Monthly Archives: May 2015

Studies in Matthew — 2:1-12

This is a fascinating story connected with the birth of Jesus. Magi, almost certainly from Persia, came to find the new born king of the Jews. What an odd thing! How did they know, when no one in Israel knew? … Continue reading

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Studies in Matthew — 1:18-25

The period of “engagement” in first century Judaism was considered a commitment as firm as marriage itself. The couple was committed but not living together and not intimate together. And of course there was to be no intimacy with anyone … Continue reading

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John MacArthur and the Good Samaritan

I’ve been listening to a sermon by California preacher John MacArthur. The subject is the parable of the Good Samaritan and the purpose is to counter the many popular misinterpretations of the parable by proposing the “real” interpretation. Early in … Continue reading

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The (Continuing) Battle for the Bible

I’m straying a bit from Bible study today to take a brief look at a debate which I’ve not followed for many years: The ongoing discussions about the nature of the Bible and especially of its inerrancy. The debate has … Continue reading

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Studies in Matthew — 1:1-17

With another couple, my wife and I have been studying and enjoying the Gospel according to Matthew. I’d like to share with you some of the ideas we’re noticing. The first half-chapter is devoted to the genealogy of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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