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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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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