Teachings Archive

Teachings Archive

Matthew

Matthew 21:18-46

Matthew 21:18-46, September 13, 2020 Producing Fruit Review  21:10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred/quaking as He entered as the Messiah. He was fulfilling Daniel’s 9:25 prophecy the coming of the Anointed One in 483 years. Historians tell us it was on March 14, 445 BC that King Artaxerxes gave his command. 483 years later (Jewish years of 360 days each, so 173,880 days later) on April 6, 32 AD Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the colt…
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Matthew 21:1-17

Matthew 21:1-17, September 06, 2020 The Arrival of the Anointed One   Review  20:17-19 Jesus foretells His death and resurrection a third time. And we know they still did not really understand as we are told in Luke in 18:34, The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what He was talking about. Why didn’t they know what He was talking about? Listen to Peter in Matthew 19:27, We…
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Matthew 20:17-34

Matthew 20:17-34, August 30, 2020 The Cup of the Servant   Review 20:1-16 Look first is the last verse of this parable 16 and compare it with verse 30 of the prior chapter.  19:30 – many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first  20:16 – So the last will be first, and the first will be last                                 …
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Matthew 19:13-30

Matthew 19:13-30, August 16, 2020 Little Children & Riches and Heaven   19:13-15 Little Children. You may see little or no connection between these verses and the prior section on marriage and divorce. However, it should be obvious that one of the evils of divorce is the impact on the children of a destroyed marriage. Here we have parents, who else would the people be, bringing little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray…
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Matthew 19:1-12

Matthew 19:1-12, August 9, 2020 Marriage and Divorce … and Forgiveness   18:21-22 Seven times? With all the talk on forgiveness and seeking God’s will, Peter sought to be a star pupil when he said seven times as Jewish custom at the time as in the Talmud said to forgive up to three times, but not on the fourth. He had to be surprised when Jesus said, “No, not seven times, but seven times seventy times.” What this really means…
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Matthew 18:15-35

Matthew 18:15-35, August 2, 2020 Forgiveness – How Shall I Forgive   18:15-17 If your brother … .  Jesus begins His teaching on forgiveness with the case of a believer who has wronged another believer. This refers in many ways directly back to what Jesus had just said 12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the…
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Matthew 18:5-15

Matthew 18:5-15, July 26, 2020 These Little Ones – Believers  “Children do not try to be humble, but they are so; and the same is the case with really gracious persons. The imitation of humility is sickening; the reality is attractive.” (Spurgeon) 18:4. It is in verse 4 Jesus directly answers the question of the disciples, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Let’s read v4 again. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the…
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Matthew 18:1-4

Matthew 18:1-4, July 19, 2020 Not Of This World  18:1-4  Kingdom of Heaven. Greatness. Their grasp or idea of greatness came from the world. Jesus wants to change the understanding they had. And He wants to change our understanding as well.  Change. The disciples had to change or turn from their ideas of greatness in the world. To change their ideas would change their actions, just as it will or did for us. To turn from one way of thinking…
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Matthew 17:14-27

Please note that the podcast had a slight recording problem at the beginning of the message. July 12, 2020 Matthew 17:14-27 Coming Down the Mountain  Review  17:1-2 Jesus transfiguration. Six days later. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. In our world though if something goes through a metamorphosis it is a one way street. Most common example is a butterfly, but a butterfly will never…
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Matthew 17:1-13

Matthew 17:1-13, July 05, 2020 Transfiguration  Discipleship Review  16:24-28  After predicting His death and resurrection He begins to tell His disciples what it means to be one of His disciples.  Ask yourself what is a disciple? Jesus names three conditions for anyone who wants to be His disciple  1 – the person must deny them self 2 – the person must take up their cross 3 – the person must follow Him Vine’s Dictionary: A “disciple” was not only a…
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Matthew 16:24-28

Matthew 16:24-28, June 28, 2020 Discipleship  Review  16:21-23 Jesus Predicts His Death. Sad and terrible truth for His disciples. Knowing now who He is, they learn He has to die and on the third day be raised back to life.  It was so terrible that Peter privately rebuked Him. Of course Jesus was having none of that and publically rebuked Peter. Jesus’ rebuke showed the difference in how He and Peter looked at the same thing.  We, like Peter, often…