Category Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Blood on the Table—Part 14—Forgiveness

In the last post we defined guilt. Now we turn to forgiveness. We immediately face a problem with this idea since the Bible uses it in different ways. In some passages, it is a release from the necessity of paying … Continue reading

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Grace at the King’s Table — Part 3

While thinking more about the Lord’s Supper in Matthew, it occurred to me that I have ignored another major theme for the Supper: the Supper! Matthew ties his account of the Supper, as does Mark, to the feeding of the … Continue reading

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Grace at the King’s Table — Part 2

If Matthew emphasizes the kingship of Jesus in his book, then how should we read his account of the Lord’s Supper? Two issues rise immediately to mind. First, throughout the Bible, kingship is not really about power. It is more … Continue reading

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Grace at the King’s Table — Part 1

To say that Matthew presents Jesus as king is a truism, but a truism is still valid and to miss it is to miss the obvious. Its cliche status must not deter us from observing its relevance. Twenty-five percent of … Continue reading

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But Why the Supper?

Why should we even talk about the Lord’s Supper? Jesus commanded it, and we observe it. Isn’t that enough? We read one of the passages as we do. Don’t Scripture reading and our obedience satisfy the Lord’s instructions? For much … Continue reading

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Grace at the Table

Two great passions motivate me in my thinking and teaching: the grace of God and the Lord’s Supper. These will be the themes I’ll most often explore in these sessions online. Grace changed my life 25 years ago, and at … Continue reading

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