Author page: Matthias

Stay focused

Stay focused

These are the beginning of birth pains. Mark 13:8   Observation “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.” (v. 30) is the people Jesus was speaking to at that moment—some of what He predicted was going to occur during their lifetimes. So, when the Romans

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The power of encouragement

The power of encouragement

Scripture “winds were against us… the wind did not allow us to hold our course… we moved along the coast with difficulty… Much time had been lost… wind of hurricane force… long time without food…” Acts 27 Observation Nothing goes as it should in Paul`s life. In addition, Paul was a prisoner and even though

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Finishing the race well!

Finishing the race well!

24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 Observation: Paul is saying his final goodbye to the Ephesian elders as he set sail

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Let your light shine!

Let your light shine!

“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 13:47 Observation Paul is quoting here an old prophecy from Isaiah 49:6. In Jesus, God has fulfilled all the promises he gave to Israel! God promised already to Abraham that through him the whole

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. Luke 23:34   Observation Luke 23 is telling in detail the horrific story of the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus had every reason to be deeply disappointed and bitter with his friends who

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Money vs God

Money vs God

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. money.” The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him. Then he said to them, “You

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Giving thankfully

Giving thankfully

Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up towards heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. Luke 9:16   Observation This is a very powerful story as Jesus takes what is given

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He reigns!

He reigns!

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. Luke 2:1     Observation: Palestine was under the rule of the Roman Empire with Caesar Augustus, the first Roman emperor, in charge. The Roman rulers, considered to be like gods, stood in contrast to the tiny

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Jesus at the center

Jesus at the center

Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Psalm 117   Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; let all the peoples extol him. Romans 15:11     Observation Isn`t it amazing that Psalm 117 is not only the shortest chapter in the...

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The miracle starts when we give what God has given to us

The miracle starts when we give what God has given to us

Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” John 6:8-9   Observation If anyone knew where to get food, it would have been Philip because he was from Bethsaida, a town

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