Archives for New Testament

Matthew

The parable of the sower and why Jesus used parables – Christian development depends on character. (Matthew 13:1 – 13:23)

After chastising the Pharisees because they asked for a sign, Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Large crowds gathered around him, so he got into…
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Matthew

Pharisees demand a sign from Jesus – Jesus rebukes them and acknowledges his true brothers. (Matthew 12:38 – 12:50)

Some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law told Jesus, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Jesus answered, “A wicked generation asks for a sign! But…
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Revelation

The woman sitting on the scarlet beast – the Great Prostitute of Babylon shows evil will fail and be conquered (Revelation 17:1 – 17:18)

One of the seven angels who held the seven bowls went to John and said to him, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute who sits…
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Matthew

Under pressure from the Pharisees and accused of partnering with Beelzebub, Jesus delivers a stern warning against blasphemy (Matthew 12:22 – 12:37)

A demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus. Jesus healed the man returning his speech and eyesight. All of the people were astonished and said, “Could…
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Revelation

The final apocalyptic plagues – the Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath are poured on the world (Revelation 15:1 – 16:21)

John saw in heaven another great and marvelous sing: seven angels with the seven last plagues. With these last plagues, God’s judgment is completed. John saw what looked like a…
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Revelation

The mark of the beast (666) – the number of the beast is forced on all people who do not follow God (Revelation 13:1 – 13:18)

In John’s vision, the dragon was enraged at the woman who gave birth to the male child and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring. The…
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