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Summer Bible Study: Sermon on the Mount: Week 3, Day 5: Matthew 6:25-34


Do not worry about life, food, your body, and clothes. God takes care of the birds, and you are more valuable to God than them. Will worrying add an hour to your life? (In fact, all it does is take away an hour or more from your life).

Don’t worry about your clothes. The lilies of the field are more splendid than Solomon’s clothes ever were. If God clothes the lilies as such, won’t he clothe you, too?

Do not worry about your basic needs; God knows you need them. If you seek God’s kingdom and righteousness, all things will be given to you. Thus, don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Focus on the day at hand.

Questions for Matthew 6:25-34

12) The birds, the flowers, the grass. He takes care of all of these creatures, and mankind is greater, so He takes care of us.

13) Good question. I don’t worry a whole lot. I’ve learned over the years to turn it over to Him. I guess right now it would be worrying over my family.

14) When you seek God, He will provide everything you need. Do not worry for God is in control. He’s provided the Bible, other Christians, this forum for community, financial stability, a good job, a good home, everything.

Conclusions to Sermon on the Mount Matthew 6:25-34

I love how worry is a sin! I’ve never thought of it this way! Because when you worry, you fail to have faith that God will provide and that He will do what He says He will do, which is provide for us.

Worry does not add time to your life; it takes away. Think of the amount of time you worry about things.

When you find yourself worrying, meditate on God, His Word, and Creation. Know He has you right where He wants you!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Christ’s Life and Work: Week 2, Day 5: Matthew 26:36-46

Summary of Matthew 26:36-46

Jesus and the disciples went to the Garden of Gethesmane. He told them to wait while he went and prayed. He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee (James and John) with him. He become sorrowful and troubled. He then left them, asking them to keep watch, and stepped further away. He prayed on his face to God to take the cup from him if it was God’s will.

He returned to his disciples who were sleeping. He chastized them for not keeping watch. He told them to watch and pray so they don’t fall into temptation.

He went away again and prayed to God to take the cup from him. He found them sleeping a second time. Then Jesus went a third time, praying the same prayer. He returned to his disciples, saying he is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Questions for Matthew 26:36-46

12) Jesus knows he will face pain and torture by the Romans and that death by crucifixion is incredibly painful. Yet, he prayed for God’s will to be done, not his, and he walked the path God had for him unwaveringly. Jesus prayed to God and surrended to His will whole-heartedly.

13) He is fully human with human emotions. He remained sinless. He loved everyone, including the disciples who let him know. He was sorrowful. He sacrificed his life for humanity to be saved. He is fully God.

14) Thank you, Jesus for your undying devotion to humanity and your sacrifice of yourself for all of us. My gratitude cannot be expressed.

Conclusions to WordGo Christ’s Life and Work Matthew 26:36-46

We see Jesus’ undying faithfulness to a faithless people. We see Jesus pray in his darkest hour for strength to fulfill his destiny. We see his caring of his people. We see hope in Christ as he frees us from sin.

We can look to Jesus as our example. He prays; we pray. He cares; we care. He loves; we love. It’s truly that simple.

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Bible Study Tools: What Does it Mean to Be a Servant of God?

In this second part of our series on what does it mean to serve, we’ll take a look at a few more meanings of this elusive term. Contact me with questions!


  • A servant does his master’s work. The servant performs God’s work for God, or on God’s behalf. We carry out God’s will and labor for Him willingly. Paul said, “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.” (2 Corinthians 12:15).
  • A servant follows his master. Where God leads, you go through green pastures and dark valleys. He takes up his cross (Luke 9:23) to remain pure in an evil world.
  • A servant is satisfied with what his master pays. We are content with what God has given us in this world. We don’t grumble.
  • A servant defends the honor of his master. A servant defends God and speaks up for Him to others.

Hopefully, this will give you more of an ideas of what a servant of God is. Contact AToZMomm with questions!

Bible Study Tools: What Does it Mean to Be a Servant?

We are called to be servants of God. But what exactly does that mean? In this blog post, I’ll dive into that question. Contact me today!


  • A servant serves one master. When we’re called to be servants of God, it means that we serve only one master: God. We let go of our sins, and we joyfully use our lives for God. In the end, we’ll have eternal life (Romans 6:22).
  • A servant follows God, not himself. We are to do God’s bidding, not our own. Servants listen for God’s voice, and follow it.
  • A servant is bound to his master, in this case, God. Through our faith and baptism, we have promised ourselves to God — a promise we cannot break.

Being a servant of God is not easy. Stay tuned for our next blog post for more on being a servant of God, and contact AToZMomm with questions.

Bible Study Plans: What is My Responsibility as a Believer?

Responsibility these days is hard to find. No one wants to take any. That’s why when asked what is your responsibility as a believer, many Christians have no idea what that is. In this blog post by AtoZMomm, we’ll answer that question for you. Contact me with questions!


  • Unwavering belief in Jesus as the Son of God and in his resurrection and death for our sins.
  • “Standing firm, letting nothing move us” and “always giving ourselves full to the work of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
  • If we have no eternal home or earthly ramifications then we will be “tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14).
  • God has given us everything; we need to give to him everything in return.


Until the Lord returns, there are souls to reach and ministries of every sort to be performed. We are responsible for our money, time, energy, talents, gifts, bodies, minds, and spirits, and we should invest in nothing that does not in some way contribute to the work of the Lord. James tells us, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead” (James 2:26).

We are to work for the Lord always and faithfully. Our work is eternal benefits in heaven.

“Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:24).

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Bible Study Plans: Best Bible Scholars Part 4

We’ve been taking a look at influential Bible scholars of the past. Here’s the last post in our series. Contact AToZMomm with questions!


  • Francis of Assisi (1182-1226). Perhaps best known as the priest who loved animals, Francis of Assisi was one of the primary influences of orders within the Catholic church. He is a saint who founded the Franciscan orders and is credited with setting up the first live nativity scene.
  • Jerome or Saint Jerome (347-420). Saint Jerome’s primary contribution to Christianity is translating the Bible into Latin (the version known as the Vulgate, which was the official Bible of the Catholic Church throughout the Middle Ages), and he wrote commentaries on the Bible.
  • Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). Teresa of Avila was a nun who reformed the Carmelite Orders. She wrote extensively on Christian mysticism and meditation and was an apologist for Catholicism
  • Karl Barth (1886-1968). Karl Barth was a Swiss Reformed theologian who is most well known for his landmark The Epistle to the Romans and his five volume theological summa the Church Dogmatics. He is the father of “neo-orthodoxy” and influential in the movement to reject theological liberalism.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series on Bible scholars as much as I have. Contact AToZMomm with questions!

Bible Study Plans: Best Bible Scholars Part 3

In our continuing blog series, we’ll take a look at more influential Bible scholars. Contact AToZMomm with questions!


  • C.S. Lewis (1898-1963). C.S. Lewis is best known for his Chronicles of Narnia series, a children’s books series that uses another world and fantasy high-adventure story as a metaphor for God and man. However, he is widely regarded as the best Christian apologists of his time, which is someone who defends Christianity against objections.
  • Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). Jonathan Edwards was an American revivalist preacher, philosopher, and Congregationalist Protestant theologian. Edwards is widely regarded as one of the America’s most important and original philosophical theologians, focusing on determination and harmony. Best known for his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” he wrote many books and was responsible for revivals in the church. He was also the grandfather of Aaron Burr, America’s third Vice President.
  • John Milton (1608-1674). Best known for Paradise Lost, John Milton wrote poetry and polemic writings that have had a great deal of influence on theology. He served under Cromwell and spoke and wrote many  languages
  • John Knox (1513-1572). John Knox founded the Presbyterian Church in Scotland. He helped lead Scotland’s Protestant Reformation and contributed greatly to the Book of Common Prayer. He was King Edward VI’s royal chaplain until Mary I rose to the throne when Kind Edward died.

Just reading some of these men’s select writings is fascinating and worthy of your time. Contact me with questions!

Bible Study Plans: Best Bible Scholars Part 2

In our continuing look at the most influential Bible scholars of all time, AtoZMomm‘s blog will examine five more. Contact me with questions!


  • John Wesley (1703-1791). One of the most practical theologians of all time, John Wesley is a controversial pick for an influential scholar mainly because most of his work is based on his life experiences as a deep lover of God and Christ. Responsible for the Methodist movement, John Wesley also penned amazing hymns that are still popular today, such as Christ, the Lord Has Risen Today and Depth of Mercy, Can it Be.
  • Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892).  One of my personal favorites was Charles Spurgeon. He was an English Baptist preacher. He published copious amounts of work, including his sermons. A powerful speaker, he held audiences spellbound and is responsible for untold number of converts. His Treasury of David commentary on the book of Psalms is unparalleled.
  • Carl Friedrich Keil (1807-1888).  Carl Keil, along with Franz Delitzsch, wrote one the most comprehensive commentaries on the Old Testament that is still used today. They explain the origin of sin versus free will beautifully.
  • Franz Delitzsch (1819-1890). Franz Delitzsch, along with Carl Keil, wrote one the most comprehensive commentaries on the Old Testament that is still used today. See their commentary for the origin of sin versus free will analysis.
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981). A physician turned preacher, Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a great expository preacher and wrote an amazing commentary on the book of Romans.

These Bible scholars wrote amazing works that we all could use to further our study of the Bible. Contact me with questions!

Bible Study Plans: Best Bible Scholars Part 1

When you study the Bible, it’s helpful to read what God has revealed to others. Different ideas and perspectives can spur your own Bible study and take you deeper in God’s Word. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the best Bible scholars you can use to aid your Bible study journey. Contact AtoZMomm with questions!


  • Athanasius of Alexandria (298-373). Most of  you have probably never heard of Athanasius of Alexandria before. However, without him, there might be many different beliefs about God. He was one of the first to argue for the Trinity, his writings inspired the monastic movement in the Middle Ages, he put together the 27 books of the New Testament, but most importantly, he was the primary author of the Nicene Creed, which put down in writing the beliefs that Jesus and the Apostles taught to eliminate questions of what was acceptable and was was not in the new Christian movement.
  • St Augustine of Hippo (354-430). It’s helpful when studying the Bible to look at the saints, as most made significant contributions to theology (the study of God and religious beliefs). St. Augustine of Hippo was one of the first Christians outside of the Apostles to help further the teachings of Jesus in a time when writings were few and far between. He converted to Christianity and made the most influence in his writings refuting the idea that man did not God to be saved and that man is inherently good. He was the first to advocate the idea of a just war and his theology formed the foundation of the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). A philosopher as well as a theologian, Thomas Aquinas was one of the first to look for rational proofs of the existence of God. He believed that Faith and Reason led to truly knowing God, and he greatly influenced the idea of mortal and venial sins.
  • John Calvin (1509-1564). John Calvin taught that scripture must interpret scripture, that God is sovereign in salvation, and used the Covenant as the organizing principle of theology. Many churches and denominations, including Calvinism, use John Calvin as the chief expositor of their beliefs.
  • Matthew Henry (1662-1714). An English Presbyterian pastor, Matthew Henry is famous for his commentaries on the entire Bible (which we’ve discussed here), which cover every verse in detail. His commentaries are lauded for being insightful, thought-provoking, and practical in application. Those who have read all of his commentaries say they are life-changing.

These are just some of the many Bible scholars who have influenced many and helped countless others in their walk with God and Christ. Stay tuned for more Bible scholars who have left a major impact on theology. Contact me today!

Bible Study Plans: The Best Specific Bible Commentaries

In my last blog post, I discussed the best overview Bible Commentaries. Today, I’ll discuss the ones that are more specific to books. Contact me with questions!


Bible commentaries are indispensable for studying the Bible. Grab one today, and contact me with questions!