Tag Archives: The gospel of Matthew

In Jesus’ Words: By what authority? (Matthew 21:23-27)

The average church sermon is probably only remembered for about twenty minutes after it has ended, or until we get to lunch.  But the words of Jesus have been remembered and recited for over 2000 years after he spoke them. Jesus only directly … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 19 – an angel visits Joseph

Joseph considered divorcing Mary from their engagement when he heard the news that she was with child. But that was not God’s plan. This becomes the third time an angel appears announcing the baby Jesus – first to Zecharia, father of … Continue reading

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31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 18 – Joseph is engaged to Mary

Our Christmas story now switches to the book of Matthew for more details about Mary’s engagement to Joseph.  The author Matthew was originally a tax collector (considered to be one of the lowest class of sinners in those days).  Yet … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: How to be Blessed (Matthew 4-5)

“From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”  Matthew 4:17 What did Jesus mean by that?  What had happened from that time on? I hope you will spend a few minutes … Continue reading

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