Reflections From Matthew

CONSCIOUSLY ACCEPTING PAIN

Matthew 27:34 “they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He...

HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR DIE

Matthew 27:32 “Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled...

THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH!

Matthew 27:29  “And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the...

IT DOES NOT MATTER

Matthew 27:29-30  “When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head...And...

DEATH IS THE ONLY SOLUTION

Matthew 27:26 “Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him...

PROCESS OF DYING

Matthew 27:26 “Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him...

SUPERFICIAL CLEANSING

Matthew 27:24 “When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all...he took water and washed his...

THE UNRELIABLE CROWD

Matthew 27:20  “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should...

POLITICS AND JUSTICE

Matthew 27:17-18 “Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, 'Whom do you...

FORGIVE YOURSELF

Matthew 27:5  “Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went...

IRREVERSIBLE

Matthew 27:3 “Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and...

THE GREATEST AGONY

Matthew 26:74-75  “Then he began to curse and swear, saying, ‘I do not know the Man!’...

THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL

Matthew 26:67-68  “Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the...

WHO ARE YOU KIDDING?

Matthew 26:65  “Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, ‘He has spoken blasphemy! What...

LONGING FOR HIS RETURN

Matthew 26:64  “...Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting...

WHAT HUMILITY IS NOT

Matthew 26:63-64 “But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, ‘I put You...

THE DISCIPLINE OF SILENCE

Matthew 26:62-63  “And the high priest arose and said to Him, ‘Do You answer nothing? What is...

ALWAYS QUOTE THE CONTEXT

Matthew 26:60-61  “...at last two false witnesses came forward and said ‘This fellow said "I...

SUCCUMBING TO FEAR

Matthew 26:58  “But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest's courtyard. And he...

WALKING YOUR ROAD ALONE

Matthew 26:56  “But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled....

FULFILLING SCRIPTURES

Matthew 26:54  “How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” Our...

RESPONDING TO AGGRESSORS

Matthew 26:52-53 “But Jesus said to him, ‘Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword...

INEXPLICABLE ATTITUDE

Matthew 26:50  “But Jesus said to him, ‘Friend, why have you come?’ Then they came and laid...

DOUBLE LANGUAGE

DOUBLE LANGUAGE

Matthew 26:48 “Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, 'Whomever I kiss, He is the One;...

THE UNENDING BATTLE

Matthew 26:41  “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing,...