Category Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 21: 12-17 Turning Tables and the Temple Upside Down

Matthew 21: 12-17 Parallel Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19: 45-56; John 2: 13-17 12 Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and … Continue reading

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Matthew 21: 1-11 The Entry into Jerusalem

Matthew 21: 1-11 Parallels Mark 11: 1-10; Luke 19: 28-40; John 12: 12-29 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village … Continue reading

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Matthew 20: 29-34 Opening Eyes on the Way to Jerusalem

Matthew 20: 29-34 Parallel Mark 10: 46-52; Luke 18: 35-43 29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they … Continue reading

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Matthew 20: 17-28 Greatness in the Kingdom

Matthew 20: 17-28 Parallels Mark 10: 32-45; Luke 18: 31-34, 22: 24-27 17 While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18 “See, we are going … Continue reading

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Matthew 20: 1-16 The Good House Master

Matthew 20: 1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into … Continue reading

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Afterlife, Eternal Life and the Life of the Kingdom

When most people who grow up in a Christian church talk about eternal life they are talking about ‘going to heaven’ or what happens to the ‘soul’ after death. Many Christians who faithfully come to worship each week do not … Continue reading

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Matthew 19: 16-30 The Life of the Coming Age

Matthew 19: 16-30 Parallel Mark 10: 17-31; Luke 18: 18-30 16 Then someone came to him and said, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me … Continue reading

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Matthew 19: 13-15 Infants of the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 19: 13-15 Parallels Mark 10: 13-16; Luke 18: 15-17 13 Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; … Continue reading

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Matthew 19: 1-12 Relationships and the Kingdom Revisited

Matthew 19: 1-12 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he cured them there. 3 Some Pharisees came to him, and … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: 21-35 A Forgiving King and Community

Matthew 18: 21-35 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, … Continue reading

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