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Matthew 13

Matthew 13 The Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew here seems to have collected several of Jesus’ descriptions of what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, and how the Kingdom grows. It is interesting to note that the tares and the wheat are allowed to grow together. In my experience, this seems to be the reality of […]

Matthew 12

Matthew 12 “and in His name the Gentiles shall hope.” (vs. 21) This is the verse I kept coming back to. This picks up a nuance that is not entirely clear in Isaiah’s original (at least in our translations. Isaiah 42.4 actually is translated as “and the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.” in […]

Matthew 11

Matthew 11 Jesus cites Isaiah as proof of who He is. He tells John, look at my deeds, they match up with what Isaiah said the Messiah would do. I’m not pandering to the elite, or massaging egos here. I’m ministering God’s power to the least of these! Jesus then proceeds to show great esteem […]