Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Child’s Bread… and the Dog

Matthew 15:21-28 After His encounter with the Pharisees from Jerusalem in the last section, and His instruction to the disciples, Jesus heads into Gentile territory to show the disciples His teaching in action. Remember that in this section, Jesus has … Continue reading

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Jesus, Disciple and Pharisee

Matthew 15:1-20 Matthew continues to move forward in his narrative, and beginning with this passage, he shows Jesus teaching the disciples to keep their distance from the Jewish religious leaders and their teachings. The scene begins with a confrontation between … Continue reading

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Jesus Takes a Stroll

Matthew 14:22-36 This is a familiar story; actually it serves as the ending of the story of the feeding of the 5,000, connected as it is with the previous passage. Since it is a familiar narrative, and since you have … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: December 16, 2015

This morning’s sky, just at sunrise…

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Jesus Steps Out of the Spotlight…

…and the crowds went with Him! Matthew 14:13-21 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. (14:13) When Jesus heard about … Continue reading

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“Sorry, we don’t have any vacancies”

 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no … Continue reading

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John the Baptist Attends a Party

Matthew 14:1-12 This passage is the last in the section of Matthew’s Gospel that began in 11:2 in which were have seen the growing misunderstanding and rejection of Jesus and His message of the Kingdom of heaven. In this passage, … Continue reading

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Prophets, Hometowns and Honor

When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the … Continue reading

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“Have you understood all these things?”

“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come… for a Monday Morning

A couple of weeks back i had a post on this song; an amazing song. Today I have a video to share with you, and I think you’re going to like it, for not only is this a great song, … Continue reading

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