Monthly Archives: November 2021

Vipers and Chicks

If you are familiar with rattlesnakes, you probably don’t consider a brood of them cute and friendly! Appreciate the language Jesus used in Matthew 23:33–39 in criticizing the Pharisees. Beware of vipers! The Pharisees were dangerous. Jesus does not lightly … Continue reading

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Beware of Pride

If you’ve never lived in a culture where you just don’t criticize out loud those in authority, perhaps you have a hard time appreciating just how powerful was Jesus’ denunciation in Matthew 23:1–12 of the Pharisees and other religious leaders … Continue reading

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Great David’s Greater Son

Various groups of influential people have challenged Jesus with questions, seeking to trap him. In Matthew 22:41–46 he asks a question. Don’t dismiss the question Jesus asks as simply part of a verbal duel. It reveals a great deal about … Continue reading

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