Lessons from the New Testament: Matthew 15-17

The Lord Jesus Christ stood in stark contrast to the religious leaders of His day. They were false hypocrites. He was, in reality, the Christ, the Son of the living God (16:16). In chapter 17, Jesus is preparing His disciples for the events that lay ahead of Him - His death and resurrection. We must …

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A human explanation… but that’s not the whole story!

“Come, let’s kill him” (Matthew 21:38).From Jesus’ parable, we look to His death. The crucifixion of Jesus has a human explanation: “wicked men put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross” – but that’s not the whole story! In the death of Jesus, we see God’s “plan” of salvation – His eternal plan …

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Lessons from the New Testament: Matthew 12-14

Much of Jesus' ministry was carried out under the watchful eye of the Pharisees.These men were out to get Jesus. For all their religion, they had no time for Jesus. Jesus' teaching in parables was hidden from proud religious unbelief and was revealed to simple, childlike faith. As Jesus did mighty works, faith arose in …

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Lessons from the New Testament: Matthew 8-9

The great works, done by Jesus, provoked the question - "What sort of man is this?" His mighty works led to the declaration: "Nothing like this has ever been done in Israel" (chapter 9). To come face-to-face with Jesus Christ is to encounter His uniqueness - no ordinary man but the eternal Son of God …

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