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Today's devotional: the Word of God, among us
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Matthew 14: 1-12 - Into Thy Word Ministries
John the Baptist is Martyred. Who is this Jesus? John the Baptist caused quite a stir in the Herodian household. He cut across his social and cultural status and directly challenged Herod Antipas the Tetrarch (ruling governor of Israel), who was the son of “Herod the Great.”

Matthew 13: 44-58 - Into Thy Word Ministries
The Value of Christ’s Kingdom. In these parables, Jesus explains the value of His Kingdom, and the foolishness of chasing after the things of the world. His Kingdom is what life is all about; yet, we tend to wrongly preoccupy ourselves with life in a dysfunctional way.

Matthew 13: 24-43 - Into Thy Word Ministries
The Parable of the Mustered Seed and Leaven. These parables are explaining what the opposition is to the Kingdom of God in the form of a metaphor. They use basic language and objects from the people’s everyday life. That they can easily grasp and relate too. Christ is telling...

Matthew 13: 1-23 - Into Thy Word Ministries
The Parable of the Sower. This passage is the “Third Great Disclosure” of Matthew, and starts a series of parables about the Kingdom of Heaven, and how God works both in the Universe, and in our hearts.

Matthew 12: 38-50 - Into Thy Word Ministries
The Audacity in Asking for a Sign! In spite of all Jesus did to prove who He was, using miraculous, unfathomable healings, and words of incredible wisdom that baffled the most learned of men, they still asked for a sign. While Jesus continued to receive criticism from the pious, fraud...

Matthew 12: 22-37 - Into Thy Word Ministries
A House Divided Cannot Stand! This is one of the most controversial passages in Matthew. So many fights occur and people get hurt over whether we may accidentally commit the unpardonable sin and lose our salvation. But, when we have our faith rooted in what our Lord has done for us...

Matthew 12: 9-21 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Hypocrisy in action! Jesus cleverly thwarted the attempt of the religious leaders to prove He was a fake by turning it into a testimony of His deity. Yet, they continued to harass Him, not giving up. They followed Jesus, trying to snag Him again.

Matthew 12: 1-8 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Jesus is Lord over the Sabbath! The religious leaders were looking for another opportunity to put Jesus on the spot to try to prove He was a fake. So, Jesus gave them their chance and turned their condescending remarks into a testimony of His deity.

Matthew 11: 20-30 - Into Thy Word Ministries
The God Who Judges, the God Who Holds Us! God is a God who gives us grace, comfort, and rest, yet is also a God of judgment. All too often we forget His holiness, righteousness, and right to judge. We forget we are responsible for our actions. We just go on with our meager lives...

Matthew 11: 1-19 - Into Thy Word Ministries
John the Baptist: More Than a Prophet. The idea of who and what a Messiah was and was to do was a big controversy in the first century. John knew who the Messiah was, but Jesus’ behavior of touching those who were unclean, taking a subtle approach to the Kingdom, and not overwhelming...