Dec. 19- Ch. 19

This chapter says people brought the little children to Jesus.  When the disciples refused them, they not only were doing a disservice to the children, but also to the people (most likely parents) who brought them.

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Dec. 18- Ch. 18

As Jesus told the disciples how to deal with sin, I wonder what Matthew thought when Jesus told them if a sinner didn’t listen you are to “treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.”

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Dec. 17- Ch. 17

I was hit by the fact Jesus talked about his death and resurrection twice in this chapter.  I still do not get how come the disciples did not get the fact that Jesus was going to resurrect.

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Dec. 16- Ch. 16

I have said many times that I think the disciples were caught off guard when Jesus talked about taking up their cross and following him.  But as I read this, as Jesus explained what was going to happen to him, … Continue reading

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Dec. 15- Ch. 15

Jesus healed the people.  The results of those healing were recorded by Matthew- “So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of … Continue reading

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Dec. 14- Ch. 14

I never noticed this before, but in v. 30 Matthew writes, “But seeing the wind, he [Peter} became frightened, and beginning to sink.”  How could Peter have seen the wind?  He was seeing things that weren’t there.  But isn’t that … Continue reading

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Dec. 13- Ch. 13

In verse 16 Jesus tells the disciples, “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.”  I am not sure how well the disciples saw and heard.  In my opinion, some of their actions prove … Continue reading

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Dec. 12- Ch. 12

At the beginning of this chapter, Jesus is on a roll.  He manages to challenge the Sabbath rules twice in one Sabbath, ticking off the Pharisees both times.

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Dec. 11- Ch. 11

 “29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” So reading this morning, I … Continue reading

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Dec. 10- Ch. 10

40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will … Continue reading

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