May 3rd, 2021
Setting and OverviewMatthew 7:5-6 provide a critical, but difficult exhortation for us, which demonstrates how important the first four verses of Matthew 7 are. Judging and addressing sin in the prope...
April 25th, 2021
Setting and OverviewMatthew 7:1 could rightly claim numerous superlatives. It is one of the most quoted verses, one of the most abused and misunderstood verses, almost definitely the most quoted by no...
April 11th, 2021
Setting and OverviewWithin the larger section of Matthew 6:25-34, we find a critical exhortation that brings together much of what Jesus has been instructing throughout this chapter: pursue the kingdo...
March 21st, 2021
Setting and OverviewMost people would probably agree that they worry too much, and would certainly agree that people in general tend to worry about things that we don’t need to, but we rarely recogniz...
March 14th, 2021
Setting and OverviewFollowing the extended section in Matthew 6:1-18 addressing superficial self-righteousness, Jesus addresses the problem of compromised loyalty to God’s Kingdom. In verses 19-24, He...
February 28th, 2021
Setting and OverviewMatthew 6:13 concludes the Lord’s Prayer with two petitions that can easily be read as two sides of a single petition. Similar to the previous two petitions, it calls for our parti...
February 21st, 2021
Setting and OverviewIn the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6, forgiveness and judging are addressed together in a single sentence and verse (Luke 6:37.) While those teachings are split in the Sermon on th...
February 7th, 2021
Setting and OverviewUp to this point, we have seen petitions regarding God’s glory: for His name to be hallowed, for His kingdom to come, and for His will to be done. We know see petitions for our nee...
Marrs on Mission January 2021
February 1st, 2021
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January 31st, 2021
Setting and OverviewWhen we are searching for God’s will for a specific decision that we have to make or a path to pursue, there is a tendency to look to Scripture briefly but then quickly turn to oth...
January 24th, 2021
Setting and OverviewContinuing on in Matthew 6:10, we come to the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer: “May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” People are often confused by what is meant b...
January 17th, 2021
Setting and OverviewIn the beginning of Matthew 6:10, we find the second petition of the Lord’s Prayer: “May your kingdom come.” We have already seen the Kingdom of God (usually the “Kingdom of Heaven...