Tag Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Standing on the starting line

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the only one who stands on the edge of a cliff and thinks, “No way.” Granted, sometimes the cliff is very high, and sometimes it is only a couple feet down, but more often … Continue reading

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Show me a sign

Whenever I meditate on the Transfiguration – the time when Jesus went up a mountain with Peter, James, and John, and was revealed in all His glory – I always think of our desire for signs. In fact, in the … Continue reading

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Paralysis

A paralyzed man is brought to Jesus by his friends, and Jesus tells him, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Matthew 9:2) Has that ever bothered you? The Bible doesn’t give the man’s response, but it does mention that the scribes were … Continue reading

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Catholic Guilt

There are several places in the Mass where Catholic Guilt seems to be promoted. I can see where it can be interpreted that way, but when you dive in a bit, the meaning really changes. For example, as the priest … Continue reading

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Got Talent?

  This weekend, I heard the parable of the talents. You know, the one where the master leaves three servants with one, three, and five talents (money worth about a year’s wages)? Two of them invest the talents and double … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

What does it mean to have faith? My Bible study last week talked about how faith is more than emotions, magic, and good things happening. You have faith “in something”. It doesn’t matter if you are feeling it or not. … Continue reading

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Seeking

There is a retreat program at our church, and each time the team giving the retreat comes up with a verse as their theme. Several of the banners are on display right now, and I thought I would go through … Continue reading

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Follow Me 13

These next few places that we follow are places that none of us really want to go. Even the apostles tried to avoid it. Jesus goes to places of suffering and death, and we will go there, too. However, we … Continue reading

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Follow Me 10

You know those times when life is great and all is wonderful in the world? That’s where we go today. Jesus enters Jerusalem to songs and praise and roads lined with people laying down palm branches. Awesome. All His work … Continue reading

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Follow Me 4

We’re almost to chapter 5 and Jesus finally starts in earnest. He stays in this small backwoods town, goes to the synagogues, and teaches, preaches, and heals. It’s a small section, but it leads up to the Sermon on the … Continue reading

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