Monthly Archives: October 2015

SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

Most Bible readers know the sad story of Samson and Delilah in the Old Testament which ends in tragedy for a son born to parents who were told ahead of time by an angel of his coming. The common understanding … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE Part III Verse 13: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, it cannot be made salty again. Salt is … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE Part II (con’t) So what is the difference between a “peacemaker” and a “peacekeeper?” In an ironic twist, in 1873 gun manufacturer Samuel Colt introduced a … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE Part II Verse 7: “Great blessings belong to those who show compassion to others, because compassion will be shown to them.” We find this expressed by … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE Part I (con’t) NOTE: Luke includes a Beatitude not found here in Matthew.1 It reads, “Great blessings belong to you who are crying now. You will … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE Part I Verses 1-2: “When Jesus saw the crowds of people there, He went up on a hillside and sat down. His followers came and sat … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER!

I once read this brain teaser: “Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?” It should only take about 10 seconds to figure this out. … Continue reading

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