Matthew 10:1-20: Mission

Genesis 50, Psalm 23, Matthew 10:1-20, Acts 15:1-21 Matthew 10:1-20: Famously, Jesus now calls the twelve to him (10:1), and then sends the twelve out from him (10:5). The apostles, ...
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Matthew 9:27-38: Sheep Without a Shepherd

Genesis 49, Psalm 22:12-31, Matthew 9:27-38, Acts 14 Matthew 9:27-38:  Jesus continues his ministry of going about healing and saving—while at the same time aware that the culmination of this ...
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Matthew 9:14-26: New Wine

Genesis 48, Psalm 22:1-11, Matthew 9:14-26, Acts 13:26-52 Matthew 9:14-26:  First a question from the disciples of John about fasting. Jesus’ disciples are not fasting: why? (9:14). Jesus’ answer is ...
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Matthew 9:1-13: Not Righteous, But Sinners

Genesis 46-47, Psalm 21, Matthew 9:1-13,  Acts 13:1-25 Matthew 9:1-13: Sin is a word that is rarely used in contemporary culture. We do not “sin”; we make “mistakes”—“my bad,” “whoops.” And when ...
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Matthew 8:23-34: What Son of Man Is This? 

Genesis 44-45, Psalm 20, Matthew 8:23-34, Acts 12 Matthew 8:23-34:  Jesus is typically presented as “meek and mild,” a sort of easy-going fellow, hail-fellow-well-met type, who will go with the ...
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Matthew 8:14-22: Come and Die

Genesis 42-43, Psalm 19, Matthew 8:14-22, Acts 11:19-30  Matthew 8:14-22: We see now the beauty and the sacrifice of following Jesus. First, we meet Jesus among a family—Peter’s family. Jesus is not distant ...
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