Matthew 17:14-27

Gospel Readings: Matthew 17:14-21 Matthew 17:22-23 Matthew 17:24-27 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 17:14-21 This episode shows the disciples’ powerlessness to bring transformation because of their faltering allegiance to the reign of God. A boy is brought to Jesus by...

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Matthew 16:21-23 17:1-13

Gospel Readings: Matthew 16:21-23 Matthew 16:24-28 Matthew 17:1-13 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 16:21-23 Peter’s declaration of Jesus as “the Messiah, the Son of the Living God” (16:16) is surely the high point of the Gospel so far. Peter, so...

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Matthew 16:1-20

Gospel Readings: Matthew 16:1-4 Matthew 16:5-12 Matthew 16:13-20 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 16:1-4 Jesus is approached by the Pharisees and Sadducees, who come “to test Jesus.” This recalls Matthew 4:1-11, where the same word (peirazó) is used to speak...

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Matthew 15:21-39

Gospel Readings: Matthew 15:21-28 Matthew 15:29-31 Matthew 15:32-39 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 15:21-28 Today’s episode begins with Jesus in the district of Tyre and Sidon, where he is approached by a Canaanite woman who “came out and started shouting,...

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