Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nov. 16- Ch. 16

So here is an interesting question.  The scripture says Jesus told his disciples about his imending suffering, death, AND resurrection.  If he told them about the resurrection why was Peter so upset?  I would think they would have seen what … Continue reading

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Nov. 15- Ch. 15

In this chapter the Pharisees seem to reach a new plateau of pettiness. Jesus is ministering in Galilee.  Matthew seems to imply that some Pharisees came from Jerusalem (a 68 mile walk) to ask Jesus, “Why do your disciples break the … Continue reading

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Nov. 14- Ch. 14

I mentioned a couple of months ago about Jesus wanting to get away, but being so in tune with the Father, he ministered to the people instead.  I realized this morning that not only did he minister to them, but … Continue reading

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Nov. 13- Ch. 13

Verse 22- “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.”  I did not remember the part of the … Continue reading

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Nov. 12- Ch. 12

At this point of his ministry, the Pharisees must be stalking Jesus night and day.  I draw this conclusion because they must have been following him and his disciples walking through  the field.  Otherwise, how would they have “saw this.” … Continue reading

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Nov. 11- Ch. 11

Verse 12 says, “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,[d] and violent people have been raiding it.” The [d] footnote in NIV says, “or advances forcefully.”  The dvd the … Continue reading

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Nov. 10- Ch. 10

In among the instructions Jesus gave the disciples when they went out were these words, 21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.”  I wonder … Continue reading

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Nov. 09- Ch.9

The leader of the synagogue came and asked that Jesus raise his daughter from the dead.  I am not 100% sure, but I think this is the only time that it is recorded that someone requested Jesus raise someone from … Continue reading

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Nov. 08- Ch. 8

In the healing of the leper, all Jesus would have had to do was speak the words and he would have been healed.  But notice what he does– he touches him.  He did this even in light of the fact … Continue reading

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Nov. 07- Ch. 7

In v. 7 Jesus tells us seek and you will find.  Then in v. 14 he says, “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  By implication that means … Continue reading

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