Monthly Archives: May 2019

Matthew 4: 18-25 Snagging the Fishers for Humanity and Spreading the Kingdom

Matthew 4: 18-25 Parallel Mark 1: 16-20, Luke 5: 1-11; John 1: 35-51 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Matthew 4: 12-17 The Kingdom’s Foothold

Matthew 4: 12-17 Parallel Mark 1: 14-15, Luke 4: 14-15 12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Matthew 4: 1-11 The Temptation in the Wilderness

Matthew 4: 1-11 Parallel Mark 1: 12-13, Luke 4: 1-13 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Perspectives from the Past-Reflections from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Writings in 1932-33

One of the gifts of reading more deeply into the lives and experiences of people in the past is the perspectives they can give us into our own time. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor during the critical time leading … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Historical Reflections | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Matthew 3: 13-17 The Baptism and Revelation of Jesus

Matthew 3: 13-17 Parallel Mark 1: 9-11, Luke 3: 21-22 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Matthew 3: 1-12 The Herald of the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 3: 1-12 Parallel Mark 1: 2-8, Luke 3: 1-17 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is the one of … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments