Category Archives: Matthew

As we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

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My heart pounds, my strength fails me

My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. … Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I … Continue reading

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Scorn has broken my heart  and has left me helpless

I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

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Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” … “Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of … Continue reading

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Jesus knew their thoughts

Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

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I am with you, declares the Lord

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. … And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

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He is before all things, and in him all things hold together

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his … Continue reading

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Do not love the world or anything in the world

If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. … Continue reading

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For where you have selfish ambition, there you find disorder

I was enraged by their sinful greed; I punished them, and hid my face in anger, yet they kept on in their willful ways. … They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.

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Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous

If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. … You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf … Continue reading

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