Monthly Archives: April 2014

Apr. 18- ch. 18

“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.”  This verse is often used by atheists to prove the … Continue reading

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Apr. 17- Ch. 17

Jesus did some things in his life only because he needed to identify himself to people in some way.  He didn’t really need to be baptized, but he was to “fulfill all righteousness.”  I think for a similar reason he … Continue reading

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Apr. 16- Ch. 16

The exchange between Jesus and Peter concerning the keys of the kingdom is often misunderstood.  Jesus was not talking about conforming heaven to fit what happens on earth, rather he was talking about doing God’s will on earth as it … Continue reading

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Apr. 15- Ch. 15

Concerning the encounter with the Canaanite woman.  Jesus had already healed other Gentiles why would he want to deny her?  I am not sure he did.  I am wondering if he said what he said so that people could see … Continue reading

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Apr. 14- Ch. 14

The end of this chapter reminds me of the end of chapter 8 where Jesus went to the land of the Gadarenes.  However, unlike chapter 8 where Jesus was implored to leave, in Gennesaret he was implored to allow them … Continue reading

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Apr. 13- Ch. 13

This verse caught my eye, “Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”  I think … Continue reading

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Apr. 12- Ch. 12

Twice now in 3 chapters Jesus alludes to Hosea 6:6, “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.”  For Jesus the issue of compassion is a big one.  The Bible tells us many times … Continue reading

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Apr. 11- Ch. 11

vv. 16-19 reveal how unbelievers can always find a reason for not believing.  No matter what is said to them, they can spin it so they can rationalize not turning to God.  Thank God, it is not our job to … Continue reading

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Apr. 10- Ch. 10

The last half of this chapter really drives home how difficult it is to be a disciple.  We need to love Jesus more than anything or anyone.  I wonder how many of us can honestly make that claim when it comes … Continue reading

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Apr. 09- Ch. 9

Jesus’ comments to the Pharisees about who needs a physician, brings to mind a line from a great sermon I heard on Sunday from Pastor Primo, as Iglesia Vision Nueva was celebrating their third anniversary.  Primo said, often the church … Continue reading

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