Monthly Archives: September 2014
Matthew says “some” of the guards went to the chief priests. I wonder what the others did. The elders did not buy their silence. I wonder if they relayed the true story.
The crowd made a wrong choice in choosing Barabbas over Jesus. How often do we make wrong choices of choosing other people or things over Jesus? I wonder if this was planned to foretell what people would do in generations … Continue reading
Has anyone ever wondered why Judas used a kiss? I am sure the people who arrested Jesus probably knew who he was. Even if they didn’t Judas could have just pointed him out. Another point of wonder and questions.
On the parable of the virgins. I think Jesus is telling his disciples not to be short-sighted when it comes to viewing the circumstances of life. We always need to keep the bigger picture in mind- God’s picture. It may … Continue reading
I have to confess, the issue concerning the end times is something I have never felt comfortable with because it is sooooooo wide open to interpretation and speculation. In terms of the Gospel being preached in the whole world, if … Continue reading
I noticed this morning in v. 34 Jesus says, “Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers.” He is speaking in future tense. I wonder if this is a reference to the persecution of the early church.
In this chapter we have one of the two mentions of the Herodians in the New Testament (the other is in Luke 13:31. The Herodians were in cahoots with the Pharisees to get Jesus, and, unlike the Pharisees, they were … Continue reading
Something I found interesting today. After Jesus’ authority is questioned, he directs his next two parables to the Pharisees. In fact he engages them in a dialogue about the parables. Maybe he did, but I don’t remember him doing this … Continue reading
The parable of a vineyard worker is about how God rewards those who serve him…whether for a long time or a short time. I think it also teaches us about how we need to focus on, and be thankful for, … Continue reading