“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32) In this chapter, Jesus speaking to those who have already made a commitment to him (Matthew 10:1). He’s challenging Christians. When you first hear this verse, it sounds like an […]
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