Monthly Archives: March 2021

The Son of David and His Donkey

As the Gospel describes the entry of the King into Jerusalem, why does Matthew 21:1–11 focus so much on the donkey that Jesus rides? Worship your humble King. The crowds herald the Son of David as King. Jesus is arriving … Continue reading

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Forecasts, Signs, and Faith

How good are you at forecasting the weather? Better than the weather person on the news? In Matthew 16:1–12 Jesus talks about recognizing weather patterns as he is challenged to produce a sign. But he goes on to rebuke his … Continue reading

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Glorify the God of Israel

Why are you in church today? To learn something about God? To have fellowship with his people? To grow in your sanctification? All are good reasons, but they fall short of the most basic one. We meet together to worship … Continue reading

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Lost Sheep, Pet Dogs, and Children

You think of Jesus, appropriately, as compassionate. Why then, as Matthew 15:21–28 records, when a woman is crying to him desperately for healing for her daughter, does Jesus first remain silent, and then tell her that it’s not right to … Continue reading

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