Posts with the category “matthew”

Place of Healing
by Tim Canosa on April 5th, 2024
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds fr...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on April 1st, 2024
12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,    the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,    Galilee of the Gentiles—16 the people living in darkness    have see...  Read More
Fishing With Nets
by Tim Canosa on March 29th, 2024
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on March 25th, 2024
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.Matthew 4:18-20In the Sea of Galilee, like a stone dropped in a pond, the ripples of Jesus' ...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on March 22nd, 2024
3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”Matthew 4:3-4Temptation is a part of life. Sometimes it feels like it’s a part of every minute of life. Sometimes it gets tiring and it feels harder not to give in.One thing I’ve...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on March 18th, 2024
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.Matthew 4:10-11I’m a child of a Scientific age. Where the only rational explanation for things is that if it can’t be seen by a microscope, tested in a lab or deduced from maths, then it doesn’t exist. Sometimes I find the exis...  Read More
Don't Take The Bait
by Tim Canosa on March 15th, 2024
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”Matthew 4:8-9It sounds so dumb when you read it like this. More fairytale than reality (not saying it is). As if anyone would take the bait, let alone Jesus.And yet, we take this bait everyday. Oh probably ...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on March 11th, 2024
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.Matthew 4:1-2I wonder what you think of this? The Spirit leading Jesus’ into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. I rekon this can be a bit confronting for some people. Why would the Spirit do such a thing? Doesn’t God lead us into blessing?And yes… He doe...  Read More
God's Love
by Tim Canosa on March 8th, 2024
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”Matthew 3:16-17I want you to picture some people you love. Go on. Take a moment.Now, imagine they come to you and say, I want to go and he...  Read More
His Best
by Tim Canosa on March 4th, 2024
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptised by you, and do you come to me?”15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfil all righteousness.” Then John consented.Matthew 3:13-15One of the things I often wrestle with when I write the Village Daily Blog is whether to go back over m...  Read More
Spiritual Cleaning
by Tim Canosa on March 1st, 2024
11“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”Matthew 3:11-12In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, af...  Read More
Spiritual Stains
by Tim Canosa on February 26th, 2024
4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.Matthew 3:4-6I love the feeling of being clean. One of the greatest experiences I reckon is the first shower after...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on February 23rd, 2024
16When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.Matthew 2:16For many in our community the gospel account of Jesus’ life is something more akin to a Disney fairytale than it is to real history. Much of this thi...  Read More
Wise Worship
by Tim Canosa on February 19th, 2024
After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, franki...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on February 16th, 2024
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.Matthew 2:3-4It’s hard to like Herod. I mean, you can understand to a certain extent. Herod wasn’t a Jew. And yet he was a ‘King of the Jews’. He wasn’t like or trusted by his people because o...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on February 12th, 2024
1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”Matthew 2:1-2Who were the Magi? No, they weren’t the inventors of fried noodles or chicken seasoning (as far as we know!?).What do we know? Well, they were from ...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on February 9th, 2024
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said ...  Read More
Family Tree
by Tim Canosa on February 5th, 2024
Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.Matthew 1:17There’s a moment in a Will Smith movie called Hitch, where he (Smith) takes a girl out on a date to Ellis Island in New York where so many migrants first landed on American soil to begin a new life.Smith’s character thinks he has pul...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on February 2nd, 2024
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of AbrahamMatthew 1:1What does it mean that Jesus is the ‘Messiah’? We saw and (I atleast) embraced O’Donnell’s argument that the answer is found at the end of Matthew’s gospel.In Matthew 28, after His death and resurrection, Jesus appears to the disciples and He gives the so-called great commission made up of four ‘all’s’. All a...  Read More
by Tim Canosa on January 29th, 2024
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of AbrahamMatthew 1:1If you were with us on Christmas day, you’d remember that Christ isn’t Jesus’ surname (or second name?? I never know). No, Christ is a title, it’s a Greek translation of the Hebrews word, Messiah. Which means, ‘anointed one’ or ‘God’s chosen one’ or ‘God’s Prophet/Priest/Saviour/King’.That’s what Messiah can ...  Read More





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