Tag Archives: Matthew’s Gospel

Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 12:1-14

We have noted often how the Pharisees had added quite a few restrictions to the Law that were not required by Moses. They had done so as part of their shift to Hellenized rationalism, which turned their Hebrew mysticism into … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:34-42

Jesus continues the theme of otherworldliness. Here He injects a few notes from the Talmud, where it is predicted that the generation of the Messiah’s coming would see social chaos, a breakdown in the traditional shalom. But it’s more than … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:16-22

We continue with the same context as in the previous lesson: Jesus gives His disciples a commission to share His haggadah on the Galilean preaching circuit. This is all under the Covenant of Moses, but specifically fitting in with rabbinical … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:5-15

Most people don’t quite get what’s going on here. First, we have to understand something of the religious behavior of Jesus’ day. Jesus was an established rabbi; no one questioned His status. He probably wore a distinctive rabbinical garment. We … Continue reading

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Feeding a Need: Teachings of Jesus

I’ve gotten some feedback on the Sermon the Mount series, though not much. What little I have gotten suggests it’s feeding a need. So for now, I’m going to continue marching through the teachings of Jesus as recorded in Matthew. … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 20

Jesus uses another common parable from the Talmud. It was widely known in that part of the world that during rainy season, it could fall in torrents, rinsing the rocky places bare and flooding the wadis. Jesus could have easily … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 2

Salt and Light: Matthew 5:13-16 Once more, take a moment to consider that there were two primary points of focus in the Sermon on the Mount: the Covenant and the Messiah. Jesus is teaching how to restore the Covenant and … Continue reading

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