The Gospel of Matthew and its Readers: A Historical Introduction to the First Gospel. A worthy addition to any preacher's library. The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees was like the ornaments of a grave, or dressing up a dead body, only for show. In Matthew 24, he views verses 15ff. Perhaps it was to Him only a sound; but it was a sound that had been sufficiently repeated in his hearing to get fixed in his memory, and to be regarded as connected with the name of Jesus. Covers the Gospel of Matthew, chs.
What is it that these men testify against you? He cleansed my sins, And did forgive. If you are the Son of God , come down from the cross. Published by Tolle Lege Press. The blood of Christ is now upon us for good, through mercy, by the Jews' rejection of it. The genie notices her anger and lets her vent her troubles to him. His treatment is very full, and his application of the text to life is refreshing.
They are living on the surface of life but it has no real meaning. Joseph used his own tomb for the burial of Jesus see. Early writers knew the Old Testament prophecies so well that sometimes they combined the information from various sources. I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. The deceitfulness of sinners' hearts appears in that they go down the streams of the sins of their own day, while they fancy that they should have opposed the sins of former days.
It should be noticed that the similitude in is drawn from the graves that were not whitened, or from which the whitewash had been worn away, and over which men passed without knowing of their contact with corruption. Outward motives may keep the outside clean, while the inside is filthy; but if the heart and spirit be made new, there will be newness of life; here we must begin with ourselves. Retains the strengths of Harmony of the Gospels and refines the sequence of entries to follow a more accurate and reliable chronology. The deceitfulness of sinners' hearts appears in that they go down the streams of the sins of their own day, while they fancy that they should have opposed the sins of former days. Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational.
The writings in the rest of the New Testament consistently describe the baptism and instruction of converts. We sometimes think, if we had lived when Christ was upon earth, that we should not have despised and rejected him, as men then did; yet Christ in his Spirit, in his word, in his ministers, is still no better treated. The Death of Jesus 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Commentary on Matthew 23:13-33 Read The scribes and Pharisees were enemies to the gospel of Christ, and therefore to the salvation of the souls of men. Matthew 27:22 What shall I do then with Jesus? Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1988. There was, it seems, but one thing that they most insisted upon, that was, his making himself a king, as to which we heard before how our Lord cleared himself.
Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1973. Relying heavily on source criticism, Green provides little more than a summary of modern critical opinion regarding matters of authorship, date, and the like. Why, many of you, I believe, if He were to throw Himself down before you and plead with you, you would step right over Him. You know your conduct killed your poor mother. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
They, utterly unreasonable, only demand the move vehemently that Jesus be crucified. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. The message from his wife was a warning. He will receive the punishment which Barabbas should have experienced for his crimes. In the mean time the Saviour stands ready to receive all who come to him. But too often happens if one falls from his first love, or fails the grace of God and sins, that man hides his sins and is unwilling to surrender his position. However this piece of wordplay is meaningless in Greek.
This brief work deserves to be read slowly and carefully. But surely you will not. Approaches the gospel from the perspective of the writer as a teacher and shows how what he wrote was designed to strengthen the faith of believers in the early church. The question which Pilate asked, and which he answered so fatally, is a question which we have, every one of us, still to answer. Jones blushed, he was not guilty of any wrongdoing. Pilate sought to drown his conscience, the plea of his distressed wife, and the proclaimed verdict of innocence, in the cacophony of a hysterical mob; but the decision was his.
Yet, throwing aside all shame, they obstinately insist on the murder of Christ, which brought along with it the disgrace of the whole nation. I recommend that your priority be a steady intake of solid Biblical food so that with practice you will have your spiritual senses trained to discern good from evil Heb 5:14-. First published in 1915, this work remains one of the best treatments of Matthew's gospel ever written. How much is all this against the spirit of Christianity! This conceals the real essence of what Matthew was trying to present. As a result, this work, though deeply devotional, does not make a lasting contribution. Hebrew wordplay is not unknown in Matthew, such as.
Any anti-Semitism based on also ignores scriptural testimony that the Lord loves the people of Israel and has a plan for their salvation see ; ;. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. Though highly praised by C. Not for the glory of God and the good of souls, but that they might have the credit and advantage of making converts. It is much for the honour of the Lord Jesus, that, though he suffered as an evil doer, yet neither his judge nor his prosecutors could find that he had done any evil. There is much debate, and many theories among scholars as to what the quote could mean. But ere long, deserved vengeance will fall on every church which is Christian in name only.