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Tag Archives: Matthew’s Gospel
Jesus goes off on the Scribes and Pharisees. However, we must understand His condemnation in the context. First, this bunch was part of the government. Thus, He offers unique advice to His listeners regarding how to handle governing authorities: Do … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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