Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 9 January 2023. Today’s topic: We Do

When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 9 January 2023. Today’s topic: We Do”

Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 4 January 2023. Today’s topic: Dream About That

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.  Matthew 2:12 Dreams again.   Having been told, through a dream, to disobey King Herod’s command, the mysterious men from a faraway land went home via a different route.   Perhaps they went south, through Egypt (as JesusContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 4 January 2023. Today’s topic: Dream About That”

Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 3 January 2023. Today’s topic: Their Gifts Represent

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 If you’re a long-time follower of Jesus, some of this may be old-hat.   Bear with me anyway because there’s somethingContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 3 January 2023. Today’s topic: Their Gifts Represent”

Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 2 January 2023. Today’s topic: That We Might Worship Him, Too

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Matthew 2:9-10 Happy New Year and may this new year be the kind ofContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 2 January 2023. Today’s topic: That We Might Worship Him, Too”

Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 29 December 2022. Today’s topic: Herod’s Lie

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” Matthew 2:7-8 Let’s recap.  Wise menContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 29 December 2022. Today’s topic: Herod’s Lie”

Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 26 December 2022. Today’s topic: The Work of Christmas

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”  Matthew 2:1-2 On the day after Christmas, the work of Christmas begins.  Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Matthew, 26 December 2022. Today’s topic: The Work of Christmas”