The Gospel of Matthew, Part 27

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 27

Matthew 12:15-35 Isaiah’s Servant of God 1.Jesus withdraws, knowing the evil plots of the Pharisees- many flee with Him and are healed. 2.Jesus speaks about the Kingdom and how important it is to understand a united one. Accusation- he is a demon- how does he deal with them? He who...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 26

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 26

Matthew 12:1-14 Breaking the Sabbath Law, the Claim of Human Need, Love and Law Opening thoughts and basis for discussion In every life, there are a series of crucial events, decisive moments, which cause that life to change. Likewise, we see in the life of Jesus such a period of...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 25

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 25

The Gospel of Matthew 11:12-30 John and Jesus are Rejected Jesus praises John as a man who is not an insubstantial reed, blown about by the winds of popularity, but a man of principle, moved by no one’s threats. John the Baptist is pivotal to the closing of the Old...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 24

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 24

Matthew 11:1-11 Christ and John the Baptist “Are you the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Is this a question for the sake of John’s disciples? Is this a question of impatience? Or is this a question of dawning faith and hope? When we understand Jesus’ response in...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

Matthew 10:24-42 ENCOURAGEMENT TO FEARLESS WITNESS “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his lord.” A disciple can expect at least the same persecution as their Lord received. A disciple must resolve not to be afraid. A disciple should speak the truth, not fearing the slanders...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 22

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 22

Matthew 10:16 – 25 The Challenge of the King to His Messengers, The Prudence of the King’s Messenger, The Coming of The King, The Kings’ Messenger and the King’s Sufferings +Opening Thoughts and Basis for discussion We are called to become witnesses and by extension sufferers for Christ. The knowledge...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

1. He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. 2. The 12 disciples are named and paired together: Simon – first called Peter, Andrew – his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 20

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 20

The Gospel of Matthew 9:27-31 Faith’s Test and Faith’s Reward, The Two Reactions +Son of David have mercy on us! We hear this phrase used many times in the Gospels. It is noteworthy to mention that this phrase is always used by crowds or by people who knew Jesus only...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 19

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 19

Opposition from the Pharisees 1. Jesus Heals the Paralytic (1-8) 1. Forgiving the sins of the paralytic 2. Effort of his friends 3. “That you may know the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins.” 2. The Call of Matthew (9-13) 1. Gospel written by a member...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:18-34 Unconditional Loyalty; A storm Calmed; The Gergesene Demoniacs The way to glory always involves a cross The miracle that can be seen in Matt 8-22 is the miracle of the impact of the personality of Jesus on men. This is a story about the impact...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 17

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 17

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:5 – 17: The Centurion’s Servant Healed; Fulfilling Prophecy: Healings and Exorcisms Opening thoughts and basis for discussion Jesus spoke the word and the servant of the centurion was healed. The Jew had to learn that the Passport to God’s presence is not membership of...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 7:21 – 8:4 Matthew 7:21 Jesus teaches Enter through the narrow gate- there is a great temptation to not do so. Opposition to Christ coming from the Israelite community- mainly the Pharisee’s who were being severely challenged by Jesus Christ teachings and therefore felt threatened....

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