can lead to identifying talents as spiritual gifts. However, the...

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FAITH WALK THE END

Leviticus 4-5, Matthew 24:29-51 Key Verse: Matthew 24:42 If you are reading this, then you survived Y2K. Once again those who forecast the end of the world were wrong. Throughout history there have been those who have announced that the end was near. Sometimes they even gave the exact date....

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FAITH WALK STAY TRUE

Leviticus 1-3, Matthew 24:1-28 • Key Verses: Matthew 24:4-5 Every generation has had the sense that it could be the last one before Jesus comes. That is the reality of the imminent return of Jesus. As Jesus spoke of the end times in this passage, what He described sounds like...

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FAITH WALK ENOUGH ALREADY!

Exodus 36-38, Matthew 23:1—22 • Key Verses: Exodus 36:4—5 Today’s reading includes one of the few times in history that a fund- raising effort was too successful. Exodus gives great detail to the constriction and furnishing of the Tabernacle. In almost an incidental way, the funding of the project is...

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FAITH WALK ENOUGH ALREADY!

Exodus 36-38, Matthew 23:1—22 • Key Verses: Exodus 36:4—5 Today’s reading includes one of the few times in history that a fund- raising effort was too successful. Exodus gives great detail to the constriction and furnishing of the Tabernacle. In almost an incidental way, the funding of the project is...

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FAITH WALK LAW AND LOVE

Exodus 34-35, Matthew 22:23-46 • Key Verse: Exodus 34:6-7 Critics of the Bible sometimes speak negatively about the God of the Old Testament, stating that the God of the New Testament is preferred. One of the most obvious problems with that viewpoint is that the God of the Old Testament...

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FAITH WALK RIGHT GOD, WRONG WAY

Exodus 31-33, Matthew 22:1—22 • Key Verses: Exodus 32:7-8 When we talk about worship, one phrase that is not true is, “Anything goes.” It is possible to worship the right God in the wrong way, as today’s reading indicates. The incident of the golden calf typically is remembered as a...

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