Sunday, September 11


Matthew 4:12-17 NLT

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee. But instead of going to Nazareth, he went to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. This fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy:

“In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali,

beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River—

in Galilee where so many Gentiles live—

the people who sat in darkness

have seen a great light.

And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow,

a light has shined.”

From then on, Jesus began to preach, “Turn from your sins and turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”


The Kingdom: You enter it personally. You live in it corporately.

E. Stanley Jones, –Song of Ascents.

Be Perfect

Perfection excludes enemies with prejudice.

Perfect embraces them with blessing.

Perfection requires change before people are accepted.

Perfect accepts people as they are.

Perfection is a curse.

Perfect is a blessing.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this. I’m preparing to open the word today, September 11, 2011, and I’m going to call the body to bear witness and to be wrong. To live as Christ lived and to bear the sins of others even though the “wrong” is not our own.

    Gods’ blessings and joy be yours.

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