Category Archives: Biblical Reflections

Matthew 10: 33-42 Conflict, Wages and Hospitality for the Followers of Jesus

Matthew 10: 33-42 Parallels Luke 22: 36; Luke 14: 25-27; 17:33; Luke 10: 16; Mark 9: 41 34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a … Continue reading

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Matthew 10: 24-32 Hope in the Midst of Resistance

Matthew 10: 24-32 Parallels Mark 13: 9-13; Luke 21: 12-19, Luke 12: 2-9 24 “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and … Continue reading

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Matthew 10: 1-23 Summoning and Sending the Twelve

 Matthew 10: 1-23 Parallels Mark 3: 13-19a; 6: 6-11; 13: 9-13; Luke 9: 1; 6: 12-16; 9: 2-5; 12: 11-12; 6: 40 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below  Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority … Continue reading

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The Son of David, Son of God, and Son of Man Titles in Matthew’s Gospel

The gospels use several titles when talking about Jesus. When looking at Matthew’s gospel the particular title that is used may give important clues about the disposition of characters in the story in relation to Jesus, but since so many … Continue reading

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Faith in Matthew’s Gospel

  Faith, believing, and unbelief are frequently used terms in Matthew, all originating with the Greek pistis. When modern people use terms like faith or belief they typically are referring to some type of cognitive assent-I believe certain things to … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 32-38 Never Has Anything Like This Been Seen in Israel part 3

Matthew 9: 32-38 Parallels Mark 3:22, Luke 11: 14-15; Mark 6:6b, 34; Luke 8:1; 10:2 32 After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him. 33 And when the demon had been cast out, the … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 27-31 Never Has Anything Like This Been Seen in Israel part 2

Matthew 9: 27-31 Parallels Mark 10: 46-52, Luke 18: 35-43 but these are closer to Matthew 20: 29-34 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 … Continue reading

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