Monthly Archives: July 2019

Matthew 6: 16-18 Exploring Fasting and Righteousness

Matthew 6: 16-18 16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17 But … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 5-15 Exploring Prayer, Forgiveness and Righteousness

Matthew 6: 5-15 Parallels : Mark 11: 25-26, Luke 11: 1-4 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 1-4 Exploring Righteousness and Justice

Matthew 6: 1-4 highlighted words translation will have comment below on translation 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So … Continue reading

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Matthew 5: 33-47 A Community of Truthful Speech, Non-Violence and Love

Matthew 5: 33-47 Parallel Luke 6: 27-36 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below 33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you … Continue reading

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Matthew 5: 21-32 Law and Relationships in the Kingdom

Matthew 5: 21-32 Parallel Mark 9: 43-48; 10: 11-12; Luke 12: 57-59; 16:18 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever … Continue reading

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Gehenna, Tartaros, Sheol, Hades and Hell

  For many Christians the concept of hell has a lot of baggage associated with it. In the New Testament Gehenna, Sheol, or Tartaros which are translated Hades (Sheol) or Hell (Gehenna or Tartaros) did not carry the same level … Continue reading

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