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...

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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...

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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...

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Matthew 6:5-34

Readings: Matthew 6:5-15 Matthew 6:19-24 Matthew 6:25-34 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 6:5-15 In first century CE Jewish literature, a piece of writing would have it’s climax in the centre, rather than at the end. Here, in the centre of...

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