Matthew 9

As I read chapter 9 of the Gospel of Matthew, I noticed the following two things: Some of the people came to Jesus Others were brought to Him Let’s first look at those who came to Jesus. Jairus – a father went to ask Jesus to go to his house where his daughter lay dying … More Matthew 9

Matthew 8:21, 22

And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus’ response was:  Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.  In Luke 9:60, Jesus adds, “but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” It doesn’t make sense that if the man’s father were dead … More Matthew 8:21, 22

Matthew 8:20

Yesterday on our way to work, I read Matthew 8 and verse 20 caught my attention.  I wanted to reflect on it more.  It states:  And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”  This was Jesus’ response … More Matthew 8:20

A Mute Man Speaks

As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed. And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marvelled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Israel!” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons” (Matthew 9:32-34) Here we … More A Mute Man Speaks

Jethro

He is one of my favorite biblical characters.  His name means “His abundance” Jethro was Moses father in-law and father of seven girls. He was a priest of Midian and a descendant of Abraham’s. It would appear that he was a widower. There is no mention of a wife. He was a single parent raising … More Jethro

God Intervened

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths God went to demonstrate His love for us. His loving and generous heart would not permit Him to simply stand by and watch His beloved creation sink deeper and deeper in sin. He had to do something. He came in person. He became one of us in … More God Intervened