Jesus shows in this passage just how much he cares about the little ones, both the young and the vulnerable in the faith. We look at all the encouragements that Jesus gives the disciples for how to treat the little ones and what we can learn from them.
In this study, we look at the pivotal scene from the "Mount of Transfiguration". We discuss the meaning of it then, today, and some of the aftermath events as well.
The passages that are under consideration in this week's study are some of the most important in all of the scriptures, as they point out wonderful aspects of the nature of Jesus, the nature of the church, the mission of Jesus, the responsibility of the followers of Christ, the end of time and even the timing of the coming of the kingdom!
Unfortunately, due to a technical error, we did not have our study of Matthew 15 recorded. This week however, we look at some interesting verses where Jesus rebukes the Pharisees and the Sadducees and
This chapter covers a lot of ground in the life of Jesus. We get a flashback of the death of John the Baptist and the circumstances surrounding it. We have recorded the feeding of the 5,000 with only 5 loaves and 2 fish. Then Jesus comes to the disciples walking on the water and calms the storm. We look at all of these things and more in our study of Matthew 14!
This week, we finish Matthew chapter 13 by looking at the last 4 parables of the Treasure in the Field, the Pearl of Great Price, the Dragnet, and the Householder. We also cover the reaction to Jesus from his hometown.
Continuing to teach in parables, Jesus brings some new imagery to light in the portion of scripture that we look at this week in our study through Matthew. The primary parable is that of the wheat and the tares, but we also cover the parables of the mustard seed and the parable of the leaven.
Jesus begins to start to teach the multitudes in parables after facing several episodes of opposition from the Pharisees. He begins by describing a simple scene of a sower sowing seed. This is something that everyone there should've been very familiar with; but with this imagery, Jesus teaches valuable lessons about the kingdom of heaven.
The Pharisees are asking Jesus for a sign, they want something more from Jesus to prove that he is who he says he is. Jesus tells them that they will not receive a sign but uses some very interesting imagery to show why this would be the case. We look at these things in our study this week.