Fulfilled. But you, Bethlehem.

Matthew’s second citation of Scripture in his infancy narrative comes early in chapter 2. Having shown us the promise surrounding the birth of Jesus he now shifts almost 2 years later and introduces us to some foreign visitors… After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the […]

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Jewish Rejection in Acts

One thing that continues to strike me as we wrap up our current sermon series in Acts (12:19b-13:12 here and 13:13-52 here) is the almost continual theme of Jewish division and rejection which hangs over from Luke's gospel. We saw this topic raise it's head again recently. First, there's Paul's encounter with the false prophet, Bar-Jesus, […]

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