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Matthew 10: 24-32 Hope in the Midst of Resistance

Matthew 10: 24-32 Parallels Mark 13: 9-13; Luke 21: 12-19, Luke 12: 2-9 24 “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and … Continue reading

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The Son of David, Son of God, and Son of Man Titles in Matthew’s Gospel

The gospels use several titles when talking about Jesus. When looking at Matthew’s gospel the particular title that is used may give important clues about the disposition of characters in the story in relation to Jesus, but since so many … Continue reading

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Faith in Matthew’s Gospel

  Faith, believing, and unbelief are frequently used terms in Matthew, all originating with the Greek pistis. When modern people use terms like faith or belief they typically are referring to some type of cognitive assent-I believe certain things to … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 27-31 Never Has Anything Like This Been Seen in Israel part 2

Matthew 9: 27-31 Parallels Mark 10: 46-52, Luke 18: 35-43 but these are closer to Matthew 20: 29-34 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 18-26 Never Has Anything Like This Been Seen in Israel part 1

Matthew 9: 18-26 Parallels Mark 5: 21-43, Luke 8: 40-56 18 While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 14-17 The Nature of Discipleship Part 2B

Matthew 9: 14-17 Parallels Mark 2: 18-22, Luke 5: 33-39 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 9-13 The Nature of Discipleship Part 2A

Matthew 9: 9-13 Parallels Mark 2: 13-17, Luke 5: 27-32  9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed … Continue reading

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