She Would Not Let Go

I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 15:24) The patriarch Jacob wrestled with a mysterious man, and the wrestling match occurred because Jacob wanted this man’s blessing (Ge 32:22ff).  This man, as implied in the account and as explained...

He Prayed Alone

“And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.” (Matthew 14:23) Echoing the Old Testament, the New Testament sets forth the principle that the Word of God and prayer are central (Acts 6:6;...

You Give Them Something to Eat

“They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” (Matthew 14:16) In the account of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, Jesus invites His apostles to feed a crowd which likely exceeded 15,000 people!  How could the Apostles obtain sufficient food for this...

He Bought the Entire Field!

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) When Jesus taught in parables, such a method of teaching was not totally foreign to the...