Home Devotions: Matthew 2:19-23 Jesus Christ is the Number of Our Days

The Text Matthew 2:19-23 (CSB) After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, because those who intended to kill the child are dead.” So he got up, took the child and his mother, and entered the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there....

May 28, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 2:13-18 Jesus Christ is Our Word Eternal

The Text Matthew 2:13–18 (CSB) 13 After they were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night, and escaped to Egypt....

May 21, 2022 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 2:1-12 Jesus Christ is Our King

The Text Matthew 2:1–12 (CSB) 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star at its rising and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this, he was deeply disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him....

May 7, 2022 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:24-25 Jesus Christ is Our Grace

The Text Matthew 1:24-25 (CSB) When Joseph woke up, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her but did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he named him Jesus. The Devotion What I am about to show you might sound like a stretch at first. But I want you and me not to glance over these two little verses before we get to Chapter Two....

April 30, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:22-23 Jesus Christ is Our Immanuel

The Text Matthew 1:22-23 (CSB) Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.” The Devotion Attiyq Youm: The Ancient of Days Daniel 7:9 (CSB) “As I kept watching, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat....

April 9, 2022 · 6 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:21 Jesus Christ is Our Savior

The Text Matthew 1:21 (CSB) She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” The Devotion It is one thing to say Mary, who is pregnant at the time, to give birth. It is another thing to know the sex of the child–that he will be a son to Mary. Another presumptuous to tell the husband of the wife pregnant with not your kid what his name is....

April 2, 2022 · 2 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:18-20 Jesus Christ is Our Righteousness

The Text Matthew 1:18-20 (CSB) The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant from the Holy Spirit. So her husband, Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit....

March 26, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:17 Jesus Christ is Our God

The Text Matthew 1:17 (CSB) So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the exile to Babylon until the Messiah, fourteen generations. The Devotion all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; The God of Abraham Genesis 15:4-7 (CSB) Now the word of the LORD came to him: “This one will not be your heir; instead, one who comes from your own body will be your heir....

February 19, 2022 · 4 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:12-16 Jesus Christ is Our Messiah

The Text Matthew 1:12–16 (CSB) 12 After the exile to Babylon Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel, Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, Abiud fathered Eliakim, Eliakim fathered Azor, 14 Azor fathered Zadok, Zadok fathered Achim, Achim fathered Eliud, 15 Eliud fathered Eleazar, Eleazar fathered Matthan, Matthan fathered Jacob, 16 and Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, who gave birth to Jesus who is called the Messiah....

February 12, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:7–12 Jesus Christ is Our Lineage

The Text Matthew 1:7–12 (CSB) 7 Solomon fathered Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered Abijah, Abijah fathered Asa, 8 Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, Joram fathered Uzziah, 9 Uzziah fathered Jotham, Jotham fathered Ahaz, Ahaz fathered Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, Manasseh fathered Amon, Amon fathered Josiah, 11 and Josiah fathered Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon....

February 5, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:1-6 Jesus Christ is Our Perfection

The Text Matthew 1:1–6 (CSB) 1 An account of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: 2 Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez fathered Hezron, Hezron fathered Aram, 4 Aram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon,...

January 29, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan

Home Devotions: Matthew 1:1 Jesus Christ is the Good News

The Text Matthew 1:1 (CSB) An account of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham The Devotion The Bible is about Jesus Christ. Now, why would we say that? Especially when we crack open the Bible, start at the beginning, Genesis 1 and read straight through all the way to Malachi chapter 4 verse 6 and we never see not word stitched together to form neither ‘Jesus’ nor ‘Christ’....

January 22, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Matthew: Introductions & Resources

The Introduction So why start up a new series? Do I need another series like I need another hole in my head? Perhaps. We moved to Kentucky from Oklahoma in early 2022 with my in-laws coming with. I started this series in anticipation that we might not find a local church instantly (Note: despite the published date, I am writing this on October 15, 2022. In short, God provided quickly. Praise be to God....

January 15, 2022 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan