Matthew 3

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In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

– Matthew 3:1-2

John the Baptist’s message was simple, clear and action oriented. It can be summed up in one word, “Repent!”

The great revival expert, J. Edwin Orr preached a spectacular message (many times) called “The First Word of the Gospel” (check it out here). I’m sure you might expect, it’s all about the word “Repent!” It was the first word of John’s Message. We’ll see in Matthew 4 that it will be the first word of Jesus as well. It pops up many times elsewhere too.

The Gospel message is a call to action. And the simple action is one of turning from/turning to. Turning from your sin and turning to Christ!

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 2

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Day 2, Matthew 2.

Don’t forget that this is real history! Jesus actually came, lived, taught, ministered, performed miracles and transformed lives. Remember, He still lives, teaches, ministers, performs miracles and transforms lives. This is history, but it’s also HIS continuing story.

Also, don’t miss the three times in Matthew 2 that the Gospel writer uses the word “fulfilled” (Matthew 2:15, 17, 23). Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets, and that’s exactly what His life does.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Bible.com

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 1

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Welcome to a new year of The Listening Plan. I hope and pray that you’ve had a joyful time of celebration over Christmas. Happy New Year! It truly is amazing how fast it feels that time is sometimes going.

I’m looking forward to 2018 with great expectation. I’m hopeful for what God is going to do in this New Year. Additionally, I know that God will do great things in our lives as we seek Him through His word. I hope that The Listening Plan can be a great help to your devotional life and Spiritual growth. I can guarantee that will be the case if you make the commitment to consistently continue in God’s Word in this year.

Many Blessings to a great new year.

Sincerely,

Pastor Miles

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Bible.com

Download the YouVersion Bible App

Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon