Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jul 28- Ch. 28

In v. 17 Matthew says, “When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.”  I wonder if he was talking about Thomas, or if there were more than just him.  Matthew says “some.”  That would imply more than just … Continue reading

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July 27- Ch. 27

In Matthew’s narrative of the crucifixion, he says in vv. 55-56, “Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.  Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and … Continue reading

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July 26- Ch. 26

Nowhere is scripture does it tell us where Jesus ate the Passover.  Church tradition has always been that it was the house of John Mark, Paul’s traveling companion and the author of the Gospel of Mark.  I had never read … Continue reading

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July 25- Ch. 25

In chapter 25 Jesus is still telling parables about the kingdom of heaven.  But there is a bit of a shift, v1- ““At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like…”  I am not sure what the difference for … Continue reading

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July 24- Ch. 24

Reading v. 22, “ “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” How can anyone believe and teach Christians will avoid the tribulation??  I just … Continue reading

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July 23- Ch. 23

I think the worst of these woes is the first one- “You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.”  I know … Continue reading

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July 22- Ch. 22

Back to a discussion of angels.  Jesus says in v. 30, “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.”  I wonder if this verse helps to contribute to … Continue reading

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Jul 21- Ch. 21

“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.”  I  wonder what was going through the Pharisees minds when they heard Jesus say this.  It … Continue reading

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July 20- Ch. 20

I just noticed that after the rich young ruler comes to Jesus at the end of chapter 19, he tells the disciples some who are first will be last and some last shall be first.  Then the beginning of chapter … Continue reading

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July19- Ch.19

The discourse Jesus gives regarding marriage and divorce gives us good insight into God’s perfect and permissive will.  God’s perfect will is that a man and wife should never be divorced.  Because of the hardness of the Israelites hearts, God’s … Continue reading

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