Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Torch is Passed

  So much has been written, taught and debated concerning these few verses; I have done all of the above myself. For the purposes of this study of Matthew, I think it best to approach this strictly within its context … Continue reading

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Jesus Rises from the Grave

Matthew 28:1-15 Matthew’s account of the events that day, the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, varies from that of Mark and Luke, and while we can discuss that some other time, I would point out that Matthew’s account … Continue reading

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Jesus is Buried

Matthew 27:57-61 Matthew blows right through this part, and my original thought was that I would also blow past the burial of Jesus and then through the posting of guards, and concentrate on his account of the resurrection. Yet as … Continue reading

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The Way Ahead

As we begin a new year our life’s road stretches out before us.  Look ahead; what do you see? Like the picture you might see cold snow and ice for a piece, and then the thaw of spring out ahead… … Continue reading

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Fresh Snow

There’s something about fresh snow that’s sort of comforting, although it also seems a little dangerous at the same time.  Yes, it is cold, and it can be uncomfortable physically, and heaven knows I’m not all that crazy about shovelling … Continue reading

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God Keeps His Promises

Matthew 27:27-56 I doubt that you need me to go through the details of Matthew’s text concerning Jesus’ scourging and crucifixion, for you can probably tell the story yourself, and there is always the link to the text itself. Nor … Continue reading

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Pilate Bows to Pressure

Matthew 27:11-26 Matthew makes one thing very clear above all else; Pilate wanted nothing to do with the Jesus matter. Notice in verses 11-14 that Pilate is trying to engage Jesus in a defense against the charges brought by the … Continue reading

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