Bible Study Notes on Matthew 15:1-28 – 20180117

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Matthew 15:1  “…Pharisees who were from Jerusalem…” He can’t get away from the rascals.  Not content to cause trouble in Jerusalem, these had to travel up to Capernaum to harass Jesus.  Commentary mentioned that their presence in the synagogues in Capernaum and surrounding areas may have been why Jesus changed His . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 15:1-28 – 20180117

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 14 – 20180112

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Matthew 14:2  “…he is risen from the dead…” Guilty conscience.  If he’d been paying attention, he would have known about Jesus.  But that’s the problem when you’re so absorbed with yourself.

8  “…having been prompted by her mother…” The woman was as evil as Herod.  She saw a way to remove . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 14 – 20180112

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 13:24-58 – 20180112

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Matthew 13:24  “…kingdom of heaven is like…” The idea presented in the parable will be similar to an idea dealing with the kingdom of heaven.  Important to note that parables usually have only one idea.  Some are allegorical, some are not.  You can’t always transfer the pieces between the parable and . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 13:24-58 – 20180112

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 13:1-23 – 20180110

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Matthew 13:2  “…the whole multitude stood on the shore” Common practice then, the teacher or speaker would sit while the audience would stand.  In this case, because there were so many and they were beside the water, Jesus got into a boat so all could see Him, and they wouldn’t push . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 13:1-23 – 20180110

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 12:22-50 – 20180108

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Matthew 12:23  “…Could this be the Son of David” They were asking if Jesus could be the Messiah who was prophesied to be a descendant of David.

24  “Now when the Pharisees heard…” Heard the people asking if Jesus was the Messiah.  This wasn’t going to sit well.  The sad part . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 12:22-50 – 20180108

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 12:1-21 – 20180105

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Matthew 12:2  “…when the Pharisees saw…” Why were the Pharisees there.  It seems they followed Jesus around about as much as His disciples.

2  “…what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath” The fact that they were picking the grain then rubbing it in their hands to break off the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 12:1-21 – 20180105

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 11 – 20180103

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Matthew 11:1  “…He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities” After instructing the twelve on their mission and sending them out by twos.  Commentaries vary on the meaning of their cities.  Could be the cities around Galilee or perhaps the ones that the disciples went through.  My . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 11 – 20180103

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 10:26-42 – 20171231

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Matthew 10:26-27  “…nothing covered that will not be revealed…I tell you in the dark, speak in the light…” I think the idea in verse 27 follows verse 26 more than proceeds to verse 28.  No deceit of man will remain hidden, so there’s no need to fear what man does.  And . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 10:26-42 – 20171231

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 10:1-25 – 20171229

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Matthew 10:1  “…His twelve disciples…” Jesus had other people following Him, but He had chosen twelve from among them to be with Him always.  And within these, he had something of an inner circle of Peter, James, and John.

1  “…He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out…” . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 10:1-25 – 20171229

Bible Study Notes on Matthew 9:18-38 – 20171227

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Matthew 9:18  “…a ruler came and worshiped Him…” Religious leader.  Doesn’t specify what he did, but by his actions paid homage to Jesus.

18  “…come and lay Your hand on her and she will live” Statement of faith.  If you come and touch her, she will be made well.  Not as . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Matthew 9:18-38 – 20171227