Entries by suzie

Monday 28 February, 2022

I so appreciate this parable, it reminds me again of the significance of the Word and inspires me not to take it for granted.  How cool that God has seeds and He is scattering them across the ground, it reminds me that God is active in the world and wants to bring life. What a […]

Sunday 27 February, 2022

* This passage of Scripture is about the readiness of a person’s heart to receive the word of God.* God so desires for us to listen to him and to be fully engaged. * The Kingdom of Heaven has secrets that not everybody understands but believers have been given insights and this is a great […]

Saturday 26 February, 2022

So frustrating! Jesus has just finished some really deep and important teaching about listening to God and the nature of evil spirits and some random guy in the crowd breaks in with a comment completely off topic. “Hey Jesus your mum and brothers are out here and want a word.” Was he even listening? Jesus, […]

Friday 25 February, 2022

The request for a sign revealed the character of that “generation’s” hearts.  Jesus had already been providing signs, and his opponents were disputing their validity (12:22–24).  All too often we ask for a sign and then ask again not convinced that what has been given is enough.  Jesus explains that his generation needs no greater […]

Thursday 24 February, 2022

There is a popular saying, “actions speak louder than words”, but here Jesus is reminding us that our words are just as important and directly linked to the state of our hearts… “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. […]

Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Matthew puts this OT scripture confirmation (Is 42:1-4), of who Jesus was, right in the middle of story’s of Jesus miraculously healing & delivering people which brought hatred from the Jewish leaders. This passage is confirming God’s love, authority & Spirit given to Him & it confirms His character – justice. The verse that I […]

Tuesday 22 February, 2022

The Pharisee’s are out to trip Jesus up. They are trying to catch him doing or saying something ‘inexcusable’. Any mistake that Jesus might make, they want to use to tear him down. They are so hell-bent on getting at Jesus they are missing the forest for the trees. Jesus is saying and doing everything […]

Monday 21 February, 2022

Everybody loves the stories of Jesus being challenged by the Pharisees.  With a single scripture he silenced the Pharisees and brought freedom from the letter of the Law. When I was a younger Christian I would have said, ‘Yes and Amen to that, I am on Jesus’s team, I would never use the scriptures to […]

Sunday 20 February, 2022

This passage is not meant for me.For years I’ve claimed this passage, particularly verses 28-30, as my own – one of my favourites. But it’s not intended for me. It’s not intended for people who are already Christians – already set free from their past and their sin and are following Jesus as His disciples. […]

Saturday 19 February, 2022

I read this passage and think about the places where Jesus did miracles but there was no turning from their sin and turning to God.    This verse 20 – makes the Fear of God rise in me. Has God done a miracle for you?  Jesus has done miracles for me.  We must make sure […]