Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aug. 18- Ch. 18

Always when I have read this passage before, I have this scene in my head of Jesus calling over a child and the child crawls up un Jesus’ lap.  That is not what Matthew writes.  He says, he “placed the … Continue reading

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Aug. 17- Ch. 17

How quickly Peter slips from being the Golden Child to being the devil incarnate.  But that is what happens when you put what you want above what Jesus wants.

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Aug. 16- Ch. 16

You might think Jesus was avoiding giving the Pharisees a sign.  But he told them, “you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”  I think by that Jesus was telling them you have been given signs you just don’t see … Continue reading

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Aug. 15- Ch. 15

I wonder if Jesus REALLY believed he was sent to only the lost sheep of Israel, or if he said that so when the Canaanite woman questioned him about it, all of his disciples understood that he had come for a … Continue reading

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Aug. 14- Ch. 14

Jesus walking on the water was a miraculous thing in and of itself.  But the thing that I noticed this morning is that his movement on the water was very quick.  The disciples traveled by boat all night.  Jesus started … Continue reading

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Aug. 13- Ch. 13

I feel sorry for the people of Nazareth and their prejudices.  They were amazed by the teachings of Jesus, yet they could not see passed the prejudices that he was ONLY a carpenter’s son.  In the end, their prejudices cost … Continue reading

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Aug. 12- Ch. 12

To this day I don’t think we still get the concept of a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.  If we did, we would treat our fellow Christians a lot better.

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Aug. 11- Ch. 11

vv 2-3 “When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’”  I have hit on these verses before, but … Continue reading

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Aug. 10- Ch. 10

Some of the insights I have had reading Matthew are more significant than others.  This morning’s insight I would call significant.  At the start of the chapter, it says Jesus empowers the disciples to drive out spirits and heal diseases. … Continue reading

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Aug 09- Ch. 9

The thing I noticed this morning in this reading is when Jesus heals the man at the beginning of the chapter it says “Jesus saw their faith” (italics added).  So it seems this is a healing that was based on the … Continue reading

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