Category Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 25: 1-13: Wise and Foolish Virgins

Matthew 25: 1-13 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaidstook their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 When the foolish took their lamps, they … Continue reading

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Matthew 24: 32-52 Three Parables on Living in Readiness

Matthew 24: 32-52 Parallel: Mark 13: 28-32; Luke 21: 29-33, 17:26-36, 12:39-40 32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So … Continue reading

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Mathew 24: 29-31 Learning to Read Scripture and the Times

Matthew 24: 29-31 Learning to Read Scriptures and the Times Parallel Mark 13: 24-27; Luke 21: 25-28 29 “Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars … Continue reading

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Matthew 24: 1-28 Hope in the Midst of Suffering

Matthew 24: 1-28 Parallel Mark 13:1-28; Luke 17:5-24,37b As Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 Then he asked them, “You see all … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 34-46 The Heart of Scripture

Matthew 22: 34-46 Parallel Mark 12:28-37; Luke 10:25-28, 20:41-44 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 23-33 One Bride for Seven Brothers

Matthew 22: 23-33 Parallels Mark 12: 18-27, Luke 20: 27-40 23 The same day some Sadducees came to him, saying there is no resurrection;and they asked him a question, saying, 24 “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies childless, his … Continue reading

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Matthew 22:15-22 Rendering to Caesar and God

Matthew 22: 15-22 Parallels Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 1-14 The Call of the King

Matthew 22: 1-14 Parallel Luke 14: 15-24 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his slaves … Continue reading

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Matthew 21:33-46 The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Matthew 21: 33-46 Parallel Mark 12: 1-12; Luke 20: 9-19 33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he … Continue reading

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Matthew 21: 23-32 Authority and the Parable of the Two Sons

Matthew 21: 23-32 Mark 11: 27-33, Luke 20: 1-8 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these … Continue reading

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