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What To Do With God’s Party Invitation | Matthew 22:1-14

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

When you read the title of this blog, you probably thought the passage was going to be about the wedding where Jesus turned water into wine. And you were mistaken. Today’s passage is a parable about a king whose throwing a party for his son. Follow this link to take a peak at it. [Read Matthew 22:1-14] Intensity. Well, there …

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You Are Empowered | Matthew 17:14-21

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

I love that the gospels show Jesus’s frustration with his disciples. Not because I’m looking to justify my own frustrations (even though it helps to know that they aren’t necessarily “sin”), but because it is yet another instance of Jesus’s humanity. In Matthew 17:14-21, Jesus is met by a crowd when a man kneels before him and asks to have …

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Jesus and the Transfiguration | Matthew 17:1-13

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

Some call me cynical. Others skeptical. I like to think I’m just curious. Yeah, curiosity. That’s the state I find myself in after reading the episode of a transfigured Jesus in Matthew 17:1-13. Much like the passage we talked about a couple weeks ago with Jesus walking on water, I find myself asking why. Why would Jesus take these three …

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Who Do You Say I Am? |Matthew 16:13-20

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

This is the only question that really matters. In Matthew 16:13-20, Jesus asks this question to his disciples. I find the question rather peculiar. We give the disciples a lot of credit for dropping everything and following Jesus, and I think we assume they did so because they actually had an idea about who this “Jesus” character was. We should be …

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Walking On Water |Matthew 14:22-33

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

Of all the miracles  Jesus performs, this one  probably gets the most scrutiny from non-believers. Mainly because, on its surface, it seems like Jesus is just showing off. What reason could Jesus possibly have to be strolling on a lake? Most of the other miracles Jesus performs have an immediate impact on someone else’s life: a healing, the feeding of a …

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Two Steps Past Tired… |Matthew 14:13-21

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already …

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Matthew 9:1-8 |Paralysis

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

You are paralyzed. By something. We all are. Who Am I? I’m always amazed at how much story can be told with so few words. The Bible, especially the New Testament, is  good at that. It’s a master book of short stories. And when I read them, I like to try to jump into the story somehow. Especially the ones …