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Matthew 8 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And the men marveled, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?’” – Matthew 8:27 In , Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”  In Matthew 8, we see some of the areas in which Jesus has authority.  In the first 17 verses, we see three examples of Jesus’ authority over illness. The first man that Jesus heals is a leprous man[…]

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Matthew 7 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 7:21 We make judgments every single day.  We judge situations to determine how we will react or proceed.  We judge what we will eat or drink and whether we like it or not.  These are not the judgments that Jesus is teaching about in .[…]

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Matthew 6 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10 Spiritual disciplines are actions that help us produce a specific character or pattern of behavior.  The term itself sounds awful because we naturally think negatively of anything that involves discipline.  While spiritual disciplines may not necessarily be the most fun things, they cultivate in us the pattern of a disciple and bring us closer in relationship with the[…]

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Matthew 5 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 Chapter 5 begins the first of five discourses that Jesus gives in the Gospel of Matthew.  These sermons comprise the bulk of Jesus’ teaching in the gospel.  The first discourse we will observe is called the Sermon on the Mount and took place on a mountain near Capernaum.[…]

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Matthew 4 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” – Matthew 4:16 There are plenty of voices to listen to today.  Each one begs your attention and seeks to persuade you a certain way.  In our media-rich society, we can hear a variety of voices with just a few clicks: blogs, YouTube videos, tweets, and more!  With[…]

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Matthew 3 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.  He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Matthew 3:11 (ESV) Matthew fast-forwards about 30 years after Jesus’ birth to his relative, John the Baptist, preaching in the desert and calling for repentance.  John’s call for repentance was not simply for people to be apologetic for[…]

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Matthew 2 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” – Matthew 2:20 (ESV) We do not know much about the Magi, where they were from, or how many of them came to Judea.  Some have suggested that these were magicians, astrologers, or scholars.  There is also debate on whether or not these people were pagans or if they were Jewish remnants[…]

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Matthew 1 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” – Matthew 1:23 (ESV) When you walk into the mall, you find a young man with his nose pressed against the glass of the mall directory.  He has a puzzled look on his face and seems to be somewhat frustrated.  When you ask if you can help him find something, he says, “I’m looking[…]

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The Boundless Bible Challenge

In just a few short days, Salvationists from around the world will begin reading the New Testament together in a year as they celebrate The Salvation Army’s 150th year of ministry.  The Boundless Bible Challenge, initiated by the General and Commissioner Silvia Cox, is given to encourage Salvationists to seek “the wonderful treasure that God has given to us through his Word.”[source] The Boundless Bible Challenge is a daily reading – usually one chapter –[…]

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