Category: Matthew

The NT365 Experiment: Acts 3

The first Christians experienced some unique and powerful things. They saw the Spirit of God moving in a fresh and special way. He was doing many wonders and signs through the apostles. Miracles were regular occurrences. This was an exiting and worshipful time. The… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Acts 3”

The NT365 Experiment: Acts 2

Acts 2 has been one of my favorite chapters in the Bible for a long time. As a pastor, it is my “go to” chapter. It has everything I point to when challenging our congregation and my own pastoral leadership. The apostles are gathered… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Acts 2”

The NT365 Experiment: Acts 1

The next stop on our journey through the New Testament is the book of Acts. Acts picks up right where Matthew left off. At the end of Matthew, Jesus sent the disciples out into their world to live daily lives that were dedicated to… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Acts 1”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 28

I chose not to comment on chapter 27 because I wanted it to speak for itself. There is much to say about Jesus’ sufferings, rejection, and crucifixion, and we will cover those things in great detail later in our reading of the New Testament.… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 28”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 26

Over the span of 75 verses, Matthew narrates the events of Jesus’ final hours with his disciples prior to his arrest. This action packed narrative contains a number of significant stories about Jesus and his disciples. I want to highlight two . Jesus is… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 26”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 25

Chapter 25 is the continuation from chapter 24 of Jesus’ final instruction to his disciples. This instruction is often referred to as the Olivet Discourse because Jesus was sitting on the Mount Olives outside of Jerusalem when he taught it. The discourse, as we… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 25”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 24

Matthew 24 is one of the most discussed and famous chapters in the Gospel because Jesus gives his disciples “the signs of the end of the age” in the first half of his Olivet Discourse. His followers have sought to interpret these “signs” and… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 24”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 23

Intense is the only word that I can come up with to describe Matthew 23. Jesus holds nothing back in his instruction to the people and in his rebuke of the Pharisees. Instruction (23:1-12) Jesus instructs his hearers to be on their guard against… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 23”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 22

I apologize for the delay in posting these comments. At this point in the Gospel, the conflict between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders was at a fever pitch. They did not like Jesus and were prepared to stop at nothing to get rid… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 22”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 19

What do you value most in life? Is it your family? Is it your job? Is it your commitments to the community? Is it the successes of your life professionally and personally? Is the wealth you have amassed? Those are important questions. They are… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 19”