That’s What You Said…

“Jesus said to him, ‘That’s what you say. Nevertheless, I tell you from now on you will witness the Son of Man seated at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven.’” (Matthew 26:64)   “But Jesus said, ‘I am. and you will see the Son of Man seated on the… Read More

Time, Time, and What We Do with Our Time

“And, when the day came, the Elders of the people gathered with the Chief Priests and the Scribes and they led him to their Sanhedrin.” (Luke 22:66)   “And they led Jesus away to the High Priest and all of the Chief Priests, the Elders, and the Scribes.” (Mark 14:53)   The scriptures record that… Read More

The Rooster Crows a Second Time

“Then he began to curse and to take an oath, ‘I do not know the man!’ and at once the rooster crowed.” (Matthew 26:74)   “Then he began to place himself under a curse and take an oath, ‘I do not know the man of whom you speak!’ And at once the rooster crowed a… Read More

The First Accusation

“But Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. One of the slave-girls approached him saying, ‘You were also with Jesus the Galilean.’” (Matthew 26:69)   “And Peter was down in the courtyard and one of the slave-girls came and saw Peter warming himself. Looking at him intently she said, ‘You are with the Nazarine, Jesus.’”… Read More

Birth Announcements

I.  The Birth of John the Baptist Announced             A.  John’s Parents                         1.  Zechariah the priest (name means “Yahweh has remembered”)                         2.  Elizabeth of the house of Aaron (name means “My God is an Oath”)                         3.  Both parents from a priestly line—not a common thing to happen             B. … Read More


I.  The Purpose of a genealogy             A.  they establish Jesus’ credentials             B.  Matthew, writing to a Jewish audience takes his genealogy back to Abraham                         1.  Matthew picks up where the genealogies in Genesis 5 and 11 leave off                         2.  Matthew’s emphasis is on the fulfillment of Jesus’ Sonship in… Read More