Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mar. 18- Ch. 18

“Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks!”  I wonder how often I have been a stumbling block.  Too many times to count I am sure.  God forgive me!

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Mar. 17- Ch. 17

Talking about the temple tax, Jesus makes a point that I never caught before.  A king does not tax his own children, but he taxes others.  I think Jesus may have been making the point that the temple tax was … Continue reading

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Mar. 16- Ch. 16

“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  To hear these words from Jesus must have shocked the disciples.  At this point, they were aware Jesus was going to … Continue reading

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Mar. 15- Ch. 15

The Canaanite woman received healing for her daughter because she persisted in asking for Jesus to heal her.  In thinking about the analogy Jesus uses of dogs getting the children’s food, and the woman coming back with even dogs get … Continue reading

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Mar. 14- Ch. 14

Did you notice the disciples’ reaction to Jesus walking on the water?  They saw him and thought he was a ghost and was afraid.  They didn’t see him and wonder to themselves who or what was that.  Their minds went … Continue reading

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Mar. 13- Ch. 13

I am always amazed when I hear Jesus rattle off parable after parable.  Being able to tell “stories” like that is a lost art in our culture.  I wonder how much better we could share the Gospel if we were … Continue reading

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Mar. 12- Ch. 12

When the Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of the devil, he made them look silly by showing how illogical that was.  I have to shake my head because Jesus still has critics in our day, … Continue reading

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Mar. 11- Ch. 11

So in reading this chapter this morning, this phrase caught my attention, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. I wonder what Jesus meant.  A … Continue reading

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Mar. 10- Ch. 10

We don’t talk much in the church about this phrase, “so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”  I think what Jesus was saying was we are to use our cunning as we share the Gospel. Cunning is not … Continue reading

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Mar. 09- Ch. 9

At the beginning of this chapter Jesus heals the paralytic, and the reaction of the crowd, as recorded by Matthew,  is perplexing:When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority … Continue reading

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