Today’s reading is Matthew 15-16.

Can you imagine having Jesus call you Satan? That is exactly what Peter experienced. How could Peter, a devoted apostle who ends up becoming one of the main leaders of Christ’s church be called Satan? Jesus said it was because he was setting his mind on the things of man and not the things of God. Even a faithful disciple can become an adversary to Jesus if God isn’t first in his/her mind. Set your mind on God’s things, on things above, when you do you will find yourself heading toward places above.

Tomorrow’s reading is Matthew 17-18.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, did you catch when Jesus rebuked His apostles because they didn’t learn the lessons of the miraculous feedings?  This needs to be a lesson for us. When we read these accounts in Scripture, they are not simply interesting vignettes. They are not simply unique accounts giving us insight into some historical occurrence. They are lessons to be learned. What do we learn from these accounts? Jesus is the powerful God who can do all things. Let us lean on, rely on, and turn to Him always.

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