Tag Archives: Matthew’s Gospel

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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Sermon on the Mount 1

We have no good way of extrapolating backward from Matthew’s Greek Gospel to the Aramaic words Jesus spoke. Thus, we have to rely on Matthew’s choice of terminology and his knowledge of Greek. He was a cousin of Jesus who … Continue reading

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Comments on Matthew 18

I got distracted for a while, particularly with computer issues. I’m back in the saddle now and today I began working again on my revision of my Gospels commentary. Here’s a section from Matthew 18. ———— There had already arisen … Continue reading

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Mountain of Hearts

It was beautiful weather today but I couldn’t go riding. I had to wait for some kind of periodic mass maintenance at our apartments today; they wanted someone home because there’s a bit of risk involved in using their pass … Continue reading

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StT: Matthew 11:10

Another episode selected from the series “Gospel Red Herring: Spiritualizing the Text”. Jesus is discussing His cousin, John the Baptist, and quotes Malachi 3:1. There’s not much controversy here over what that means. Malachi has been hammering the Jewish leadership … Continue reading

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Spiritualizing the Text: Sample

I’m working back through the passages where the New Testament writers were guilty of “spiritualizing the text” of the Old Testament. That’s sarcasm; I reject the notion there is anything wrong with doing that. Yet the same people who assert … Continue reading

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