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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 9:1-17 – 20171221

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Matthew 9:1  “…came to His own city” The folks on the other side of the Sea of Galilee urged Him to leave so He did.  He is now back at Nazareth.

2  “…a paralytic lying on a bed…your sins are forgiven you” The man and the ones who brought him wanted . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 9:1-17 – 20171221

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 8:18-34 – 20171217

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Matthew 8:18  “…saw great multitudes…He gave a command to depart to the other side” They’re in Capernaum, and the people are beginning to mass about Him.  He gives the command to leave by boat and go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.  I would suspect this is a . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 8:18-34 – 20171217

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 8:1-17 – 20171217

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Matthew 8:2  “…a leper came and worshiped Him…” Scripture uses the word worshiped a good bit without giving any more explanation.  I’d always considered worship to be internal, from the heart, which it is.  But the scripture also tells us that the Roman soldiers worshiped Christ as they were beating and . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 8:1-17 – 20171217

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 7 – 20171213

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Matthew 7:1  “Judge not, that you be not judged.” The most quoted Bible verse used to be John 3:16, for God so loved the world.  Now it is judge not lest ye be judged.  Unfortunately those who are so quick to quote it are missing the meaning from the context and . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 7 – 20171213

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 6 – 20171209

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Matthew 6:1  “…do not do your charitable deeds before men…” Why do you do the things you do.  For yourself or for Christ.  Payment determines intention.  Do you want the praise of men or of God.  Can be a fine line.  It’s possible to take pride in supposedly doing things for . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 6 – 20171209

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 5:21-48 – 20171208

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Matthew 5:22  “…whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment…” So much teaching in these verses, it is difficult not to fall into trying to explain everything.  I keep having to remind myself that the idea is to see what God is showing . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 5:21-48 – 20171208

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 5:1-20 – 20171208

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NOTE:  Splitting this chapter as it is so long and so full.  Will probably have to do this often with the gospels.

Matthew 5  Beginning of the sermon on the mount.  Didn’t realize there was as much debate over it until I checked a few things with the commentaries.  Issue is . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 5:1-20 – 20171208

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 4 – 20171205

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Matthew 4:1  “…led up by the Spirit…to be tempted by the devil” I asked myself why.  Commentaries suggest the Spirit led Him out for testing, but satan arrived to treat Him as he does all mankind.  So why any of it.  I think after the episode of the baptism He begins . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 4 – 20171205

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 3 – 20171203

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Matthew 3:1  “In those days John the Baptist came preaching…” We’ve jumped about thirty years.  John was only a few months older than Jesus.

3  “…he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah…The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight” . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 3 – 20171203

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 2 – 20171201

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Matthew 2:1  “…after Jesus was born…wise men from the East came to Jerusalem” Not the night Jesus was born.  The nativity scenes we have which include the wise men are nice to look at, but they’re scripturally incorrect.  The only ones who saw Jesus in the stable, that we’re told about, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 2 – 20171201