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Blog Entries - Jan. 2023

January 31

January 30, 2023

Matthew 20:17-34   In verses 17-19, Jesus predicts His death and resurrection. This is the third time it is recorded in Matthew.   In verses 20-28 Jesus teaches that greatness comes through serving. Jesus had

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January 30

January 29, 2023

Matthew 20:1-16   The parable of the vinedresser is one of the most powerful stories on grace Jesus ever told. The vinedresser hired a crew at 6:00 AM in the morning for a denarius each, a standard wage for a full

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January 29

January 28, 2023

Matthew 19   In verses 3-9, Jesus teaches on marriage and divorce. For more notes on this topic, see January 5 commentary. The Pharisees are testing again, this time on a law about marriage, a topic that was

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January 28

January 27, 2023

Matthew 18:21-35   Let’s remember our context! Previously, Jesus was talking about how to handle conflict among believers and how much power is available when believers are walking in unity.   THEN Peter asks,

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January 27

January 26, 2023

Matthew 18:1-20   DEPENDENCY Jesus said you must become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven. The Greek word for little children actually means a nursing infant. A nursing infant is completely

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January 26

January 25, 2023

Matthew 17   THE TRANSFIGURATION In verses 1-13, Jesus and three of the disciples participate in a supernatural open vision. This is the type of vision where the physical realm is affected. During this vision, Jesus

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