Bible Study Notes on Matthew 22:23-46 – 20180212

Matthew 22:23  "...the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection..." The Pharisees were fair you see because they believed in the resurrection.  The Sadducees were sad you see because they didn't believe in the resurrection.  I'd never heard nor checked on which part of the resurrection the Sadducees denied, just that of the body or …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 22:1-22 – 20180209

Matthew 22:2  "...who arranged a marriage for his son" Not just a party or celebration, but a marriage.  Making it as close to reality as possible. 3  "...they were not willing to come" Pretty much analogous, just be sure to see the main points and not get hung up on trying to precisely match parts.  …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 21:23-46 – 20180207

Matthew 21:25  "...From heaven or from men..." Was John's message from God or did he just make it up.  Sad part is that they had to think about it, which is really their answer.  They knew what John preached was the truth, but it didn't fit their ideas of the kingdom of God, nor did …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 21:1-22 – 20180205

Matthew 21:1  "...Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives..." Village on the road from Jericho to Jerusalem.  Commentary not sure if it is on the west or east of Bethany.  This mention refers to the Mount of Olives which makes me wonder if it was slightly closer to Jerusalem than Bethany. 2  "...Go into the village …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 20 – 20180202

Matthew 20:1  "...kingdom of heaven is like..." An aspect of the kingdom of heaven is like this.  Must be careful not to be narrow minded.  He is showing one aspect, not the whole thing.  Probably where we have the problem of trying to make all aspects of parables analogous.  Must be open minded to clearly …

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