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Matthew 17:24-18:10 His Children Are Free, So Cut It Out!

Matthew 17:24–18:10(NIV) 23They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.” And the disciples were filled with grief.  24After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”  25“Yes, he does,” he replied.  When Peter came into the house,…

Matthew 16:28-17:23 – Are you listening?

Matthew 16:28–17:23(NIV) 28“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”  1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and…

Matthew 16:13-27 – The Proclamation of Salvation’s Rock

Matthew 16:13–27(NIV) 13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”  14They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  15“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”  16Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,…

Matthew 16:1-12 – Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Life in All Th Matthew 16:1–12(NIV) 1The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.  2He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ 3and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know…

Matthew 15:21-39 Salvation is for the dogs

Matthew 15:21–39(NIV) 21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”  23Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out…

Preparing for a Wedding John 14:1-6

John 14:1–6(NIV) 1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with…

Matthew 15:1–20 – A Clean Hand Over a Messy Heart

Matthew 15:1–20(NIV) 1Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”  3Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses…

When the Floodgates Open Matthew 14:22-36

Matthew 14:22–36(NIV) 22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the…

He Gives in Grief, He Gives in the Wilderness Matthew 14:6-21

He Gives in Grief, He Gives in the Wilderness Matthew 14:6-21 Matthew 14:6–21(NIV) 6On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 8Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9The king was distressed, but because…

Matthew 13:44-14:12 Kingdoms Compared

Matthew 13:44–14:12(NIV) 44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.  45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything…