Matthew 25:14–25:30Jesus tells the story of a master with three servants. The master went on a long journey and gave
each servant talents of money which were distributed according to each person’s ability (vv. 14-15).
These talents were worth a minimum of $1,000 each (about 20 years wages) in those … Read more
Matthew 25:1–25:13Jesus illustrates the Kingdom of Heaven with a story of ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and
went to meet the bridegroom (v. 1). Five were foolish and took no oil for their lamps (vv. 2-3). The
other five were wise and took extra oil for their lamps (v. 4). As they waited the … Read more
Matthew 24:32–24:51When the fig tree buds and the leaves begin to sprout you know that summer is near (v. 32). The
same is true with the events that begin to happen here; you can know that the Lord’s return is very
near (vv. 33-34). No one knows the day or hour when the heavens and earth will disap … Read more
Matthew 24:15–24:31Matthew 24 is a very exciting passage. There is no biblical subject which can create the same
amount of curiosity that this subject can create. It is a great sermon on the Second Coming
preached by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is known as the Olivet Discourse. As I stated in yesterd … Read more
Matthew 24:1–24:14This section forms Jesus’ most prophetic message of the coming of the end of the world (or the
present age) which is often referred to as His Olivet Discourse. After Jesus left his discussion with
the religious leaders he returned to Bethany by way of the Mount of Olives where He … Read more
Matthew 23:27–23:39In our next woe Jesus gives an analogy of the Pharisees who appeared righteous on the outside.
(like unto white washed tombs) however they were corrupt and decaying on the inside (vv. 27-32).
It was a tradition for the Pharisees to build and decorate the tombs of the martyrs. How … Read more
Matthew 23:13–23:26Jesus had great sorrow for the Pharisees because they were blinded to God’s truth and their sins.
In today’s and tomorrow’s passage we see eight woes that we might contrast to the eight
beatitudes in (Matt. 5:1-12). The beatitudes described true righteousness and here He describe … Read more
Matthew 23:1–23:12This was our Lord’s last public message which was directed especially to the Pharisees. It is said
that there were about 6,000 Pharisees in that day and most of them were middle class
businessmen. The name Pharisee came from a word that means “to separate” and the Phari … Read more
Matthew 22:34–22:46When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they asked Him an ethical question about the Law (vv. 34-35). They said, “Master which is the great commandment in the law” (v. 36)? This was not a new question for the scribes and Pharisees as they had b … Read more
Matthew 22:15–22:22The crowd was very deceptive. The day was still Tuesday. The scene was still the temple. The
Lord’s enemies were smarting from the series of parables Jesus had given. They decided to try to
trap Him through a series of “loaded” questions (v. 15). The Herodians (v. 16) w … Read more
Matthew 22:23–22:33A little later the same day a group of Sadducees came to ask Jesus a doctrinal question about the
resurrection (v. 23). These Sadducees were the “religious liberals” of that day. They said there is no
resurrection or angels, but they were firm adherents to the law of Mo … Read more
Matthew 22:1–22:14This parable is not to be confused with the parable of the great supper (Luke 14:16-24). The period
described here must be after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit.
The Father is still inviting the people of Israel to come, in spite of what … Read more
Matthew 21:33–21:46This parable continues to make a statement against the Jewish religious authorities. Perhaps the
rulers of the Jews thought they had heard enough, but Jesus continued to give them warning in
another parable. He told about a landowner (God) who planted a vineyard (Israel). He buil … Read more
Matthew 21:23–21:32Jesus returned to the temple for the third time this week (v. 23). At the end of one of His teaching
sessions the chief priests and elders challenged Jesus by what authority He was doing these
things; which probably was in reference to His triumphal entry into the city. In … Read more