Monthly Archives: December 2016

SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

RESOLUTION FOR 2017 As I sat in a hotel dining area I saw a young woman trying to eat while wrestling with her fidgety one-year-old son. I felt sympathy for her but was in no position to help. Minutes later, … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW SUMMARY OF CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN We began this chapter reading about the terrible end to one of Jesus’ disciples. He was the one who orchestrated the betrayal of his … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Part XIX Verses 62b-64: The next day, the leading priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. They said, “Sir, we remember that while that impostor was … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Part XVIII Isaiah had prophesied that the Messiah would be laid in a tomb among those who are rich.1 Also, in a small Jewish tractate we … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Part XVII The last Mary, in Matthew’s list, was the mother of Zebedee’s children – James and John. In Mark’s Gospel, she is identified as also … Continue reading

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WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY

NEW TESTAMENT CONTEXTUAL COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert R. Seyda GOSPEL OF MATTHEW CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN Part XVI In the Jewish Mishnah, we read the following law concerning those accused of blasphemy, such as Jesus was: “The blasphemer is liable only if … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

Cindy Lew, who became disabled due to medical issues after being a high school teacher and who now feels extremely blessed and inspired to work with students teaching Graphic Design, wrote this line: “Remember, the greatest gift is not found … Continue reading

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