Contributed on Dec 25, 2013
A short reflection on the significance of the Cup.
THE COMMUNION CUP Matthew 26:27-28 Each of the four cups of the Passover meal was associated with a line of Exodus 6:6-7. The third cup is linked to the words “I will redeem you.” Jesus took this cup, and invested it with new meaning. Instead of the blood of the original ...read more
Contributed on Nov 29, 2013
A lesson in true repentance.
PETER’S DENIAL Matthew 26:31-75 In the Bible, the weakness of God’s servants is held aloft as an example for all to see. The account of Peter’s denial of Jesus is a humbling reminder that even the best of men is vulnerable to the wiles of the devil, if he allows himself to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2017
Matthew's account of Jesus' Passion, as viewed from its own Biblical, historical and theological context.
A REVERENT ACCOUNT OF A HORRIFIC EVENT Matthew 27:11-54 It is quite remarkable that two acts within Matthew’s account of our Lord’s judicial murder are passed over quite without the gory details which our modern culture seems to demand. Each is referred to by a single word in the ...read more