New Wine

Are there passages in scripture that you have read many times, but tend to skip over because you don’t really understand what they mean? One such passage for me is right in the middle of Matthew 9. Today, I dug a little deeper, and found some spiritual gold! Most of Matthew 9 describes different encounters …

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What Jesus Taught Us About Temptation

Today’s read includes Matthew 4:1-11, the temptation of Jesus. This happens at the very beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, just after God affirms Him at His baptism by John, proclaiming, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased. The Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness for forty days of spiritual preparation. Satan …

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