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Matthew

Palm Sunday-Historical and Cultural Contexts of Words

Historical and Cultural Contexts of Words READ MATTHEW 21:1-11 Matthew, like all the evangelists, has a particular audience in mind as he writes his Gospel. It is generally agreed that Matthew is writing to the Jewish-Christian audience, some of the first Jews to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. His readers, then, would have been familiar…

Epiphany

The traditional end of the season of Christmas finds the church, by tradition, remembering Matthew’s story of the visit of the wise men. In the larger church around the world, historically, this Sunday has been called Epiphany Sunday. The appearance of the wise men heralds the truth that the good news of Jesus is not…

#AskIt

The Parable of the Sower explains that one of the reasons why people do not accept the word of God is because they do not understand it. Matthew 13:19 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what…