OAKRIDGE BIBLE CHAPEL

No, Jesus wasn’t “hangry”; but he did a curse a fig tree that, despite it’s leafy appearance, refused to bear fruit. It’s a small,
It’s wise to learn from others’ errors. A child, seeing their sibling punished, can learn obedience. A student, observing a peer caught cheating, can
Written by Josiah Boyd
As we come to the conclusion of Jesus’ parabolic teaching in Matthew 13, we are forced to ask the question: what now? What do
As one reads the gospel according to Matthew, a pattern can be identified in how the author, inspired by the Holy Spirit, presents his
Written by Josiah Boyd
In the second parable of Matthew 13, Jesus tells a story about a land-owner, his wheat field, and a dastardly plot by an enemy
The thirteenth chapter of Matthew’s gospel records an abrupt shift in Jesus’s teaching ministry. Responding to his formal rejection as messianic King by Israel’s
Written by Josiah Boyd
In a dramatic shift in tactics, noted by his disciples themselves, Jesus begins teaching the crowds using parables in Matthew 13. But what brought
Up to this point in Matthew’s gospel there has been a consistent and clear proclamation of the nearness of the kingdom of heaven (see
Written by Josiah Boyd