Bible Study Notes on Matthew 6 – 20171209

Matthew 6:1  "...do not do your charitable deeds before men..." Why do you do the things you do.  For yourself or for Christ.  Payment determines intention.  Do you want the praise of men or of God.  Can be a fine line.  It's possible to take pride in supposedly doing things for Christ, only to receive …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 5:21-48 – 20171208

Matthew 5:22  "...whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment..." So much teaching in these verses, it is difficult not to fall into trying to explain everything.  I keep having to remind myself that the idea is to see what God is showing me at this moment, …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 5:1-20 – 20171208

NOTE:  Splitting this chapter as it is so long and so full.  Will probably have to do this often with the gospels. Matthew 5  Beginning of the sermon on the mount.  Didn't realize there was as much debate over it until I checked a few things with the commentaries.  Issue is whether it is the …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 4 – 20171205

Matthew 4:1  "...led up by the Spirit...to be tempted by the devil" I asked myself why.  Commentaries suggest the Spirit led Him out for testing, but satan arrived to treat Him as he does all mankind.  So why any of it.  I think after the episode of the baptism He begins His path as our …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 3 – 20171203

Matthew 3:1  "In those days John the Baptist came preaching..." We've jumped about thirty years.  John was only a few months older than Jesus. 3  "...he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah...The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight" Fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 2 – 20171201

Matthew 2:1  "...after Jesus was born...wise men from the East came to Jerusalem" Not the night Jesus was born.  The nativity scenes we have which include the wise men are nice to look at, but they're scripturally incorrect.  The only ones who saw Jesus in the stable, that we're told about, are animals and the …

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