Category Archives: Biblical Reflections

Matthew 15: 21-28 Woman Great is Your Faith

Matthew 15: 21-28 Parallel Mark 7: 24-30 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matthew 15: 1-20 Piety and Righteousness Revisited

Matthew 15: 1-20 Parallel Mark 7: 1-23; Luke 11: 37-41; 6: 39 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matthew 14: 34-36 To Know Christ is to Know His Benefits

Matthew 14: 34-36 Parallels Mark 6: 53-56 34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Matthew 14: 22-33 Little Faith One

Matthew 14: 22-33 Parallels Mark 6: 45-52; John 6: 16-21 22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Matthew 14: 13-21 Bread in the Wilderness

Matthew 14: 13-21 Parallels: Mark 6: 32-44; Luke 9: 10b-17; John 6: 1-15 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Matthew 14: 1-12 The Death of John the Baptist

Matthew 14: 1-12 Parallel Mark 6: 14-29; Luke 9: 7-9 1 At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus; 2 and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matthew 13: 54-58 Rejecting Wisdom

Matthew 13: 54-58 Parallels Mark 6: 1-6a; Luke 4: 16-30 54 He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matthew 13: 44-53 Treasures Old and New

Matthew 13: 44-53 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matthew 13: 24-43 Parables of Weeds, Seeds and Leaven

Matthew 13: 24-43 24 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Matthew 13: 1-23 Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13: 1-23 Parallel: Mark 4: 1-20; Luke 8: 4-15 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Reflections, Gospel of Matthew | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment