Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 22-24

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 7, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. What is the kingdom of heaven compared to?
2. In the parable of the wedding feast, who do you think the following represent:
The king:
His son:
His slaves:
Those who had been invited:
His other slaves:
His armies:
Those on the main highways, both evil and good:
Man not dressed in wedding clothes:
His servants who bind him hand and foot:
3. What do the Pharisees’ disciples question Jesus about in Matthew 22:15-16?
4. What was the problem with the story the Sadducees brought to Jesus?
5. Who questions Jesus after He silenced the Sadducees and what do we learn from Jesus because of this man’s question?
6. What question did Jesus ask that finally ends all of the religious leaders’ questions (Matthew 22:46)
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7. What does Jesus do in Matthew 23:1-36?
8. How does Jesus feel about Jerusalem and the Jewish people according to Matthew 23:37-39?
Just one more question… 🙂
9. After reading Matthew 24, do you feel ready for His coming?

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 22-24 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 22-24. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3
Here are Matthew 13-15 questions, October 4
Here are Matthew 16-18 questions, October 5
Here are Matthew 19-21 questions, October 6

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 19-21

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 6, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. Who has a hard time entering the kingdom of God and why?
2. What did Jesus mean in Matthew 19:30 and in 20:16?
3. When Jesus was hungry, what did He do?
4. Where was Jesus when the chief priests and elders of the people came to question Him about His authority?  What did He tell them about His authority?
5. Why did Jesus quote Psalm 118:22, “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER STONE; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES”?
6. How did the chief priests and Pharisees respond to Jesus’ parable about the landowner and why did they respond this way?

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 19-21 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 19-21. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3
Here are Matthew 13-15 questions, October 4
Here are Matthew 16-18 questions, October 5

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 16-18

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 5, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. What did you learn from marking “kingdom” in these chapters and what is the kingdom o f heaven compared to in Chapter 18?
2. What did Jesus mean in Matthew 16:6?*
3. What do you think about Matthew 17:9-13?*
4. In chapters 16-18, how many times and in what verses does Jesus mentioned that He will be killed and raised on the third day?
5. Who watches over the little ones?
6. What should we do if someone sins against us?
7. According to Matthew 18:23-35, why must we forgive?

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 16-18 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 16-18. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3
Here are Matthew 13-15 questions, October 4

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 13-15

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 4, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. Why did Jesus speak in parables? *
2. How is Matthew 13:24-30 similar to Matthew 13:47-50?
3. What do our words tell us about our heart?
4. The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who _____________________________.
5. According to Matthew 13-15, what four things is the kingdom of heaven like?

Bonus for fun 🙂
Without looking at the Scriptures, see if you can fill in the blanks from the explanation of the parable of the tares.
The one who sows good seed is:
The field is:
The good seed are:
The tares are:
The enemy who sowed the tares is:
The harvest is:
The reapers are:

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 13-15 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 13-15. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here are Matthew 10-12 questions, October 3

Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matt. 10-12

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 3, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1. In Matthew 10, what are the twelve disciples to do while preaching “the kingdom of heaven is at hand”?
2.  In Matthew 11:3, why do you think John the Baptist would ask Jesus “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”? *
3.  In Matthew 12, what is Jesus telling the Pharisees in verses 22-30?*

*Remember to always stay within the context of what is being said and support your answer with Scripture.

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These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 10-12 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 10-12. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions, October 1
Here are Matthew 6-9 questions, October 2
Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

Gospel Read Thru, Matthew 6-9

PumpkinGarlandWelcome to Gospel Read Thru In October!  We are reading through all four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from October 1st to the 31st.  If you are not familiar with the details of this Gospel Read Thru, but would like to join us, please go to Gospel Read Thru Details and print out the Schedule. Once you have completed the reading for October 2, you may like to return here to answer the following questions.  Please keep in mind, these questions are totally optional.

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1.  What does Matthew 6:33 tell us to do?
2.  What are we not to do according to Matthew 6:34?
3.  What is the hardest teaching for you personally in Matthew 7?
4.  In Matthew 8:10, what did the centurion have?

5.  In Matthew 8:26, what did the disciples have little of?
6.  What did Jesus see in Matthew 9:2?
7.  What made the woman well in Matthew 9:22?
8.  How were the blind men’s eyes opened in Matthew 9:29-30?

These are just very simple questions, but you can take it a step further and ask yourself what is happening in each chapter.  As there is a change of subject, mark it in the margin of your Bible.

Ask yourself:  Who is Matthew speaking to or about?  Who is Jesus speaking to?  What is going on?  When is it taking place?  Where are they located?  Why is Jesus saying what He is saying or Why are the Pharisees saying what they are saying?  How are the people responding to Jesus?  Are there any prophesies about Jesus?  Are they being fulfilled?

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Now that you have finished your reading of Matthew 6-9 and answered the questions above, please stop by the Gospel Read Thru In October Facebook page and leave a comment about something that stood out to you while you read Matthew 6-9. You may even like to leave a comment about one of the questions above or read what others have commented on and encourage another group member in their daily reading.

Great job with your reading today!  I am glad we can read the four Gospels together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or on our Facebook page.

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Happy SimplyLiving!
If this post has been helpful to you, please don’t forget to “Like” it down below.
Thank you so much 🙂

Here are Matthew 1-5 questions.
Here is the Gospel Read Thru Schedule.

Constance

September Devotion, Day 16

SeptemberDevotionTopSeptember 16
Together In Perfect Harmony

 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body;
and be thankful.

Colossians 3:13-15

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I don’t think there is ever a time of the week for me that feels more like what is described in the verses above, than on church morning.  All over the world we enter into the church with a sense of excitement to see each other again in this special place. I think it’s because, it’s not just a few of us, but a lot of us – a gathering together of the Body of Christ that comes bearing with and forgiving one another.

Then as we begin the service, we pray together and we enter into worship.  The distractions eventually cease, and the Holy Spirit leads us on; beckoning us to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.  It’s truly a beautiful thing when we are in our time of worship, all together.  It’s a time of love that we all share for the Father, for His Son Jesus, and for the Holy Spirit.  It is a perfect bond of unity.

Now our Pastor leads us in the Word of God.  Following along as sheep follow their Shepherd, we are led from everyday life and the hardships we have endured through the week, into the throne room of God to feed on the Bread of Life.  It’s in this place that we drink of His Blood and partake of His Flesh and our souls are nourished in the only way they can be.  His peace replaces our anxiety and where there are convictions, repentance flows from deep within, and we are cleansed, and we are truly thankful!

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Recently, through sermons given specifically on the Church, I have come to realize for the first time how beautiful the Body of Christ truly is.  It has been made clear to me through the Scriptures that Jesus LOVES His Bride.  She is beautiful and pure before the Father because of the cleansing Blood that Jesus willingly shed on the Cross for Her.  He loves Her and we are to do the same.  Each one of us, a part of this amazing Body of Christ, is to love each other as deeply as Jesus loves us.  This is the fruit that we bear, love.

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Today, let’s write out 1 Corinthians 13 in our personal journals.  Afterward, let’s read through this chapter and mark everywhere we have written the word “love” with a red heart.  Now, below our writing, let’s make a list of everything we learn about love.

How important is love to the Body of Christ?  Let’s pray and ask God to help us truly love the Body of Christ as He loves Her.

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I pray that you have a blessed day and that the Holy Spirit guides each of us on a beautiful path that allows us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with many.  I pray that those in our presence will sense the love of God like never before.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2September 3, September 4September 5September 6, September 7September 8, September 9, September 10,  September 11, September 12, September 13September 14, and September 15

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance

September Devotion, Day 6

SeptemberDevotionTop  September 6
The Love of The Lord

“But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
on those who fear Him,
and His righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.
The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
and His  sovereignty rules over all.
Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word,
obeying the voice of His word!
Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will.”

Psalm 103:17-21

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There are so many things that happen in our lives that cause us to question the love of those who are closest and most dear to us. We hurt each other even when we don’t intend to because we so often choose sin over obedience to God.

But the Lord’s love for us is perfect and cannot be tainted by sin. It is in the love of God that we can put our full trust and never have our hearts broken.  It is in His love that we find forgiveness for our own sins against God and receive the strength and even the desire to forgive those who have sinned again us.

God is faithful even when we are not faithful.  His love can bring healing to our broken hearts if we choose to love and obey Him by forgiving others as He has forgiven us.

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Do you believe that God has forgiven you of your sins?  Do you truly believe that He loves you?  Has your heart been so broken by others that you think God may do the same to you?  I have found that reading the Bible daily has opened my eyes and my broken heart to the truth of God.  I have found in the Scriptures that He is not a man like you and I. He has not been overcome by sin as we have.  He is faithful and can be trusted with your heart.

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Today let’s write out John 3:16-17 in our personal journals.  Now look up Numbers 23:19 and write this verse in your journal as well. Talk to God about your fears.  If you have a hard time trusting that He truly loves you and will never leave you nor forsake you, ask Him to help you let your guard down and trust Him.  If you are having a hard time forgiving someone who has hurt you when they should have loved you, ask God to help you forgive them today.

I believe that this is so important.  It is a command from God that we forgive those who sin against us.  It is not an option for believers to not forgive because Jesus died for our sins and forgave us of each and every sin we have ever committed against Him. Therefore, God has every right to command us to do the same.  We must obey and we must ask Him to help us to obey because sometimes forgiveness is not easy, believe me I know.

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Thank you again for joining me in this new “September Devotion”. I have been writing this devotional daily as we go, waiting on the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Each of these first six days have been such a blessing to me and it feels so good to start the day out in the Word of God, in prayer and in awe and wonder of all God has done for us.  I am praying it has been the same for you.

Please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.  I would love to hear from you.

You can find the other days to this devotional here:  September 1, September 2, September 3, September 4 and September 5

Happy SimplyLiving!
Constance