Category Archives: Matthew 22-28

He is Risen Indeed! – Matthew 28:1-20

Every time I think of Jesus’ resurrection, I get all happy inside and wish I knew how to play the trumpet so I could do a little fanfare.  This is such good news people!  Jesus is alive! I’ve been writing … Continue reading

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Waiting – Matthew 27:55-66

This passage is short and I didn’t have much to say about it because I wanted to think about everything that just happened the day before and to sit in the emotions that the disciples and particularly the women who followed … Continue reading

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Death of a Savior – Matthew 27:26-54

Read Psalm 22 before you read this section! V26 – I never got this.  If Pilate really thought Jesus was innocent, why did he have Him whipped? V27-31 – It’s like the soldiers were putting on a show with Jesus … Continue reading

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He Did Not Demand His Rights As God…or Even As a Human Being – Matthew 27:1-25

In less than 24 hours, starting in the middle of the night, Jesus is arrested, stands before at least 4 courtrooms/judges, is condemned, beaten, crucified, dead and buried.  And to think the elders didn’t even have a witness to testify against Him … Continue reading

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How to Be a Bad Friend – Matthew 26:47-75

Jesus’ love for humanity proves unshakeable when His best friends desert Him when He needs them most.  It’s one thing to love your enemies, but it’s a whole ‘nother can of worms to love a friend who turns their back … Continue reading

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Dinner and Infinite Sadness – Matthew 26:20-46

There’s a lot  I don’t understand about human free will/decisions and being “fated” to do the will of God that this chapter brings up.  Were these extenuating circumstances because of the importance of the fulfillment of Scriptures or is this how God’s … Continue reading

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What Do Homeless People, Immigrants, and Jailed Criminals Have in Common? – Matthew 25:31-46

Answer: Those taking care of their needs are the ones who get into Heaven.  (Bet you didn’t think that’s what I was going to say!)  BTW, that’s not all you have to do to get in to Heaven, but we’ll discuss … Continue reading

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A Christian Is Always Prepared – Matthew 25:1-30

Boyscouts aren’t the only ones who should be prepared… V1 – I’ve been including a lot of the notes from my ESV lately because this section is so tricky, and it is helpful to get a little bit of historical background.  … Continue reading

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Jesus the Sequel: The King Returns – Matthew 24:29-51

I’ve never really slowed down enough while reading this passage to soak in all the details and implications of what it says will happen before and after Jesus returns.  This is some crazy stuff. V29 – Whoa.  Here’s what the ESV notes have to … Continue reading

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The End of the World As We Know It – Matthew 24:1-28

In this section, Jesus answers the disciples’ question about when the end is coming in the most vague way possbile. V1 – The temple was really magnificent to behold.  Picture lots of marble and lots of gold catching the rays … Continue reading

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