Narrative Lectionary: Matthew

Flavor in Your Ear

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13-16 (NRSV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot…

You Got This

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 4:1-17 (NLT) Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these…

Look In the Mirror

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 3:1-17 (NLT) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, 2 “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” 3 The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said,…

Our Family Story

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 1:1-17 (GNT) The Ancestors of Jesus Christ 1 This is the list of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, who was a descendant of Abraham. 2-6 From Abraham to King David, the following ancestors are listed: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and his brothers; then Perez and Zerah (their mother was…