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Stories about Family


A family struggles with indecision when their beloved cat is discovered pregnant just as they make plans to move.  All that change, with so many unknowns.  A very special kitten wriggles it’s way into their hearts, even if it is the runt of the litter.

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Stories about Pride

A teenager from a very poor family takes a risk and becomes a hero during a convenience store robbery and assault.  His situation and circumstances are radically changed by his actions and he believes himself better than he really is.

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Reflections on Matthew 1

In Matthew 1:1-6 we see the rise of the nation of Israel out of nothing but an insignificant man who did nothing really, he just believed God.  David and Solomon were at the pinnacle of Israel’s greatness, and the promise of Israel’s continued reign looked bright.  Just like the athlete in the story, their intentions and dedication were mostly admirable.

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What is this blog?

Glad you stopped by.  If stories help you think deeper about a concept or gain a new perspective like it does me, you might find this blog useful.  Over 2013 and now in 2014 I’ve tried to stay on the course I set in studying Matthew, but the door was wide open on what the stories might be about.

Select a topic from the menus above to jump right to a story, verse reflection, or topic.  To read more about this blog, here’s my story and what I believe.

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Matthew 4:10-16

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Reference Parable Quote or inference from the Bible
Matthew 4:10 The Litter Box Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Matthew 4:3-11 Check Mate Satan tries to tempt Jesus and his response to each attack.
Matthew 4:11 The Bruised Apple Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Matthew 4:11 Soxzon Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Matthew 4:12 Table For Five Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;
Matthew 4:13 One Simple Text And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea cost, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim.

 

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Glad you stopped by.  If stories help you think deeper about a concept or gain a new perspective like it does me, you might find this blog useful.  Over the past year I’ve tried to stay on the course I set in studying Matthew, but the door was wide open on what the stories might be about.

Posts are found by organized by:

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Art & Hobbies Faith Matthew 1
Career & Business Fear Matthew 2:1-7
Disabilities/Physical Challenges God’s Will Matthew 2:8-11
Dreams & Plans Hypocrisy Matthew 2:12-15
Famous People Judging Matthew  2:16-23
Friendship Praise & Worship Matthew 3:1-6
Hero/Strong Character Pride Matthew 3:7-10
Infamous People Purpose Matthew 3:11-17
Military Repentance Matthew 4:1-4
Nature & Weather Salvation Matthew 4:5-9
Overcoming Obstacles Self-Focus
Parenting Temptation  
Overcoming Obstacles
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Matthew 4:5-9

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Reference Parable Quote or inference from the Bible
Matthew 4:5 To Be Famous Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple
Matthew 4:6 Technical Details If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee…
Matthew 4:7 Homesick Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God
Matthew 4:8 The Raven the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them
Matthew 4:9 Motion Sick And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

 

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Matthew 4

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Matthew Chapter 4

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Matthew 4:1-4

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Reference Parable Quote or inference from the Bible
Matthew 4:1 One of the Tribe Jesus led up of the Spirit…to be tempted of the devil
Matthew 4:1-2 Great Dinner! Jesus led up of the Spirit…to be tempted of the devil.  He fasted…and hungered.
Matthew 4:2 Aggie ..fasted forty days and forty nights, he was… hungered
Matthew 4:3 A Secret Revealed If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Matthew 4:3-9 Dream Car …Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4 The Cave …Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

 

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Matthew 3:11-17

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Reference Parable Quote or inference from the Bible
Matthew 3:11 Blinded By Fire Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire
Matthew 3:12 Smoke Damage There is a time when God will judge mankind.
Matthew 3:13 The Face of Resolution Then cometh Jesus to be baptized of him.
Matthew 3:14 A Loyal Fan John forbad him, “I need to be baptized.”
Matthew 3:15 Minor Repairs Suffer it to be so now
Matthew 3:15 Cry, Baby Then John consented.
Matthew 3:16 Burden Exchange ..the heavens were opened..the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.
Matthew 3:17 Racially Distinct This is my son, whom I love

 

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Matthew 3

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Matthew Chapter 3

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Matthew 2

Matthew Chapter 2

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Matthew 3:7-10

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Reference Parable Quote or inference from the Bible
Matthew 3:7 Identity Fraud Brood of vipers, who warned you?
Matthew 3:8 The Fishing Pole Bring forth fruit for repentance
Matthew 3:8 The Waiting Game Produce fruit in keeping with repentance
Matthew 3:9 An Instant Hero God could make new people out of stones, recognize your pride.
Matthew 3:10 The Not-So-Grand Piano Warning to all who don’t produce good fruit

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