Sunday, March 24, 2019

Posted on Mar 20 2019
DIGGING DEEPER INTO MATTHEW 22:1-14 Bible Background: Dr. David Lose calls this “an ugly parable.” None of the characters look good in it. Characteristic of other parables, this one uses hyperbole for ‘shock-value.’ There’s a softer version of this parable in Luke
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Posted on Mar 15 2019
Parable of the Sower and the Seed Bible Background: A parable takes something from daily life and can make an ‘obvious’ point, or reveal a ‘hidden’ point. Parables often turn things ‘upside down.’ Parables are often intentionally confusing and hard to
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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Posted on Mar 07 2019
Matthew 20:29-34 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men Bible Background: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all report Jesus healing one or more blind men. “Recovery of sight to the blind” (a quote from Isaiah 61) is part of Jesus’ inaugural sermon. He claims that as part of his mission. There
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Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Transfiguration

Posted on Mar 02 2019
Transfiguration = Matthew 17:1-9 Bible Background: The Epiphany season concludes with this wonderfully revealing and mysterious scene of Jesus on the mountaintop, with his 3 closest disciples; his face and clothes shining like the sun! This comes just after he has told his disciples that he
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