Matthew 9:16-17 - New Wine

Unlock the mystery of the Old and New Testaments as Jesus teaches the incompatibility of law and grace, inviting us to embrace the new wine of his transformative covenant. Jesus said: “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Matthew 9:16-17 - New Wine

Matthew 9:14-15 - Fasting

Gain insight into the practice of fasting as Jesus reveals its significance and the wisdom needed in embracing this powerful spiritual discipline. Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

Matthew 9:14-15 - Fasting

Matthew 9:9-13 - Shepherds Needed

Witness Jesus' radical call to reach the lost as he dines with tax collectors and sinners, challenging the church to embrace his heart of compassion and mercy. As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:9-13 - Shepherds Needed

Matthew 9:1-8 - Healing the World

Witness Jesus' authority to forgive sins and heal the paralyzed, revealing the key to overcoming the world's suffering through repentance and the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” Then the man got up and went home. When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.

Matthew 9:1-8 - Healing the World

Matthew 8:28-34 - When Pigs Fly

Witness the power of Jesus over evil as he delivers two demon-possessed men, and explore the startling response of a world that prefers darkness to light. When (Jesus) arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Matthew 8:28-34 - When Pigs Fly

Matthew 8:23-27 - Principles About Storms

Learn to face life's storms with unwavering faith as Jesus reveals the keys to finding peace and experiencing miracles amidst the chaos. Then (Jesus) got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Matthew 8:23-27 - Principles About Storms

Matthew 8:18-22 - Recruitment, Jesus Style

Witness Jesus' radical call to discipleship as he challenges potential followers to count the cost and embrace a life of complete surrender to his mission. When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Matthew 8:18-22 - Recruitment, Jesus Style

Matthew 8:14-17 - Why Are We Sick?

Uncover the profound connection between sin and sickness as Jesus fulfills Isaiah's prophecy, inviting us to embrace his healing power through obedience and faith. When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”

Matthew 8:14-17 - Why Are We Sick?

Matthew 8:5-13 - Long Distance Healing

Witness the power of faith as a centurion approaches Jesus with humility and confidence, teaching us how to seek healing and miracles in our own lives. When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.…

Matthew 8:5-13 - Long Distance Healing

Matthew 8:1-4 - A Healing Touch

Witness the incredible compassion of Jesus as he touches and heals a leper, teaching us the value of faith, physical intimacy, and embracing the outcast. When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

Matthew 8:1-4 - A Healing Touch

Matthew 7:28-29 - As One With Authority

Experience the transformative power of Jesus' words as he teaches with unparalleled authority, challenging man-made traditions and drawing hearts to the truth. When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

Matthew 7:28-29 - As One With Authority

Matthew 7:24-27 - The Three Little Pigs

Discover the secret to withstanding life's storms as Jesus reveals the wisdom of building your house on the unshakable foundation of his teachings. Jesus said: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.””

Matthew 7:24-27 - The Three Little Pigs

Matthew 7:21-23 - Does Jesus Know You?

Examine the depth of your relationship with Jesus as he reveals the true marks of his followers: obedience, unity, and compassion for others. Jesus said: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”

Matthew 7:21-23 - Does Jesus Know You?

Matthew 7:15-20 - A Tree and Its Fruit

Discover the key to recognizing true followers of Christ as Jesus teaches us to look for the fruit of the Spirit in the lives of others and ourselves. Jesus said: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”

Matthew 7:15-20 - A Tree and Its Fruit

Matthew 7:13-14 - The Narrow Gate

Embark on the transformative journey through the narrow gate as Jesus invites us to make a conscious decision to seek and share the path to eternal life. Jesus said: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

Matthew 7:13-14 - The Narrow Gate

Matthew 7:12 - The Golden Rule

Embrace the life-changing principle of the Golden Rule as Jesus reveals the key to creating a better world through our actions and relationships. Jesus said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 7:12 - The Golden Rule

Matthew 7:9-11 - Want Great Gifts?

Experience the overflowing generosity of your Heavenly Father as Jesus reveals the amazing gifts God desires to bestow upon those who ask. Jesus said: “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!“

Matthew 7:9-11 - Want Great Gifts?

Matthew 7:7-8 - Ask And Receive

Unlock the secret to answered prayers as Jesus invites us to ask, seek, and knock with faith, pure motives, and a transformed mind. Jesus said: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8 - Ask And Receive

Matthew 7:6 - Beware of Dogs

Learn to navigate the challenges of sharing your faith as Jesus teaches us to be wise in our evangelism efforts and to know when to move on. Jesus said: “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

Matthew 7:6 - Beware of Dogs

Matthew 7:3-5 - Nosy Parkers

Embrace the transformative power of self-reflection as Jesus challenges us to examine our own hearts before judging others. Jesus said: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Matthew 7:3-5 - Nosy Parkers

Matthew 7:1-2 - Are You A Judge?

Experience the freedom of a judgment-free life as Jesus invites us to extend the same mercy and grace to others that we desire for ourselves. Jesus said: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Matthew 7:1-2 - Are You A Judge?

Matthew 6:28-34 - One Day At A Time

Embrace the joy of living in the present moment as Jesus teaches us to let go of worries about the future and trust in God's daily provision. Jesus said: “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:28-34 - One Day At A Time

Matthew 6:25-27 - Hakuna Matata

Experience the freedom of a worry-free life as Jesus reveals the futility of anxiety and the peace that comes from trusting God. Jesus said: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Matthew 6:25-27 - Hakuna Matata

Matthew 6:24 - Two Masters

Choose wisely as Jesus reveals the impossibility of serving both God and money, inviting us to find true contentment in Him alone. Jesus said: “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Matthew 6:24 - Two Masters