Is Selling Stuff at Church Okay?

MATTHEW 21:12b-d Is Selling Stuff at Church Okay? Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Dueling interpretations of this story, one of the Bible’s most famous, became a battle ground in churches when I was a young preacher, starting in the ministry. People were arguing...

Hosanna. Huzzah.

MATTHEW 21:9-12a Hosanna. Huzzah. Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 21:9 Holman Then the crowds who went ahead of Him and those who followed kept shouting: Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest...

A Friend Behind Enemy Lines

MATTHEW 21:6-8 A Friend Behind Enemy Lines Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 21:6 Holman The disciples went and did just as Jesus directed them. Hurray for their precise prompt obedience. Jesus expects and deserves nothing less from us. The disciples’ obedience...

A New Kind of King

MATTHEW 21:1-5 A New Kind of King Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 21:1-3 (Holman) When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus then sent two disciples, telling them, “Go into the village ahead of you. At once you will...

The Stewardship of Influence

Matthew 4:21-23a The Stewardship of Influence Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 4:21 (Holman) Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He...

The Great Architect’s Cornerstone

Matthew 21:40-46 The Great Architect’s Cornerstone Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 21:40-41 (Holman) “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?” “He will completely destroy those terrible men,”...