Matthew 23-25: Woes, signs and parables.

March 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Matthew 23-25. Background: Matthew 20-22. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 23 Seven woe’s to the scribes and Pharisees:¬†In this passage, Jesus talks very openly and distinctly about the scribes and the Pharisees. It does not seem that He is too worried about whether or not they would take offense at His…

Isaiah 40-44: The Holy One of Israel.

February 27, 2015. Daily Reading: Isaiah 40-44. Background: Isaiah 34-39. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 40 1. A voice of one crying in the wilderness:¬†Comfort was coming for the people of Israel, which is likely an immediate reference to the Babylonians (who had taken Judah captive) being defeated by the Medes and Persians. As chapter 40…

Steadfast.

June 8, 2014. Tonight was the last night in Nicaragua. It was really hard saying goodbye to everyone, especially for some people in our group. I hope the work we did down here continues on without us being here and that the church is able to grow. One night, our campus minister lead a prayer…