Monthly Archives: March 2014
Such a strange mix of emotions when the women left the tomb- fear and great joy. If we had a chance to talk to them, I wonder what they would say about it.
I just realized something this morning. I wondered how Matthew and the rest of the Synoptic Gospel writers knew that the veil of the temple was torn when Jesus died. The only group of people that would have known that … Continue reading
Most non-believers see Jesus as a wuss during this time. But when you read words coming from Jesus like, “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions … Continue reading
Have you noticed how fond Matthew is of phrases like, “throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Every time I read those phrases I realize how bad it will be for those … Continue reading
There are those who believe that the church will not go through the tribulation during the end times. I am not sure how someone can read this chapter and still believe that.
Most of the woes are easy to say “not me” to. However this one hits close to home, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the … Continue reading
At some point I am going to have to do some research on the parable of the marriage feast. I understand the first part of the parable, but I don’t get the part about the guest not having a wedding … Continue reading
In Jesus’ exchange with the Pharisees about authority, I think we get a really good example of what Jesus meant when he said,” so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Ch. 10). I think the reason Jesus was … Continue reading
About the blind men Jesus healed. I don’t think I’ve read anywhere else in Matthew when Jesus healed someone Matthew tells us they “followed him.” I am almost sure that it happened, but this is the only place Matthew specifically … Continue reading