Matthew

A mother requests the impossible as Jesus reveals the Father’s wishes supersede his own (Matthew 20:20 – 20:28).

The mother of Zebedee’s sons (the disciples James and John) came to Jesus, knelt down, and asked a favor of him. “What is it you want?” Jesus asked. “Grant that one of my two sons may sit at your right side and the other at your left side in your…
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Exodus

God strikes down all the firstborn in Egypt triggering the beginning of the Israelite’s’ exodus (Exodus 12:29 – 12:39).

As he had warned he would do, at midnight, God struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, including Pharaoh’s firstborn son and the firstborn of all livestock as well. Pharaoh and his officials rose in the middle of the night to hear great wailing throughout Egypt for there was not…
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Exodus

God instructs Moses on the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread – A Christian view of the Jewish rite that celebrates Israel’s sacrifice, redemption, and honor (Exodus 12:1 – 12:28).

God told Moses and Aaron: “This month is to be the first month of your year. Tell all of Israel on the tenth day of this month, each is to take a lamb, one for each household. If a house is too small for a whole lamb, they must share…
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Matthew

The parable of the workers in the vineyard – the last will be first and the first will be last (Matthew 20:1 – 20:16).

After telling the disciples how difficult it is for a rich person to enter heaven, Jesus said, “Many who are first will be last and many who are last will be first.” To explain, he then told them a parable about workers in a vineyard. Jesus said, “The kingdom of…
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Exodus

God threatens to kill the firstborn of each Egyptian (Exodus 11:1 – 11:10).

God said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and his people. After that, he will let you go from here and when he does, he will drive you out completely. Tell the people that men and women alike are to ask their neighbors for articles of…
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Matthew

Jesus tells us it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone rich to enter heaven (Matthew 19:16 – 19:30).

A man came to Jesus  and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you want eternal life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied,…
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Exodus

God brings a plague of darkness upon Egypt but Pharaoh still refuses to concede to God’s will (Exodus 10:21 – 10:29).

After the devastating plague of locusts, God said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt – darkness that can be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could…
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Matthew

Jesus heals the little children despite the disciples’ attempts to turn them away (Matthew 19:13 – 19:15).

The people of Judea brought little children to Jesus to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples tried to turn them away. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”…
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Exodus

God brings a plague of locusts upon Egypt and Pharaoh agrees to let the Israelites go – but only with unacceptable conditions on their release (Exodus 10:1 – 10:20).

God said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs before them so you can tell your children and grandchildren how I performed signs and miracles and made fools of the Egyptians so they…
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