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Careless Words

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 12 Matthew 12: 34-37 The Message (MSG) 34 “You have minds like a snake pit! How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded? It’s your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words. 35 A good person produces good deeds and words season […]

Your Significant Story

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 11 I think when we are looking for our place in life, we look for significance. I was looking for significance when I got my first job in a hair and nail salon. I didn’t know where this opportunity would lead me, but I stepped into training to do nails and assist […]

On a Mission

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 10 Today’s chapter, Matthew 10, is all about Jesus sending his 12 apostles (Simon who is called Peter and his brother Andrew, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot) on a […]

Faith in Action

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 9 In today’s reading, we see Jesus heal a lot of people—six, by my count! As I read this chapter, I noticed one word repeated throughout these stories: faith. In Matthew 9:2, it says, “Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, ‘Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven” (emphasis […]

Leprosy Parallels Sin

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 8 In today’s reading, Matthew 8, we read an account of the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, including faith healings. It is not surprising that since God the Father healed his faithful people, God the Son, Jesus, would continue healing the faithful while he was on Earth. Matthew 8:2-3 2 Suddenly, a […]

You Are Here – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study.  Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

The Narrow Path

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 7 Walking with my dog is one of the greatest joys in my life. When we go for our walk, there our two paths that we can take. One path is narrow and the other path is wide and open. The first path is a country block which stretches about four miles. […]

Worry or Pride

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 6 Matthew 6:28-30 28 And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers […]

Let’s Be Meek!

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 5 Today we are reading Matthew 5, which is full of many important and well-known passages. One verse in particular caught my eye and made me think about how we develop a close relationship with God: Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. I always thought that […]