Peggy’s sister-in-law, Katrina, is in need of earnest prayers right now. Not sure if this post will be private, so won’t give details here. Text me if you need more info. Love!
We’ll have one last class for the year here Thursday at 6:30pm about Matthew 27, Lord willing. Come on o’er!
Here are some questions that you can think about it and bring your thoughts to the discussion.
- Re: Matthew 26:69-75 and Matthew 27:1-10, analyze and compare the responses of Peter (denier) and Judas (betrayer). What made them respond differently? What can we take away from these two men? Are there some principles found elsewhere in the bible that speak to your answers?
2. Re: Matthew 27:8 and Acts 1:18-19. Is there a definite discrepancy? If not, how can the two accounts be reconciled?
3. Re: Matthew 27:11-23, compare the two prisoners Pilate put forward to release to the people. (Also see Acts 3:14-15). What did this say about the character of the Jewish crowd?
4. Re: Matthew 27:26-31, how might Isaiah 52:13-15 connect to the account of what happened to Jesus here?
5. Re: Matthew 27:34, why do you think Jesus refused to drink the bitter wine?
6. Re: Matthew 27:34-44, think of the significance of Psalm 22 and its connection to this reading.
7. Re: Matthew 27:45-50, in what sense was Jesus forsaken by God?
8. Re: Matthew 27:51-54, what was the significance of the events that occurred when Jesus died?
9. Re: Matthew 27:57-60, why was Jesus buried in a rich man’s tomb? (see Isaiah 53:9)
Jonathan Edwards was a preacher in the 1700’s. You’ve probably heard about his famous sermon called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. It’s really interesting to contemplate the contribution of Edwards and his contemporaries on our current conclusions. But that’s another post.
I stumbled onto a blog called A Puritans Mind, where I found a list of resolutions that Jonathan Edwards wrote for himself. He prefaced his resolutions with this:
“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week.”
Which of his resolutions is your favorite? Which do you find odd?
Here’s some encouragement to authentically follow God today 👣
Our house, 6:30 PM, Matthew 25.
We plan on this being the last Thursday class for the year. We will be taking a break until the first Thursday in January, when we hope to start the “Telling Yourself the Truth” book study.
After Thursday’s Matt. 25 discussion, I hope we can incorporate Matthew 26-28 into our Sunday meetings for the next couple of weeks, that way, we’ll have officially covered the entire book together in one way or another.
We hope everyone is having a great week and we hope to see you Thursday!