Archive for March 3rd, 2020

Note: I want to return to this some day to a study on Matthew 6 but here’s the study for tonight.

Quick Devotional on Worry

Matthew 6:25-34


Establishing the need: What do you worry about during the week?  This passage addresses the problem of worrying.  We can worry a lot about life, work, relationship and marriage.  We also worry about not having work, relationship and marriage.  Yet Jesus tells us not to worry in the beginning of this paragraph (v.25) and at the end of the paragraph (v.34); yet how should we not worry?

Purpose: Two helpful practices in dealing with the worries in our lives:

  • Asking the right questions
  • Looking at the world through Jesus’ eyes


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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How did Jesus cure the blind man?

Here are the answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

By spitting on his eyes.

And they *came to Bethsaida. And they *brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him. 23 Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.” 25 Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.” (Mark 8:22-25)

By spitting on the ground, wiping the muddy spit on his eyes, and then washing it off.

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,” (John 9:1-6)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)


Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:


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