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Matthew 18 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.” – Matthew 18:5 This chapter is the fourth discourse section in Matthew’s gospel.  In this passage, Jesus instructs on how believers should treat one another when sin occurs in the church body.  He teaches how to prevent sin in the lives of believers, how to deal with those believers who do sin, and how to forgive those believers who have sinned against us. Jesus’ discourse[…]

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Matthew 17 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.’” – Matthew 17:5 We have already discussed how Jesus is both fully God and fully man.  We also see in passages such as that Jesus humbled himself and took on the form of man so that he could bring us into complete union[…]

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Matthew 16 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” – Matthew 16:24 Again, the religious leaders come to Jesus and ask for a sign from heaven.  They probably wanted some sort of miraculous sign such as fire coming down from heaven.  Jesus shows them their foolishness.  These religious leaders know how to interpret the signs of the weather, but they cannot[…]

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Matthew 15 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“…the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing.  And they glorified the God of Israel.” – Matthew 15:31  In Matthew 15, we see Jesus again confronted by the religious leaders.  The Pharisees and scribes came asking Jesus why his disciples did not wash their hands before they ate.  Instead of answering their question right away, Jesus asks them a question of his own.  In[…]

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Matthew 14 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” – Matthew 14:14 The Salvation Army’s fourth doctrine states: “We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.”  In this chapter of Matthew’s gospel, we see the divine and human natures of Jesus Christ side-by-side.  We[…]

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Matthew 13 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.” – Matthew 13:13 Matthew 13 is Jesus’ third discourse in the gospel of Matthew.  This discourse consists primarily of parables that describe the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus often used parables as a way to illustrate his teaching. Jesus’ first kingdom parable discusses the reception of the gospel.  Since Jesus gives[…]

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Matthew 12 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.  I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.” – Matthew 12:18 Throughout Jesus’ ministry, he received harsh criticism from the religious leaders.  They wanted to get Jesus to slip up so that they could discredit his authority. As they were walking through the grainfields, the Pharisees quickly confronted Jesus’ disciples when they[…]

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Matthew 11 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” – Matthew 11:27 Have you ever suspected something about someone but have just been waiting for them to say something to confirm your suspicion?  John had heard of the works of Jesus and had wondered if[…]

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Matthew 10 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” – Matthew 10:38 Matthew 10 is Jesus’ second discourse that he gives to his disciples.  As you recall, Matthew ended chapter 9 with Jesus’ call for harvest workers to go into the fields.  Now Jesus sends his own disciples on their first mission as harvest workers.  Having been trained to be disciples, they are now ready to put their knowledge[…]

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Matthew 9 – Boundless Bible Challenge

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.” – Matthew 9:35 Matthew 9 presents the contrast between faith and doubt.  We see Jesus interact with people of great faith as well as people who doubted Jesus’ ministry and authority. In , we see two men healed and put back on their feet.  The first man was[…]

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