Bible Study Notes on Matthew 26:57-75 – 20180228

Matthew 26:57  "...to Caiaphas the high priest..." John in his gospel tells us that Jesus was first led to Annas, previous high priest and father-in-law to the current high priest, Caiaphas.  That little meeting with Annas probably served to allow Annas to feel important as well as give him an opportunity to try to find …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 26:26-56 – 20180226

Matthew 26:26  "...Jesus took bread..." Most likely the unleavened bread of the Passover observance. 28  "...My blood...which is shed for many for the remission of sins" Wondering if there is a difference in the shedding of Jesus's blood on the cross and His death on the cross.  The order of what He said on the …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 26:1-25 – 20180223

Matthew 26:2  "...the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified" Jesus knew it was coming and warned the disciples.  Matthew could look back and see how the pieces fit together.  Not sure how he found out about the meeting the religious leaders had, but he would see that it was all part …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 25 – 20180221

Matthew 25:1  "...ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom" I've heard the background to this parable explained a couple of different ways, and the commentaries suggested another.  Hard to know since we weren't there.  Just have to compare it to what they do in the present.  Some suggest it …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 24:29-51 – 20180218

Matthew 24:29  "Immediately after the tribulation..." At the end of the last seven years. 30  "...the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven..." Not sure exactly what this will be or be manifested as.  Commentaries suggest it is not saying a separate sign, but that the Son of Man appearing in the …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 24:1-28 – 20180216

Matthew 24:1  "...disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple" Probably speculation on my part, but from the context it sounds like the disciples were trying to cheer Jesus up.  He had just gone through something of a rant and ended with a lament over Jerusalem.  Was easy to see He was …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 23 – 20180214

Matthew 23:2  "...the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat" They didn't give the law as Moses did, but they told the people what the law said and how to observe it.  Problem was that they said one thing and did something else.  They themselves didn't follow the law.  The people were to do as we do …

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