The Gospel of Matthew, Part 34

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 34

Matthew 14:28; 15:1-9 Collapse and Recovery, the Ministry of Christ, Clean and Unclean, Breaking God’s law to keep man’s law Opening thoughts and basis for discussion We cannot jump in feet first without knowing where our feet will land. It is necessary to consider all things, then speak or make...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 33

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 33

Matthew 14:13-27 Feeding the Five Thousand/ Walking on the Water Feeding the Five Thousand What is your ROI? You give them something and eat- Jesus calls the Apostles to action Send them away- why this response? What is the significance of the 5 loaves and 2 fish? 5 loaves- 5...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 32

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 32

Matthew 14:1-12 – Herod’s Fears Meaning of the story: The importance of knowing the people of the Bible passage, who they really are, and what their role is in the Bible passage. Today we are going to talk about the two main people in this Bible passage we will cover today....

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 31

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 31

Matthew 13:51-53 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Now it came to...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 30

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 30

Matthew 13:33 – 45 Parables of the Leaven, Hidden Treasure, and the Pear of Great Price To illustrate and make things familiar to his listeners, Christ drew from the scenes and activities of everyday life. The transforming power of leaven: Leaven is like yeast. It can be seen working yet...

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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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