Category Archives: Matthew 8-14

Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Me, God – Matthew 14:22-36

I like this picture because it doesn’t ignore the fact that – aside from sinking – there are other logistical difficulties to walking on water in a storm.  Plus, Jesus looks like He’s nonchalantly waving “Hey guys!” By the way, … Continue reading

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A Funeral and a Feast – Matthew 14:1-21

There are a ton of pictures of Jesus comforting people, but I want to know who was there to give Jesus a hug when He needed one? V1 – Jesus has been travelling around the Sea of Galilee and just recently … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Houses – Matthew 13:44-58

Keep reading, it will all make sense in a minute… V44 – One of the elders at my church, Royce, was telling us of a time when he was discussing this parable with a group of people and they were talking … Continue reading

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Weeds and Wheat – Matthew 13:24-43

I bet this parable would have clicked right away for the farmers in Idaho where I took this picture. v24 – This time He at least starts the parable off by letting them know He’s talking about the kingdom of Heaven.  … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Guide to Urban Farming – Matthew 13:1-23

This is one of my favorite parables and a great chance to show off my enormous sunflowers.  I was hoping for a picture that contrasted how the plants that grew in the garden beds fared better than the ones that … Continue reading

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Missing the Boat – Matthew 12:38-50

Even though the Pharisees are being incredibly obnoxious in the way they just don’t “get” it, the sad-sack in this picture reminded me that there are lots of other people who are missing the boat and, when you think about … Continue reading

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Rotten Fruit – Matthew 12:22-37

This section is pretty short, but KaZow, there’s a lot to chew on in here.  This is a good section to reread in the Message. V22 – Reading this verse made me think about how it’s possible to be not physically … Continue reading

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Light as a Feather – Matthew 12:1-21

I just love how Jesus always follows up talking about something by proving it. V1-8 – What a great story for chapter 12 to start on.  He just offered relief from the Pharisee’s crazy rules to the people and then the … Continue reading

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You Don’t Get It! – Matthew 11:20-30

I had a huge “aha” moment today.  It seems like the cities Jesus addresses here missed the “aha” that leads to repentance and change and were mostly there to enjoy the “show” that Jesus was providing. V21 – Chorazin and Bethsaida are … Continue reading

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Second Guessing – Matthew 11:1-19

This passage is just reassuring to me.  John the B, who’s really supposed to know his stuff, second guessed Jesus and Jesus reassured him, then turned to everyone else and said “This guy’s all right.” V1 – Jesus told them … Continue reading

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