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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 22:23-46

In these three conversations, most people can understand the point of each teaching. What most readers miss is the divine mystery of revelation itself that ties these teachings together. Your Bible is ink on paper; there’s nothing special about that. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 22:1-14

There is little confusion about this parable. Jesus continues His condemnation of the Sanhedrin and Temple officials. He uses another parable to paint their dire situation. Many eastern rulers used the wedding day of the heir as a day of … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 21:33-46

The situation continues from the previous lesson. Jesus is dealing with Jewish officials in the Temple grounds and they have questioned His authority. He told them it was the same authority as John the Baptist. He gave them the parable … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 20:20-28

The mother of James and John was Salome, the wife of Zebedee. Salome was the sister of Jesus’ mother, Mary. Thus, this was His closest kin apart from His mother. Yet, she came and worshiped Him as the Messiah. It … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 18:1-6

Up to now in Matthew’s narrative, Peter often took the lead in things because he was the eldest of the Twelve, and apparently the largest physically. But Jesus had not yet designated who would hold what position in His future … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 16:13-28

The underlying theme that ties this whole passage together is getting a proper image of Jesus inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven. It’s too easy to forget this all takes place in the context of Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) culture. A … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 15:1-20

The first few verses give us the context. It refers to the Talmudic ritual hand-washing that the Pharisees had made into a binding customary law. It appears to be one of the oldest and most revered customs in Jesus’ time. … Continue reading

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