Monthly Archives: November 2019

“Who do you say that I am?”

Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus and the disciples came to the region of Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asked them who people were saying that He was. They responded with several things He was being called. Then Jesus asked them a fateful question: … Continue reading

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Pharisees, Sadducees and… yeast?

Matthew 16:5-12 After the scene in which the Pharisees and Sadducees set aside their contempt for one another to attempt to trick Jesus into offering a sign, Jesus and His disciples once again head off across the lake. This time, … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it … Continue reading

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Feeding the Four Thousand

Matthew 15:29-39 After the incident with the Canaanite woman, Jesus moves back to the shore, and a crowd follows. He has just come back from Gentile territory, and the crowd from there is still following; this is important for us … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: November 14, 2019

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A Child’s Bread… and the Dog

Matthew 15:21-28 After His encounter with the Pharisees from Jerusalem in the last section, and His instruction to the disciples, Jesus heads into Gentile territory to show the disciples His teaching in action. Remember that in this section, Jesus has … Continue reading

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Jesus, Disciple and Pharisee

Matthew 15:1-20 Matthew continues to move forward in his narrative, and beginning with this passage, he shows Jesus teaching the disciples to keep their distance from the Jewish religious leaders and their teachings. The scene begins with a confrontation between … Continue reading

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