Matthew 15:21-38, The Master of the Feast

[August 19, 2012] After the series of parables that Jesus told in Matthew 13, Jesus went home to Nazareth where He was poorly received and got word of the death of John the Baptist. When He sought to withdraw, thousands of people followed Him and He healed their sick and miraculously fed . . . → Read More: Matthew 15:21-38, The Master of the Feast

Matthew 15:21-38, Jesus Our Satisfaction

[October 5, 2008] As believers in Christ, Christ Himself calls us together to remember Him. We remember Him by hearing the Gospel. When we really give the Gospel our open, trusting and attentive hearing, then the Holy Spirit within us testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 14:26) and becomes the reality of Christ . . . → Read More: Matthew 15:21-38, Jesus Our Satisfaction

Matthew 13:54—14:21, The Messiah’s New People

[August 5, 2012] After Jesus’ “sermon” of the seven parables, a new section of Matthew’s gospel begins. This section, in my view, extends from 13:54 to 20:34 and is about the church, or as we shall see as it fully develops, the church in the light of the kingdom of the heavens. . . . → Read More: Matthew 13:54—14:21, The Messiah’s New People

Mark 14:12-25, I Will Be Will You

[November 14, 2010] Here we begin the final section of the Gospel according to Mark in which Jesus remains faithful to God throughout His ordeal of betrayal, arrest, mistreatment, oppression and death, an ordeal in which He suffers under the awful judgment of God that ought to fall on the world, and from . . . → Read More: Mark 14:12-25, I Will Be Will You

Matthew 13:54—14:21, The Grace of God in Christ

[September 21, 2008] In the Gospels we remember Jesus through the eyes of others, others who saw and heard and touched Him, and because of the Holy Spirit, when we do this He becomes present to us. When we partake of the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of Him, He is present both in . . . → Read More: Matthew 13:54—14:21, The Grace of God in Christ