Category Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 8: 28-34 What Sort of Man is This Part 2

Matthew 8: 28-34 What Sort of Man is This Part 2 Parallels Mark 5: 1-20, Luke 8: 26-39 28 When he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs coming out of the tombs met … Continue reading

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Matthew 8: 23-27 What Sort of Man is This part 1

Matthew 8: 23-27 Parallels Mark 4: 35-41, Luke 8: 22-25 23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; … Continue reading

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Matthew 8: 18-22 The Nature of Discipleship part 1

Matthew 8: 18-22 Parallel Luke 9: 57-62 18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19 A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you … Continue reading

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Matthew 8: 14-17 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases part 3

Matthew 8: 14-17 Parallels Mark 1: 29-31, Luke 4: 38-39 14 When Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever; 15 he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up … Continue reading

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Matthew 8: 5-13 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases part 2

Matthew 8: 5-13 Parallel Luke 7: 1-14 5 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible distress.” 7 And he said to him, … Continue reading

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Matthew 8: 1-4 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases part 1

Matthew 8: 1-4 Parallels (Mark 1: 40-45, Luke 5: 12-16) 1 When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; 2 and there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if … Continue reading

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The Imperfect Church and the Kingdom of Heaven

One of the tensions in any type of interpretation of scripture that embraces a communal perspective is the distance between the church or whatever type of community of faith the individual is a part of and the vision of community … Continue reading

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