Monthly Archives: May 2014

May Interlude

During these three days we are not reading Matthew take some time to reflect on what God has been teaching you as we have been doing these reading.  Then please share some or all of those reflections here.

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May 28- Ch. 28

The priests and Jewish leaders thought Jesus was a heretic during his ministry.  You would think after hearing from the soldiers what had happened at the tomb they would have softened their position and began to wonder if Jesus was … Continue reading

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May 27- Ch. 27

Two thoughts this morning.  First, we are told that there was a practice of releasing one prisoner at Passover.  I wonder if it was always done the same way- giving the crowd two prisoners to choose between.  I think this … Continue reading

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May 26- Ch. 26

Ok, I think I may be a bit confused but here is an observation.  The Jewish leaders came to the conclusion not to arrest Jesus during the Passover.  My understanding is the Passover starts on sunset of the day the … Continue reading

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May 25- Ch. 25

The thing that is so frustrating for me today in regard to this chapter is it hard to distinguish between who is really hungry, thirsty, and naked and those who use the pretense as a scam.  I wonder if people … Continue reading

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May 24- Ch. 24

When I have heard people talk about the end times they always refer to wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes and famines as being evidence of the closeness of the end.  As I read here, the better evidence that the end … Continue reading

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May 23- Ch. 23

Two verses caught my attention this morning:   32 And you will complete the sin that your ancestors started… And…. 34 So I tell you this: I am sending to you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them … Continue reading

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May 22- Ch. 22

In thinking about the church of today, I think everyone would agree that it is not as affective as it could be.  I think the words of Jesus in this chapter may touch on part of the reason.  Verse 29, … Continue reading

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May 21- Ch. 21

When the Jewish leaders got on Jesus about what the children were saying, he quoted them out of Psalms.  But it was only part of the verse.  Psalm 8:2 reads, You have taught children and babies to sing praises to … Continue reading

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May 20- Ch. 20

Here’s an interesting question to ponder:  Was the idea of sitting at Jesus’ right and left James and John’s idea or their mother’s?  I wonder if mom Zebedee had felt the boys had wasted their lives and should get something … Continue reading

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