Holy Week: Blood Covenant

Matthew 26:28 Holy Week: Blood Covenant Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 26:28a (Holman) “For this is My blood that establishes the covenant;” In Bible times, a covenant was a relationship, an agreement, between two parties. It entailed stipulations,...

Jesus’ Time Was Near

Matthew 26:17-22 Jesus’ Time Was Near Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matthew 26:17 (Holman) On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare the Passover so You may eat it?” It was Thursday of Holy Week....

Jesus Walked A Bible Path

Matthew 26:23-26a Jesus Walked A Bible Path Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 26:23 (Holman) He replied, “The one who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl—he will betray Me.” The betrayer is a close acquaintance, a supposed friend. This fact heightened the...

This Is My Body

Matthew 26:26b-27 This Is My Body Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 26:26b (Holman) . . .and broke it,. . . Since the unleavened bread, being flat, was brittle, pieces had to be broken off rather than “torn” off. Breaking it predicted the sufferings about to take place....

Why This Waste?

Matthew 26:7b-8 Why This Waste? Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 26:7b (Holman) She poured it on His head as He was reclining at the table. This lady found what we seek; she drew near to God’s heart. What lessons can we learn from her to help us in our quest to...

Marrying After Divorce

Matthew 19:9 Marrying After Divorce Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Matt. 19:9 (Holman) “And I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” This famous “exception clause” is difficult to know how to apply....