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23Jul

Matthew 8:18-34

Readings Matthew 8:18-22 Matthew 8:23-27 Matthew 8:28-34 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 8:18-22 We have seen how the previous three healing stories recall the temptation of Jesus in the desert, and pose the question of Jesus’ relationship with authority. In the story of Jesus’ temptation,

16Jul

Matthew 8:1-17

Readings: Matthew 8:1-4 Matthew 8:5-13 Matthew 8:14-17 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 8:1-4 With the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew’s Gospel moves on to three cycles of stories concerning authority and discipleship. The first of these stories—our reading for today—subtly recalls the

9Jul

Matthew 7:1-29

Readings: Matthew 7:1-12 Matthew 7:13-23 Matthew 7:24-29 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 7:1-12 The first part of today’s reading concerns judging others. While this is often taken as judging someone’s character or actions, it seems that given the way that Matthew has arranged this passage