Tag: Jesus

Don’t follow the crowd – Exodus 23

Some things just stand out more after reading them again, a few times. In Exodus 23, the laws of the covenant are being put down. One of these is in verse 2: 2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd

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Referencing Recent Events in Luke 13

Luke 13:1-5 is an interesting passage, it refers to an event and disaster that are not recorded in the other gospels. 1Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than

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Luke 12 – The Servants

I enjoy reading Luke, in many places he has bits of information that help explain things from the other gospels. In Luke 12 for example, there is one section that is paralleled in both Matthew and Mark (though more closely in Matthew), and there is one verse in Luke that is not in the other

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They Talked About His Departure

In Luke 9, there is an interesting tidbit that’s not in any of the other gospels. A section in verse 31 in particular (NIV): 30Two men, Moses and Elijah, 31appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. The other gospels only

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40 Days in the Desert

When we here about Jesus spending 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by the devil, we often assume that the 3 temptations we here about in Luke 4 and Matthew 4 are the temptations that he was faced with. They are all we see or hear about when people share this section

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What Is The Most Important Commandment?

Mark 12:28-34 is one of my favourite examples of Jesus outwitting the questions of the priests, pharisees, teachers etc that were designed to trap or trick him. 28One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments,

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Bartholomew and Thaddaeus

I’ve just been looking at these two disciples, because you never hear about them! The only references to them are: Matthew 10:3 2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the

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Jesus’ Anointing at Bethany

I’ve been studying the book of Matthew in the Bible recently, and there some interesting things that I’ve picked up on this time that I’ve not really taken note of before. Matthew 26:6-13 is one very good example. These verses are from when Jesus was in Bethany with his disciples, they were at the house

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Why A Star?

I started reading through the book of Matthew again recently, and in Matthew 2, it talks about the three wise men (or magi in some translations) that came from the East. Something I’ve heard and read many times, but I got to thinking, why was it a star? 1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem

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Romans, Grace, Faith, Law

I hear Christians referred to a lot as New Testament Christians, but what does that actually mean? Christians didn’t exist prior to the New Testament, before the New Testament there were no Christians, Christians only came into existance after Christ came to earth, prior to that there were no Christians, or I guess you could

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