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  1. The Greater Lawgiver - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew portrays Jesus as the Greater Moses, the True Lawgiver who provided the “Law and the Prophets” with their definitive interpretations)
  2. Fulfilled in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, “all the promises of God are Yea and Amen,” and the “Law and Prophets” find their fulfillment)
  3. Mercy is not Optional - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of his disciple and reflect the true nature of his Father)
  4. Persecution and Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (The disciple is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on behalf of Jesus)
  5. Christian Response to Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (How are believers to respond to their persecutors?)
  6. His Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 7:21-27 - Ignore Christ's teachings from the Sermon on the Mount at your peril)

  1. Whosoever will Follow Me - (After Jesus healed a blind man, for a fleeting moment, the eyes of Peter and the disciples were opened to "see" just who he was - Mark 8:27-38) -  {PDF Copy}


  1. Kingdom Parables - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 4:21-34 - Jesus taught several parables about the kingdom of God and its unexpected ways of expansion)
  2. In the Temple - {PDF Copy- (The Olivet Discourse was given at the end of the public ministry of Jesus after his final departure from the Temple)
  3. Desolate Temple - {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents)
  4. Deceivers and Tumults - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)
  5. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:15 - When disciples see the “abomination of desolation,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  6. Coming on the Clouds - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect – Mark 13:21-27)
  7. Budding Fig Tree - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus – Mark 13:28-29)
  8. "THIS Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - This generation is applied consistently to the generation that opposed Jesus)

Lighthouse, Hawaii - Photo by Look Up Look Down Photography
Lighthouse, Hawaii - Photo by Look Up Look Down Photography


On David's Throne

Two Women Restored