Monthly Archives: January 2021

Death and Resurrection

Matthew’s account of the death of John the Baptism might seem unexpected, and even jarring. Why does Matthew 14:1–12, and why does the Holy Spirit who inspired him, include this in the gospel? Understand who Jesus really is. Recognize the … Continue reading

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Treasures New and Old

Finding buried treasure fires the imagination of young children—and some adults. Last September a British birdwatcher stepped into a farmer’s plowed field to watch a buzzard and couple of magpies. He noticed a glint of yellow, picked up a coin, … Continue reading

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You Will Shine Like the Sun

We live in tumultuous times. I never expected that in my lifetime I would see video of the Capitol being overrun by a mob. Furthermore, if anyone had suggested to me that, regardless of which party won the election, our … Continue reading

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Eyes that See and Ears that Hear

A parable has been described as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. A parable can illustrate or it can overcome initial resistance. But it can also, ironically, conceal the truth. In Matthew 13:1–23 Jesus tells you that his parable … Continue reading

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