Category Archives: Matthew’s Gospel

Craig Blomberg on Church Discipline

Church discipline is a widely neglected practice in our evangelical churches. Craig Blomberg has some excellent observations on what the key passage (Matt. 18:15–17) means. Because Blomberg always begins with the biblical text, he finds things that others miss entirely. … Continue reading

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Books: The Path to the Cross — Chapter 3

Front Cover         Available at Amazon.com       Chapter 3 The Sword-Pierced Heart Jesus’ mission afflicts Mary I served for five years as a nuclear engineer under Admiral Hyman Rickover, the “father of the nuclear Navy.” … Continue reading

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Books: The Path to the Cross — Chapter 2

          Available at Amazon.com.     Chapter 2 When you can’t see the bottom line Jesus’ royalty threatens Herod Every generation has its pet phrases to express things. When I was growing up, the word “cool” … Continue reading

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Books: The Path to the Cross — Chapter 1

              Available at Amazon.com Chapter 1 A blessing in disguise (Matt. 1:18–25) Jesus’ birth afflicts Joseph When Theodore Roosevelt (“TR”) was a child, his health was so bad that his father had to spend most … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 7:15–20

Matthew 7:15–20 “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they? 17 … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 7:12

Matthew 7:12 “In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.” (NET Bible) Note: any Bible reference containing only a chapter number and verse number is understood to be … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 7:6

Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs; otherwise they will trample them under their feet and turn around and tear you to pieces.” (NET Bible) Identifying pigs and dogs For those … Continue reading

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