Category Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 18: 12-14 The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Matthew 18: 12-14 Parallel Luke 15: 3-7 12 What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: 1-10 A Community of Little Ones

Matthew 18: 1-10 ¬†At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a child, whom he put among them, 3 and said, “Truly I tell you, unless … Continue reading

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Matthew 17: 24-27 Something is Fishy with these Taxes

Matthew 17: 24-27 24 When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?” 25 He said, “Yes, he does.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke … Continue reading

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Matthew 17: 22-23 The Way of the Cross part 2

Matthew 17: 22-23 22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, 23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be … Continue reading

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Matthew 17: 14-20 A Little Faith is Enough

Matthew 17: 14-20 14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him, 15 and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into … Continue reading

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Matthew 17: 1-13 The Transfiguration of Jesus

Matthew 17: 1-13 Parallel Mark 9: 2-10; Luke 9: 28-36 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, … Continue reading

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Matthew 16: 21-28 The Way of the Cross Part 1

Matthew 16: 21-28 21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on … Continue reading

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Matthew 16: 13-20 Peter’s Confession

Matthew 16: 13-20 Parallels Mark 8: 27-30; Luke 9: 18-21 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some … Continue reading

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Matthew 16: 1-12 Demanding a Sign or Needing Instruction

Matthew 16: 1-12 Parallels Mark 8: 11-2; Luke 12: 54-56, 12:1, 11:29 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, “When it is evening, you … Continue reading

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Matthew 15: 29-39 To Know Christ is to Know His Benefits part 2

Matthew 15: 29-39 29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, … Continue reading

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