Programs, Articles, Messages: Matthew

Matthew

Matthew 1

  • Everybody Needs to Be Rescued
    Salvation & My New Identity, Women of the Bible Matthew 1:4

    Find out why a repentant prostitute is better off before God than an unrepentant churchgoer. It’s a look at the life of Rahab.
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  • Ready for Scrutiny
    Sin & Repentance Matthew 23:23-28, Hebrews 1:9

    The Pharisees of Jesus’ day appeared to be very holy, but Jesus saved His harshest words for them. Does that mean that holiness doesn’t matter?
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  • Teaching Based on God's Word
    Genesis 3:7, Isaiah 61:10, Matthew 6:13, 1 Peter 5:5

    Every now and then it’s a good idea to pause and take a look at the wonderful things God has done. That’s what we’ll continue to do on today
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  • Mary Is a Trusting Woman
    Holidays, Women of the Bible Matthew 1:18-21

    Nancy says a wife can encourage her husband to be a spiritual leader even if the wife appears to be more qualified for that role.
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Matthew 3

  • The Baptism of Christ
    God Matthew 3:2-17

    Jesus was perfect and didn't need to show any repentance. So why did He need to be baptized? Nancy will explore the baptism of Jesus and show it's importance.
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  • Teaching Based on God's Word
    Genesis 3:7, Isaiah 61:10, Matthew 6:13, 1 Peter 5:5

    Every now and then it’s a good idea to pause and take a look at the wonderful things God has done. That’s what we’ll continue to do on today
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Matthew 4

  • The Temptation of Christ
    God, The Enemy Matthew 4:1-13

    You’re alone in a barren wilderness surrounded by wild animals. You haven’t eaten in forty days. Do you think you’d be vulnerable to temptation?
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Matthew 5

  • Share What Jesus Is Doing in Your Life
    Missional Living, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 5:13-16

    Every follower of Jesus feels pressure to become better at witnessing. Nancy shares practical ways to explain the gospel to others.
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  • Teaching Based on God's Word
    Genesis 3:7, Isaiah 61:10, Matthew 6:13, 1 Peter 5:5

    Every now and then it’s a good idea to pause and take a look at the wonderful things God has done. That’s what we’ll continue to do on today
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Matthew 6

  • Amen!
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Amen. You probably use that word every time you pray out loud. But what does it really mean? Nancy provides an explanation on today’s program.
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  • Daily Bread
    Fear & Anxiety, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    God fed the prophet Elijah in the wilderness, using birds to carry bread and meat. Could He do that today?
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  • Access to Your Father
    God, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Could you call the White House and set up a meeting with the President? Probably not. Few people have access to the President. But you can have access to God.
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  • Ask Your Father
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-5:15

    "God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food." If you learned this mealtime prayer as a child, you still know how to finish it.
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  • Forever
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    If you think about the concept of "forever" for very long, your brain will start to hurt.
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  • Debt Free
    Prayer, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 6:5-15

    Debt is serious. When you can’t pay it back, drastic measures can be taken, such as a home foreclosure.
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  • From Food to Forgiveness
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    How many people have prayed, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"? You could no doubt count the number in the millions.
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  • Freedom from Condemnation
    Prayer, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 6:5-15

    Condemnation will make you feel separated from God. So what do you do when you sin over and over and feel far away from the One you love?
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  • To God Be the Glory
    Brokenness & Pride, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Pride is subtle and destructive. The most respectable-looking person may be racked with it. But what exactly is pride?
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  • As It Is in Heaven
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When you share Christ with someone and that person is saved, it’s more than just a one-time decision. It’s the entrance into a lifestyle.
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  • Kingdoms in Conflict
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    If you’re interested in building your own kingdom, you’re in for a difficult future.
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  • Controlled by God's Kingdom
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "Your kingdom come." This is more than just a phrase from a famous prayer.
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  • A Light on the Dashboard
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    Most people avoid guilt at all costs. Adults go to counseling to get rid of it. Parents try to keep their kids from it.
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  • Let My Words Be Few
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    God is in heaven. That’s a basic idea, so why don't we always act like we believe it? Learn how the concept of God ruling in heaven changes our life on earth.
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  • How to Hallow God's Name
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    What does "Hallowed be Your name" mean? Nancy explains that the more important question is whether you’re showing the people around you what God is like.
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  • Our Father
    God, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    In school you probably learned that every letter you write should have a greeting ("Dear So-and-so").
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  • Our Mother?
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When helping women who have been abused by their fathers, some ministries encourage praying to God as "Mother." Is this wise? Is it biblical?
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  • Partial Disclosure
    Modesty, Purity & Beauty Matthew 6:26-33

    Can you cover all your skin and still be immodest? Yes, according to Nancy. She'll give some wise and practical counsel.
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  • Everybody Can Pray
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Do you ever feel that your prayers are inadequate? Nancy offers encouragement and helps you find out why prayer is more about the heart.
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  • A Lifestyle of Prayer
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Jesus talks about getting away to an inner room to pray. What should a busy mom do when she never seems to be able to be alone?
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  • Living the Lord's Prayer
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Many women struggle with figuring out God’s will. Nancy gives some ideas about this struggle from wise women.
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  • Making the Lord's Prayer Part of Your Life
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Can your child recite the Lord’s Prayer? At what age should you teach it to a child? Nancy shares why this prayer is valuable to children.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 1
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "Our Father, who art in heaven." This is one of the best-known prayers. You might even have memorized it.
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  • The Lord’s Prayer, Day 2
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Do you ever feel that your prayers are inadequate? Nancy offers encouragement and helps you find out why prayer is more about the heart.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 3
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When you pray, where is your focus? Is it on you and your needs? Nancy shares why prayers are often "me centered."
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 4
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    In school you probably learned that every letter you write should have a greeting ("Dear So-and-so").
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 5
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Could you call the White House and set up a meeting with the President? Probably not. Few people have access to the President. But you can have access to God.
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  • The Lord’s Prayer, Day 6
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When helping women who have been abused by their fathers, some ministries encourage praying to God as "Mother." Is this wise? Is it biblical?
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  • The Lord’s Prayer, Day 7
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    God is in heaven. That’s a basic idea, so why don't we always act like we believe it? Learn how the concept of God ruling in heaven changes our life on earth.
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  • The Lord’s Prayer, Day 8
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "Hallowed be Your name." You probably never say that except when praying. So the question is, do you know what it means?
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 9
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    What does "Hallowed be Your name" mean? Nancy explains that the more important question is whether you’re showing the people around you what God is like.
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  • The Lord’s Prayer, Day 10
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    This November, voters will choose our next president. But for you, an issue even more important than that is determining who will be your King.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 11
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    If you’re interested in building your own kingdom, you’re in for a difficult future.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 12
    Prayer, The Enemy Matthew 6:5-15

    How do you fight evil? Do you band together with other believers or perhaps organize petition drives? Nancy presents a much different approach.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 13
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "Your kingdom come." This is more than just a phrase from a famous prayer.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 14
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Jesus talks about getting away to an inner room to pray. What should a busy mom do when she never seems to be able to be alone?
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 15
    God, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When you start the Lord’s Prayer by saying, "Our Father," it sets the stage for one of the most difficult phrases to pray: "Your will be done."
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 16
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When you share Christ with someone and that person is saved, it’s more than just a one-time decision. It’s the entrance into a lifestyle.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 17
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Many women struggle with figuring out God’s will. Nancy gives some ideas about this struggle from wise women.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 18
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Everybody knows what it’s like to wait on hold to talk to someone.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 19
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food." If you learned this mealtime prayer as a child, you still know how to finish it.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 20
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    One of the writers of Proverbs asked God to give him neither poverty nor riches. That’s hard for us to comprehend in a free market economy.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 21
    Fear & Anxiety, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    God fed the prophet Elijah in the wilderness, using birds to carry bread and meat. Could He do that today?
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 22
    Money, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    The Bible tells about a woman who was scraping the bottom of her flour container. She was in the middle of a famine and had very little to eat.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 23
    Fear & Anxiety, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Everybody has to learn to trust God to provide. But for moms, that can be especially important.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 24
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    How many people have prayed, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"? You could no doubt count the number in the millions.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 25
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    Most people avoid guilt at all costs. Adults go to counseling to get rid of it. Parents try to keep their kids from it.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 26
    Prayer, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 6:5-15

    Condemnation will make you feel separated from God. So what do you do when you sin over and over and feel far away from the One you love?
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 27
    Prayer, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 6:5-15

    Debt is serious. When you can’t pay it back, drastic measures can be taken, such as a home foreclosure.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 28
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    If you don’t forgive other people, you may have trouble accepting God’s forgiveness for your sin.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 29
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Every believer in Christ has been forgiven. That's amazing news! It’s so amazing, in fact, that a lot of people have trouble believing it.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 30
    Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    Does God ever tempt you? If not, why would Jesus bother to include the line "Lead us not into temptation" in the Lord’s Prayer?
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 31
    Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    The Lord’s Prayer includes the line, "Lead us not into temptation." If you are tempted, does that mean God let you down?
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 32
    Prayer, The Enemy Matthew 6:5-15

    You have an enemy. This enemy is more dangerous than any terrorist or criminal. You don’t have to be afraid, but you do need to pray.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 34
    Prayer, Surrender Matthew 6:5-15

    In control. Does that describe you? Nancy explains the dangers of trying to be in control when that’s really someone else’s job.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 33
    Prayer, The Enemy Matthew 6:5-15

    When you repeat the Lord's Prayer, you say the words "deliver us from the evil one."
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 35
    God, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Pay your gas or electric bill and you’ll understand how valuable power is. Nancy tells about someone who has all the power He needs.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 36
    God, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Pride is subtle and destructive. The most respectable-looking person may be racked with it. But what exactly is pride?
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  • The Lord’s Prayer, Day 37
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    If you think about the concept of "forever" for very long, your brain will start to hurt.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 38
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Can your child recite the Lord’s Prayer? At what age should you teach it to a child? Nancy shares why this prayer is valuable to children.
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  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 39
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Amen. You probably use that word every time you pray out loud. But what does it really mean? Nancy provides an explanation on today’s program.
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  • Pray or Fall Prey
    Prayer, The Enemy Matthew 6:5-15

    You have an enemy. This enemy is more dangerous than any terrorist or criminal. You don’t have to be afraid, but you do need to pray.
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  • The Priority of Praise
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    When you pray, where is your focus? Is it on you and your needs? Nancy shares why prayers are often "me centered."
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  • God's Amazing Provision
    Fear & Anxiety, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Everybody has to learn to trust God to provide. But for moms, that can be especially important.
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  • Can Forgiveness Be Real?
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Every believer in Christ has been forgiven. That's amazing news! It’s so amazing, in fact, that a lot of people have trouble believing it.
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  • God's Recipe
    Money, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    The Bible tells about a woman who was scraping the bottom of her flour container. She was in the middle of a famine and had very little to eat.
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  • The Number-One Request
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "Hallowed be Your name." You probably never say that except when praying. So the question is, do you know what it means?
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  • Submitting to God's Reign
    Prayer, The Enemy Matthew 6:5-15

    How do you fight evil? Do you band together with other believers or perhaps organize petition drives? Nancy presents a much different approach.
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  • Taking Your Needs to God
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    Everybody knows what it’s like to wait on hold to talk to someone.
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  • Teaching Based on God's Word
    Genesis 3:7, Isaiah 61:10, Matthew 6:13, 1 Peter 5:5

    Every now and then it’s a good idea to pause and take a look at the wonderful things God has done. That’s what we’ll continue to do on today
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  • Teach Me How to Pray
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    "Our Father, who art in heaven." This is one of the best-known prayers. You might even have memorized it.
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  • Away from Temptation
    Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    Does God ever tempt you? If not, why would Jesus bother to include the line "Lead us not into temptation" in the Lord’s Prayer?
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  • The Source of Temptation
    Prayer, Sin & Repentance Matthew 6:5-15

    The Lord’s Prayer includes the line, "Lead us not into temptation." If you are tempted, does that mean God let you down?
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  • Thine Is the Kingdom
    Prayer, Surrender Matthew 6:5-15

    In control. Does that describe you? Nancy explains the dangers of trying to be in control when that’s really someone else’s job.
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  • Thy Will
    God, Prayer, Surrender Matthew 6:5-15

    When you start the Lord’s Prayer by saying, "Our Father," it sets the stage for one of the most difficult phrases to pray: "Your will be done."
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  • Too Cozy with the Evil One
    Prayer, The Enemy Matthew 6:5-15

    When you repeat the Lord's Prayer, you say the words "deliver us from the evil one."
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  • Treasure in Heaven
    Christian Growth, Money Matthew 6:20

    Listen to a bestselling author who chooses to make minimum wage. He’ll help you think about some ways you can invest in eternity.
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  • True Power
    God, Prayer Matthew 6:5

    Pay your gas or electric bill and you’ll understand how valuable power is. Nancy tells about someone who has all the power He needs.
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  • The Universal and the Personal
    Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    This November, voters will choose our next president. But for you, an issue even more important than that is determining who will be your King.
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  • Give Us This Day
    Fear & Anxiety, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    One of the writers of Proverbs asked God to give him neither poverty nor riches. That’s hard for us to comprehend in a free market economy.
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  • As We Forgive
    Forgiveness & Bitterness, Prayer Matthew 6:5-15

    If you don’t forgive other people, you may have trouble accepting God’s forgiveness for your sin.
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Matthew 8

Matthew 17

  • Just Another Prophet?
    God Matthew 17:1-13

    It’s popular to think of Jesus as a good teacher and a moral prophet. But He was so much more. Nancy explains why in a series on the transfiguration.
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  • The Transfiguration of Christ
    God Matthew 17:1-9

    The gospels tell of an incident on a mountain. The clothing of Jesus began to shine and His glory was revealed. Why was that moment so significant?
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  • The Transfiguration of Christ
    God Matthew 17:1-9

    The gospels tell of an incident on a mountain. The clothing of Jesus began to shine and His glory was revealed. Why was that moment so significant?
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  • Mountains and Valleys
    God Matthew 17:1-13

    As you walk with the Lord, you’ll go through seasons of great excitement and joy and seasons of suffering. Jesus went through both.
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  • Why You Should Expect Suffering
    God, Suffering & Trials Matthew 17:1-13

    It’s natural to avoid suffering, but Nancy says we should expect suffering in the future. She’ll help you develop godly approaches to suffering.
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Matthew 18

  • Freedom From Prison
    Forgiveness & Bitterness Matthew 18:21-30

    What happens when we refuse to forgive? Today we hear one woman's story and Nancy reminds us of the words of Jesus concerning forgiveness.
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Matthew 20

  • An Encounter with Humility
    Women of the Bible Matthew 20:20-28

    Erin Davis will weave the strands of Solome’s biblical story together to show us a powerful picture of pride and humility.
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Matthew 23

  • Ready for Scrutiny
    Sin & Repentance Matthew 23:23-28, Hebrews 1:9

    The Pharisees of Jesus’ day appeared to be very holy, but Jesus saved His harshest words for them. Does that mean that holiness doesn’t matter?
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  • Ready for Scrutiny
    Christian Growth Matthew 23:23-38

    The Pharisees of Jesus’ day appeared to be very holy, but Jesus saved His harshest words for them. Does that mean that holiness doesn’t matter?
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  • How to Minister to the Self-Righteous Counselee
    Brokenness & Pride Matthew 23:1-7

    How do you disciple someone else when they don't think they need any help? Dr. Vanessa Ellen shows how to invest in the lives of self-righteous women.
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  • The Trial of Christ
    God, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 26:59-27:1, Luke 23:4-25

    What was the greatest miscarriage of justice in the history of the world? You’ve probably read about the incident.
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Matthew 26

  • The Soul-Anguish of Christ
    God, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 26:36-46

    In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus agonized in prayer. Why did He approach His upcoming trial with such anguish?
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  • The Trial of Christ
    God, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 26:59-27:1, Luke 23:4-25

    What was the greatest miscarriage of justice in the history of the world? You’ve probably read about the incident.
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Matthew 27

  • The Calvary Miracles
    God Matthew 27:45-53

    When Jesus died on the cross, many graves opened and saints came back to life. What do you make of this miracle? Why did it happen?
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  • The Word of Triumph
    God, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 27:50, John 19:28

    What was the single greatest word ever uttered in the history of mankind? Nancy says that word was proclaimed by Jesus on the cross.
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  • The Word of Dereliction
    God, Salvation & My New Identity Matthew 27:45-46

    Thousands of people were crucified each year in Rome during the time of Jesus, so the physical suffering He went through wasn’t unheard of.
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Matthew 28

  • The Resurrection of Christ
    God Matthew 28:5-6

    We know Jesus died so we can be forgiven from sin. But why was He raised from the dead? What significance does the life of Jesus have for you?
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