Author Archives: Don Merritt

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.

Great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3 What are you doing today? Are you going to work, to school, to the Mall? Will you be doing housework, yard work, watching TV…? Consider how much time we … Continue reading

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Jerusalem and the Temple Destroyed

Matthew 24:1-35 Matthew 24:3 contains the question the disciples asked Jesus privately about His remarks in 24:1-2, when overlooking downtown Jerusalem; He told them that the place was going to be destroyed. Their question, as I mentioned last time, was … Continue reading

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Matthew’s Story Continues

As mentioned in the last post, after Jesus completed His final public address with His lament for Jerusalem in 23:37-39, He and the disciples left the Temple area and walked to the Mount of Olives which overlooks the Temple Mount. … Continue reading

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Judgment!

Matthew 23:13-39 After the preamble of 23:1-12 that we discussed in the last post, Jesus continued into this passage, often referred to as “The Seven Woes”. In these verses, we reach the very climax of the confrontation that began when … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings: November 18, 2017

We’re coming up on Thanksgiving here in America, a day set aside each year to give thanks to God for all of His blessings in our lives and to our Nation. Every year as we approach this big day I … Continue reading

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Jesus Goes on the Offensive

Matthew 23:1-12 In these verses, Jesus goes on the offensive against His foe, and it is important to recognize that His foe is actually Satan, and not the Jewish religious leaders who have been deceived into playing the role as … Continue reading

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Perspective on Matthew’s Continuing Narrative

Matthew’s Gospel is one long narrative, with five themes that make up the five main sections of the book. Yet, even though there are shifts in theme, it is still one long narrative. Actually, if it helps you, we can … Continue reading

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