Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aug. 28- Ch. 28

When Jesus told the disciples, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” I wonder what was running through their mind. The Holy Spirit hadn’t been given to them yet. I wonder if they … Continue reading

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Aug. 27- Ch. 27

I think it is interesting when this chapter starts, the religious leaders had Jesus in hand, and they wanted him killed, but at this point they still hadn’t decided how to make that happen. Apparently, in their case, it took … Continue reading

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Aug. 26- Ch.26

When Jesus was before the high priest, he never made any direct claims about himself. This exchange is what led the high priest to call Jesus a blasphemer: The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by … Continue reading

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Aug. 25- Ch. 25

In the parable of the talents, the master tells the first two servants “Come and share your master’s happiness!” I am not sure exactly what this means. I wonder if it was an idiom for sharing in the master’s wealth.

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Aug. 24- Ch. 24

Jesus says in this chapter, “And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven.” Surely he is not talking about all his followers as well? Or … Continue reading

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Aug. 23- Ch. 23

For the first time, I realize reading this chapter that Jesus was goading the religious leaders to kill him. “Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!” were his words to them. I wonder if this was the tipping … Continue reading

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Aug. 22- Ch. 22

I think it is interesting that the Sadducees and Pharisees kept after Jesus trying to trap him until he himself laid a trap for them and sprung it. When Jesus caught them in the conundrum of trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Aug. 21- Ch. 21

After Jesus tells the parable of the tenants, no one, not even his disciples ask him what it means. The scripture says even the chief priests and Pharisees knew he was talking about them. Maybe the disciples were finally getting … Continue reading

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Aug. 20- Ch. 20

In reading the parable of the landowner, a thought occurred to me this morning.  From what I have read it is the central point of the parable that matters, not the extraneous stuff that happens, and Jesus seems to indicate … Continue reading

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Aug. 19- Ch. 19

When Jesus tells the Pharisees, concerning marriage, “What God has joined, let no man separate,” they respond with, “Why did Moses COMMAND a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”  They used the word command … Continue reading

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