Matthew 4:1-11 "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But … Continue reading What in the Wilderness?
Matthew 3:13-17 "Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it … Continue reading This is My Son
More than a Prophet Matthew 3:1-12 "Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF … Continue reading The Preaching Prophet
Matthew 2:13-23 "Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.” And he arose and … Continue reading Out of Egypt
Worship or Wandering? Matthew 2:1-12 "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.” … Continue reading “Born? in Bethlehem; Back to Burn Incense”
Matthew 1:18-25 "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her, desired to put her away secretly. … Continue reading Jesus, son of Joseph
Matthew Chapter 1: 1-17 The Gospel of Matthew begins with a beginning. It's a bit dry but fascinating nonetheless. Let's look at the text, then use the CAGED method to see all we can see. For those who are new and those who have forgotten, CAGED is an acronym for, Context, Aspirations, Genre, Exegesis, Divide. … Continue reading Genesis, Genealogies, and Jesus