Musing Through Matthew- Heaven Is At Hand

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10:7 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our verse for study today I find a warning that heaven is at hand. I have been reminded during these days of bad weather whenever the weather man gives forecast of bad weather is approaching everyone scrambles to make preparation. When the old preacher or godly Christian says Jesus is coming, judgment is coming, or heaven is at hand we do nothing. Go figure we would put more stock in the words of the weatherman, wow.

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Musing Through Matthew- Special Mission

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10: 5-6 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today Jesus sends His disciples out on a special mission. This would give credence to those who may have a burden for a select group of people. Notice they were not to go to all the house of Israel but only to the lost sheep of this house. God is the only one who can put  in a man’s soul an overwhelming sense of being lost  are make him into a sheep. Let us not forget the overall mission is go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

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Musing Through Matthew- What An Indictment

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10:4 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today all I can say is what an indictment. Judas who brings up the rear of this list of disciples was the financier and carrier of the bag of money for this group. The indictment is found in the words, who also betrayed Him. Let it never be that which is coupled with the mention of my name.

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Musing Through Matthew- Treasures In The List

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10:3 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today we find treasures in the list. We have here a list of the disciples. Philip and Bartholomew are always mentioned together. Most believe that Bartholomew is Nathaniel the one Philip brought to Christ. We always have a strong relationship with those who first introduced us to Christ. Matthew does not fail to mention himself as the publican and tax collector. This title alone magnifies the great treasure of the grace of God that changed this Bible writer’s life.

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Musing Through Matthew- Leaders Among The Apostles

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10: 2 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text today we find the beginning list of the apostles with the leaders at the head of the list. It is fitting that the Holy Spirit would name Simon Peter first. He is the one who became a leader among them. His name means a stone and over the years of God working upon him he shall become a solid rock upon which to build. There is also Andrew, Peter’s brother. Is it not amazing when brothers can serve the Lord together. Then there was James and John the sons of thunder. How our Lord did use these two James became an early martyr of the faith while his brother John became Jesus Christ closest disciple and was often found lying on His breast. Oh how our Lord will touch the world with but 12 common men.

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Musing Through Matthew- Commissioned By Christ

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10:1 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today we see the commissioning by Christ. They were first called by Christ, declared to be disciples, and then given power over unclean spirits, sickness, and diseases. It began with a call. There can be no major work done for our Lord without a divine call upon the life. I wonder how many today claim to be in service for Christ and cannot look back to a divine call upon their life? Once the call was issued it led to being a disciple. The word disciple means one who studies the teacher and seeks to be just like Him. When these two things were in place, called and a disciple there was abundant power given. May we look for these two qualifications in our own lives.

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Musing Through Matthew- His Response Of Compassion

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:37-38 and the theme of Jesus the King. In this passage today we find His response of compassion to the crowd. He says to His disciples that the spiritual harvest is ready but the laborers or few. He asked of them as well as us to pray that the Lord of the harvest may send forth laborers to the field of the world. Where today are the true men of God, the missionaries that go to stay and not visit, where are those who travail in birth until Christ be formed in them? May some today say here Lord I am send me. May I be found in the fields today seeking to harvest a soul by His power and not by my abilities.

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