Matthew 1-10 Notes

Matthew Chapters 1-10

Repentance of Sin-followed by water baptism
Receiving the Holy Spirit and the speaking in tongues-Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire through Jesus
Rebuking Satan/The Enemy:
“It is written”-Use scripture (God’s Word)
“Go Away”-Command Satan to leave
Be Alert! Even Satan knows God’s Word and uses it to his advantage.

Do not remain hidden from the world, rather allow your good works to be seen and allow the light within you to shine out to all.

Jesus did not destroy “The Law and Prophets”, rather he fulfilled them.

Do not murder-Do not be angry with anyone-Do not call people names (Fool-Moron)-Reconcile any differences before submitting an offering to the Lord

Do not commit adultery-Do not look at another person with lust in your eyes and heart

To divorce (with the exception of sexual immorality) is committing adultery-marrying a divorced person is committing adultery

You must not break any oaths, keep your oaths to the Lord-Do not take an oath at all, let your yes be yes and your no be no

Don’t resist any evildoer-Give more than what is asked of you (example: shirt asked for, give your shirt and your coat-asked to go 1 mile, go 2 miles)-Give to the one that asks you-Don’t turn away from the one that wants to borrow money

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect

Give to the poor secretly (do not tell anyone about your giving)

To Pray:
Go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret (only God and you know what you pray)-Don’t babble when praying, do not use many words

Forgive others or you will not be forgiven

Fasting (Put oil upon your head and wash your face/freshen up) Do not make it known to others that you are fasting

Do not collect treasures on Earth-Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

The eye is the lamp of the body (let light into it, keep darkness out)

You cannot serve two masters (you cannot serve God and money)

Seek first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness, all these things will be provided for you (Food, Drink, Clothing)

Do not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself-Each day has enough trouble of its own

Do not judge

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before swine (pigs)

Keep asking, and it will be given to you
Keep Searching, and you will find
Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you

Whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them

~This is the Law & Prophets

Enter through the narrow gate

Beware of false prophets (wolves in sheep’s clothing)

Entering Heaven; Only the one who does the will of the Father in Heaven

(Jesus Saying); Hear my words and act upon them

Entering a house/town; Announce the Kingdom of Heaven has come near

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, drive out demons

Do these things without charging

Great a household when you enter it

If the house is worthy, let your peace be on it

If the house is unworthy, let your peace return to you

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house/town

Be shrewd as serpents, as harmless as doves

What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light
What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops

You are worth more than many sparrows

Acknowledge Jesus before men

Please Pray For Israel

Please, I implore you, pray for Israel!

“I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt,…” (HCSB, Genesis 12:3)

“For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve you will perish; those nations will be annihilated.” (HCSB, Isaiah 60:12)

“On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover–from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the coasts and islands of the west–the remnant of His people who survive. He will lift up a banner for the nations and gather the dispersed of Israel; He will collect the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” (HCSB, Isaiah 11:11-12)

“For I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.” (HCSB, Ezekiel 36:24)

Will The Real Thanksgivng Please Stand Up…!

~To the contrary of what most Americans believe…Thanksgiving is not about getting as many family members together as possible and eating as much and as many different types of foods as you can until you bust (that in fact is more towards the lines of gluttony, eating past the limit that you would normally eat past).
Thanksgiving celebrations go back as far as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans when they would hold feasts to pay tribute to their pagan gods (idols).
There is also a Jewish festival which is similar to or resembles that of Thanksgiving, Sukkot.
Native Americans conducted feasts celebrating the fall harvest long before the Pilgrims made it to America.
Long before the journey to America, Separatists and Puritans (Europeans) were already conducting days of fasting during difficult times and feasting in times of plenty, to thank God.
In 1565 Pedro Menendez de Avile had a dinner with the Timucua tribe, to thank God for his crew’s safe arrival.
On December 04, 1619, 38 British settlers, upon reaching Berkeley Hundred, read a proclamation to have that date “a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God”.
The festival, which is looked upon as the first Thanksgiving festival, was in 1621 after the Pilgrim’s first successful corn harvest (the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn). This festival lasted for three days and consisted of fowl, Lobster, Seal, and Swans (in addition to the harvested corn). The Native Americans contributed deer meat to the festival feast. There were no desserts.
The next festival of Thanksgiving did not occur until 1623, when thanks was given for the end of the long drought. This Thanksgiving consisted of fasting.
After this, festivals of Thanksgiving were held once or many more times throughout a year to give thanks after a major event…drought, victory in war, harvests, safe voyages…
In 1789 George Washington issued the first proclamation of Thanksgiving for the people to offer thanks for the U.S. Constitution and the end of the independence war.
In 1817 New York adopted the festival of Thanksgiving, it was held on different days throughout the North. The South did not observe the festival of Thanksgiving.
In 1863 Abraham Lincoln instituted a proclamation for the festival of Thanksgiving…”Americans ask God to “Commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife” and to “heal the wounds of the nation”. It was held on the final Thursday of November.
In 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the festival of Thanksgiving up a week from the final Thursday of November, and called it Franksgiving.
In 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill to make it the 4th Thursday in November, Americans were opposed to his previous move of the festival.
It appears as though Thanksgiving can be held at any time a person or group of people want to thank God for a blessing or overcoming a difficult time. The government of America has designated a specific day once a year for the event of holding a celebration to thank Almighty God for all that He has done. It is quite different from the image I received of it when I was young…I thought it was just a time to be thankful for what you had, eat as much or more than you could, display as many different foods as your budget would allow and have as many family members present as possible. The truth is quite different than the illusion.

Set Apart

My focus for today and future days is to…not be conformed to thinking in the way the world thinks and behaves, but to be transformed to the thinking and behavior which God’s Word shows us to model our lives after…In addition my goals are to be set apart in how I think, behave, react, attitude, emotions, presentation of myself from the ways of those who follow the world…and have these characteristics resemble those things to the model which Jesus Christ has presented in God’s word. If there is no difference within myself from those who do not follow, believe in, and have Faith in Jesus Christ…then there is something within myself and my life which needs to be addressed and changed.
A true follower of Jesus Christ would be known that they are a true believer/follower of Jesus without them ever saying that they are…it will show to all of those around them.

Supporting The Teacher

“Don’t you realize that those who work in the temple get their meals from the offerings brought to the temple? And those who serve at the alter get a share of the sacrificial offerings. In the same way, the Lord ordered that those who preach the Good News should be supported by those who benefit from it.” (NLT, 1 Corinthians 9:13-14)

Are we supporting the person who is delivering us God’s Word and helping us to understand it? If they are not supported by the hearers, there will arise a distraction in their lives which will force them to divide up their time with preparing the message, spending quality time with the Lord, and seeking out labor which produces income. Please, I implore you, do everything you can to support all of the deliverers of the Good News!


“But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else be reconciled to him. And the husband must not leave his wife.” (NLT, 1 Corinthians 7:10-11)

“Now, I will speak to the rest of you, though I do not have a direct command from the Lord. If a Christian man has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her. And if a Christian woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue to live with her, she must not leave him. For the Christian wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the Christian husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy. (But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the Christian husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.)” (NLT, 1 Corinthians 7:12-15)


“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be disgraced.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”” (NLT, Romans 10:9-13)

“But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!””(NLT, Romans 10:14-15)

Your Body Is Not Your Own

“…I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (NLT, Romans 12:1-2)

Love Each Other

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (NLT, Romans 12:9-10)