Tag Archives: Matthew 21

Check you temper at the door …

“It’s because of your temper,         your blasphemous foul temper,     That I’m putting my hook in your nose         and my bit in your mouth     And turning you back         to where you came from.” 2 Kings 19:28 The last time I threw … Continue reading

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Respect what you have …

 “Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants.” Matthew 21:12-13 Last summer while in Iowa, my husband … Continue reading

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Till death do we part …

“The stone the masons threw out is now the cornerstone. This is God’s work; we rub our eyes, we can hardly believe it.” Matthew 21:42   Fifty years ago today I married Glen–“till death do we part.”  I was nineteen—a … Continue reading

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Dying on the branch …

“Seeing a lone fig tree alongside the road, he [Jesus] approached it anticipating a breakfast of figs. When he got to the tree, there was nothing but fig leaves.” Matthew 21:20 Jesus took care of the fruitless fig tree by … Continue reading

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Story telling time …

“Here’s another story. Listen closely.” Matthew 21:33 Jesus had a way of telling parables by using characters to portray people in his audience. The story today is about the wealthy father (God), who planted a vineyard (Israel) and fenced it … Continue reading

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Are you qualified?

“Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to teach here?” Matthew 21:23 The Jews asked Jesus what made him an expert in the field of preaching, healing, teaching. He had no signed diplomas or certificates—just a humble beginning in a … Continue reading

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