After completing Jesus' sermon, Matthew begins recounting signs reported in Mark and some other source(s) Matthew shares with Luke... View the entire commentary
Jesus' Authority over Sickness
Even the best of ancient historians were interested in the meaning of history, its moral, as well as its information; most biographers especially explored their characters as positive or negative examples... View the entire commentary
The Gentile mission was at most peripheral to Jesus' earthly ministry: he did not actively seek out Gentiles for ministry (Mt 10:5), and both occasions on which he heals Gentiles he does so from a distance (8:13; 15:28)... View the entire commentary
Jesus the Healer
Despite our claim to believe the Bible, we often reject those of its teachings that violate our traditions... View the entire commentary
Following Where Jesus Leads
The same Jesus who has authority over nature (Mt 8:23-27), demons (8:28-34) and paralysis (9:2-8) is the One whose authority we should acknowledge over our own lives... View the entire commentary
Jesus' Authority over Nature and Disciples
As in the preceding section (8:1-22), here Matthew recounts three signs of Jesus' authority over creation (8:23-9:8), then turns to Jesus' proper authority over humanity and our response to him (9:9-17)... View the entire commentary
Jesus' Authority over Nature
This passage affirms Jesus' authority over nature (8:26), and if over nature, then over any crisis his followers may face... View the entire commentary
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