Sermon on the Mount, Part 2 – Matthew 6

Read the Passage: Matthew 6 Good Deeds (6:1–4) In the first section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus was correcting bad interpretation and teaching from the Old Testament. This […]

Sermon on the Mount, Part 1 – Matthew 5

Read the Passage: Matthew 5:1-48 Characterization of Believers (5:1–16) Matt. 5:1 begins the first of five teaching and narrative cycles in Matthew’s Gospel. The teaching section covers Matt. 5–7, and […]

Jesus’ Early Ministry – Matthew 3–4

Read the Passage: Matthew 3-4 Person of John (3:1–17) In this passage Matthew records the message, appearance, and ministry of John the Baptist, whom he has not mentioned previously in […]

The Birth of Jesus – Matthew 1–2

Read the Passage: Matthew 1-2 Authorship and Date – Although the Gospel of Matthew, like all of the four Gospels, is technically anonymous, Matthew’s name has been associated with it […]

Ruth’s Redemption – Ruth 3:1–4:22

Read the Passage: Ruth 3:1-4:22 Promise of Redemption (3:1–18) Ruth chapter 2 begins with dire circumstances, but ends with great promise. After the introduction of Boaz, as well as Ruth […]

Ruth Meets Boaz – Ruth 2:1–23

Read the Passage: Ruth 2:1-23 Ruth’s Labor (2:1–7) From a human perspective, the circumstances of Naomi and Ruth were quite dire. They were both widows, Ruth was a foreigner, and […]

Introduction to Ruth – Ruth 1:1–22

Read the Passage: Ruth 1:1-22 Authorship and Date: The book of Ruth is named after the main human character in the book, Ruth the Moabitess. Only two Old Testament books […]

The End Times – 2 Peter 3:1-18

Read the Passage: 2 Peter 3:1-18 Knowledge (3:1–9) Peter begins this chapter by referring to his first letter to the churches of Asia Minor, which we know as 1 Peter. […]

False Teachers – 2 Peter 2:1-22

Read the Passage: 2 Peter 2:1-22 False Teachers’ Presence (2:1–3) In 2 Pet. 1:21 Peter had noted that in times past “holy men of God spoke as they were moved […]