Monthly Archives: January 2013

Matthew 3:11-17 Following Jesus Through Baptism

11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing … Continue reading

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Matthew 3:1-10 Preparing Yourself

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of … Continue reading

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Matthew 2:13-23 Far From Home

13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going … Continue reading

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Matthew 2:1-12 Wise Men

1-2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the … Continue reading

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Matthew 1:18-25 Running On Rails

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband … Continue reading

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Matthew 1:1-17 Jesus’ Pedigree

The family tree of Jesus Christ, David’s son, Abraham’s son: 2-6 Abraham had Isaac, Isaac had Jacob, Jacob had Judah and his brothers,  Judah had Perez and Zerah (the mother was Tamar), Perez had Hezron, Hezron had Aram,  Aram had … Continue reading

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Matthew: Why?

As I read Matthew last year I became more sorely aware of something that is important.  Jesus is a person.  THe gospels introduce us to Jesus with the idea that everyone can know him.  I will be reading through Matthew … Continue reading

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Matthew 28:16-20 Over To You

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in … Continue reading

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Matthew 28:1-15 Witnesses Give Testimony Jesus Is Alive

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:57-65 When Dead Is Dead

57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 … Continue reading

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