How Is It the Pharisees Knew?

In one of our recent excursions in the text of the Gospel of Matthew, we encountered Jesus preparing His disciples for the near-term future when He would die and rise again. Clearly, in that discussion, the part He spoke of Himself rising again was ignored by His friends, as they were more concerned with ensuring …

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It Wasn’t Really Expected

Matthew 26:31 (MEV): Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will fall away on account of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’ Jesus told the disciples of many insights from the Old Testament. He showed them that even their …

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A Parable for You Today

Matthew 25:1–13 (MEV): “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were wise and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them. But the wise took jars of oil with their …

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The Lord Who Created the Heavens is the Servant

Isaiah 42:5–9 (MEV): Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and that which comes out of it, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk in it: I the Lord have called You in righteousness, and will hold …

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