There are many who have rejected God’s salvation in Christ (pictured here by the wedding banquet). Rejoice that you have been brought in to feast with God!

There are many who have rejected God’s salvation in Christ (pictured here by the wedding banquet). Rejoice that you have been brought in to feast with God!

BibleGateway: Matthew 22:1-14 ESV Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Matthew 22:1–14 (Listen) The Parable of the Wedding Feast 22:1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants1 to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my…

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Samuel interceded for the people before God and the He answered, accepting their confession of sins and faithfully helping them against the Philistines.

Samuel interceded for the people before God and the He answered, accepting their confession of sins and faithfully helping them against the Philistines.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 7:2-13 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 7:2-13 1 Samuel 7:2–13 (Listen) 2 From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD. Samuel Judges Israel 3 And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, “If you are returning to the LORD with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to…

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Our faith is what connects to us to God and to His blessings. Remember that the righteous will live by faith.

Our faith is what connects to us to God and to His blessings. Remember that the righteous will live by faith.

BibleGateway: Mark 11:20-25 ESV Text: Mark 11:20-25 Mark 11:20–25 (Listen) The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree 20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not…

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The people had not been using the temple court for the spiritual role it had been intended, so Jesus reminded them again of its purpose.

The people had not been using the temple court for the spiritual role it had been intended, so Jesus reminded them again of its purpose.

BibleGateway: Mark 11:12-19 ESV Text: Mark 11:12-19 Mark 11:12–19 (Listen) Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.”…

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Jesus was truly coming “in the name of the Lord.” He embodied the plan of the Lord our God to save us from our sins.

Jesus was truly coming “in the name of the Lord.” He embodied the plan of the Lord our God to save us from our sins.

BibleGateway: Mark 11:1-11 ESV Text: Mark 11:1-11 Mark 11:1–11 (Listen) The Triumphal Entry 11:1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus1 sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing…

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Dark days come for the people of God on account of their sin, but in the end He will not forsake His repentant children.

Dark days come for the people of God on account of their sin, but in the end He will not forsake His repentant children.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 4 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 4 1 Samuel 4 (Listen) The Philistines Capture the Ark 4:1 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. 2 The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle. 3 And when the people…

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Having confessed our sins and heard God’s comforting words of forgiveness in Christ, what then? We tell others how He forgave us, don’t we?

Having confessed our sins and heard God’s comforting words of forgiveness in Christ, what then? We tell others how He forgave us, don’t we?

BibleGateway: Psalm 51 ESV Text: Psalm 51 Psalm 51 (Listen) Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. 51:1   Have mercy on me,1 O God,    according to your steadfast love;  according to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions.2   Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and cleanse me from my sin! 3   For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is ever before me.4   Against you, you only,…

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This King has come! That means your Rescuer has arrived!

This King has come! That means your Rescuer has arrived!

BibleGateway: Luke 19:28-48 ESV Text: Luke 19:28-48 Luke 19:28–48 (Listen) The Triumphal Entry 28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it…

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Those who reject or misuse the forgiveness of Jesus will find themselves suffering for their sins (vv. 14, 26-27).

Those who reject or misuse the forgiveness of Jesus will find themselves suffering for their sins (vv. 14, 26-27).

BibleGateway: Luke 19:11-27 ESV Text: Luke 19:11-27 Luke 19:11–27 (Listen) The Parable of the Ten Minas 11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12 He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13 Calling ten of his servants,1 he gave them ten minas,2 and said to them, ‘Engage…

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Zacchaeus was on the lookout for Jesus, but more importantly Jesus was on the lookout for Him!

Zacchaeus was on the lookout for Jesus, but more importantly Jesus was on the lookout for Him!

BibleGateway: Luke 19:1-9 ESV Text: Luke 19:1-9 Luke 19:1–9 (Listen) Jesus and Zacchaeus 19:1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about…

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