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A Different Kind of Royal Baby

I am currently preaching through Matthew, and the timing was perfect last weekend for our message on the arrival of the wise men in chapter 2. 210 more words

Who Killed Jesus? Matthew 27

Various individuals and groups have been labeled as the one or ones who killed Jesus. Just reading through Matthew 27, we find these 10 answers to the question. 14 more words


Permission Granted: 4 Reasons Why Unity in Your Marriage is Better than Permission

Permission is a funny thing. Permission, defined, is authorization or consent. Sadly enough, this is how a lot of marriages work. The reason why marriages work that way, is there is a misunderstanding of unity and Lordship. 818 more words


Is this a Thing? Matthew 26:6-13

The woman who anoints Jesus with oil in Matthew seems to be Mary of Bethany,if we agree that Matthew, Mark and John are speaking of the same event. 232 more words


That's Harsh! Matthew 23

John Stott wrote a book called “Christ the Controversialist” which captures the section of Matthew from chapter 21 to 23.  In chapter 23 Jesus is recorded as laying into the religious leaders who opposed him and lays down a series of 7 “woes” on their brand of religion. 212 more words


The Census of Quirinius

Even though scholars have been debating this for ages, I only found out about it a week ago. The basic problem of Quirinius’s census is this: the accounts of Jesus’s birth reference two irreconcilable dates (or do they?). 1,142 more words


That Guy in Matthew 22:8-14

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 618 more words