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Matthew 28 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20 Finally, Sunday has come!  The doubts and worries can be cleared away because Jesus has risen from the dead!  His promise of resurrection has[…]

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Matthew 27 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, ‘Truly this was the Son of God!’” – Matthew 27:54 When we come to the death narrative of Jesus’ life, it is easy to skim over it since we are so familiar with it.  We know that Jesus died and we know what that means for us, but[…]

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Matthew 26 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.’” – Matthew 26:39 We have now entered into the final days of Jesus’ life and ministry.  The teaching has been done, the miracles have been performed, and now the sacrifice must be made. Jesus clearly knew what awaited him.  He was[…]

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Matthew 25 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” – Matthew 25:40 Matthew 25 continues the discourse that Jesus began in chapter 24.  Here Jesus turns from talking about the things leading up to the end times to talking about the last judgment.  Jesus continues to emphasize the necessity of being ready for his return.[…]

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Matthew 24 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” – Matthew 24:35 Matthew 24 and 25 make up the final of the five discourses in Matthew’s gospel.  This final discourse can be one of the more difficult discourses to comprehend because Jesus is not speaking in parables, nor is he giving straight teaching.  Instead, Jesus is sharing prophecy with his disciples about the end times.  You may hear someone refer to things[…]

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Matthew 23 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” – Matthew 23:39 Having squelched the religious leaders’ questioning, Jesus now turns to his disciples and the crowds to instruct them on how to handle these “teachers”.  He also pronounces condemnation upon these religious leaders and their character. Jesus instructs the disciples that they are to do whatever the scribes and Pharisees[…]

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Matthew 22 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“When they heard it, they marveled.  And they left him and went away.” – Matthew 22:22 As we already saw, Jesus has started facing his most significant battles of questioning and criticism from the religious leaders.  They have had enough of this miracle-worker and teacher – they needed to get rid of him. In this chapter, we see another parable that Jesus gives to the religious leaders as well as the questioning that the religious teachers[…]

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Matthew 21 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.” – Matthew 21:43 Chapter 21 begins Jesus’ final week before his death and resurrection.  In the next few chapters, we see Jesus come into increasing conflict with the religious leaders, he continues to teach his disciples, and he gives himself as the ultimate and perfect sacrifice for sin. Jesus is about to enter[…]

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Matthew 20 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:28 In the last chapter of Matthew, Peter had asked about the rewards that he and the other disciples would receive for their service.  Jesus ended by saying that the first will be last and the last will be first.  As Jesus continues on his journey to Jerusalem and to the[…]

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Matthew 19 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.” – Matthew 19:29 Jesus has now left his native region of Galilee and is beginning his trek to Jerusalem where he will ultimately suffer death on the cross and rise again.  As Jesus continues to teach the crowds and his disciples, he focuses on two[…]

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