Tag Archives: Matthew

The Servant King Revisited

In our passage Jesus makes an incredibly bold statement, a prediction of such triumph and victory that, were he to fail, would prove him a fraud. Yet at the very point that he pronounces such sure victory, he tells us … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (8/29/15)

Scripture to consider: Matthew 16.13–28 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or … Continue reading

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The Fast of the Servant King

Of the three temptations that Satan presented to Jesus in Matthew 4, the first doesn’t seem to be too significant. Turning stones to bread? What’s so bad about that? The other two are obviously sinful: throwing oneself off a high … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (1/10/15)

Scripture to consider: Matthew 4.1–11, Deuteronomy 8.1–4 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and … Continue reading

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