Disciples

Uplifting commentary on the Gospels, Acts, early Apostolic history, and a life of discipleship.

MatthewMonday, Oct 18, 2021

Matthew

Rebuking a Brother

What do we do when someone in our community is causing problems? It’s inevitable—any group will eventually find conflict in its midst. But community is important, and Yeshua gave us the tools to restore relationships and correct each other when we’ve made mistakes: start in private and be gentle.

What do we do when someone in our community is causing problems? It’s inevitable—any group will eventually find conflict in its midst. But community is important, and Yeshua gave us the tools to restore relationships and correct each other when we’ve made mistakes: start in private and be gentle.

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Become Like Children

After the transfiguration, the disciples began to argue with one another over who would be the “greatest”—the highest-ranking among them—once Yeshua took power in Jerusalem. Yeshua, disappointed with their haughty attitude, taught them that to be great in the kingdom, one must humble themselves like a child.


Moving Mountains

Nine of Yeshua’s disciples encountered a demon-possessed boy while He was on His way back from the Mount of Transfiguration. When they were unable to exorcise him, his father appealed to Yeshua, who was successful. But the gospel accounts leave the matter slightly unclear. Why had the nine failed?


Clothed in Light

Yeshua and three of His disciples prepared for a time of prayer. They ascended a mountain, perhaps Mount Hermon, after six days of spiritual preparation. During the night, Yeshua was transfigured; He appeared as one clothed in light, recalling Jewish legends of Adam and Eve’s original appearance.


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