Posts with the category “matthew”

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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