Tag Archives: Jesus reinforced Moses

Teachings of Jesus — John 9:1-5

The background of everything in Scripture is always the covenants. In this case, a significant element in Jesus’ ministry was restoring the Covenant of Moses and all its blessings. Had the Jews been faithful to Moses, many of His miracles … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 8:13-20

When the members of the Sanhedrin brought before Jesus the woman caught in adultery, they weren’t the only critics around. After the accusers all left, there were still several Pharisees observing this whole scene. After Jesus turned and told His … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — John 7:14-24

This chapter of John’s Gospel opens with about six months after the events in Chapter 5, wherein Jesus healed the paralyzed man on the Sabbath. The Sanhedrin were seeking to lay hands on Jesus with the intent to secretly execute … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 23:23-33

Jesus said that the Scribes and Pharisees were always missing the point. Stopping to consider in your heart what was really important is still hard work today. The rabbis had reduced the study of the Covenant Law to a mere … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 22:15-22

Taxation in cash, goods or labor is a common duty of humanity in this world. There are some who theorize that it amounts to theft, but the Bible presumes feudal obligations. Everyone serves someone, and taxation itself is not evil. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 19:3-12

Let’s remind ourselves that Jesus keeps calling for a return to the Covenant. What will Messiah’s reign demand of His subjects? The problem addressed here is the long and deep drift of Israel from that Covenant. The Jews no longer … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 6

Reputation for Honesty 5:33-37 The corrupt oral traditions in Jesus’ day saw the Pharisees and friends holding forth a catalog of various oaths. Each one was supposed to be appropriate for different contexts. These men were swearing on everything imaginable: … Continue reading

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