Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 18- Ch. 18

10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”  It appears to me Jesus is telling the disciples that … Continue reading

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July 17- Ch. 17

Notice when the disciples want to build tents for the 3 figures, Jesus does not respond to them.  Rather he moves them off the mountain top.  The disciples wanted to dwell on their mountain top experience, and Jesus wanted them … Continue reading

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July 16- Ch. 16

22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Peter is so funny, because he is like most of us.  He tries to tell Jesus what is or is … Continue reading

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July 15- Ch. 15

In the first verse it says the Pharisees came from Jerusalem.  If you check on a map, Gennnesaret is some 100 miles from Jerusalem.  Not far by todays’ standards, but in the days of Jesus that would have been a … Continue reading

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July 14- Ch. 14

I realized this morning when Peter lost his focus and got into trouble, Jesus did not wait for him to sink before he reached out to him.  In the story it says Peter “beginning to sink.”  I had always imagined … Continue reading

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July 13- Ch. 13

I had never noticed this before, but having preached on this a few weeks ago, it jumped out at me.  The farmer did not know at first there were weeds in his crop.  v 26 reads, “When the wheat sprouted … Continue reading

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July12- Ch.12

The man Jesus healed on the sabbath…he said nothing about healing him.  He just said, “Stretch out you hand.”  I wonder if Jesus knew the faith of the man?  Or because he was doing it to make a point, the … Continue reading

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July 11- Ch. 11

Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  Jesus uses the words gentle and humble to describe himself.  I wished I … Continue reading

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July 10- Ch. 10

 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father,     a daughter against her mother, a … Continue reading

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July 09- Ch. 9

In this chapter toward the end, Jesus sees the people as “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”  When sheep are without a shepherd they just run around and do whatever they want.  The shepherd brings order to the … Continue reading

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