Matthew

Herod the Great orders death of all infants in Bethlehem- Jesus on the run (Matthew 2:13 – 2:23)

After the magi (wise men) visited Jesus, an angel told Joseph (via a dream) to take Jesus and Mary and flee to Egypt. The angel explained that Herod the Great was about to search for Jesus and kill him. The angel instructed Joseph to remain in Egypt until the angel…
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Matthew

King Herod sends Magi (wise men) to visit baby Jesus in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1 – 2:12)

After Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, Magi (wise men) from the East arrived in Jerusalem (five miles north of Bethlehem) asking King Herod where the baby “king of the Jews” was located. The Magi explained that they had seen a star and had come to worship the new king. The mention…
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Matthew

Matthew describes the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1:1 – 1:17)

The book of Matthew opens with a genealogy of Jesus and a note that there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen generations from David to “exile in Babylon" (when Nebuchadnezzar took the southern tribe of Judah into captivity in Babylon), and fourteen generations from exile to the birth…
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Modern Day Lessons

Where was Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? Here’s where the Messianic Prophecies are fulfilled in the New Testament.

Many may not recognize the Old Testament support for Jesus as the promised Messiah.  Called Messianic Prophecies, these Old Testament scriptures support the Christian belief that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah (some estimate there are hundreds of verses that support Jesus as the Savior but these verses in particular,…
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Christian News

Gospel of Jesus’s Wife – ancient papyrus fragment proven to be forgery

Within the study of Christianity, forged and faked ancient documents proclaiming a new shocking, revelation are nothing new. But recent news offering substantial evidence that the often-talked-about Gospel of Jesus’s Wife is a forgery – well, it breaks new ground – particularly since its authenticity was supported by Harvard University…
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History

The genealogy of Jesus Christ and why there are differences between Matthew and Luke

How do we know the genealogical line of Jesus? The genealogy of Jesus is described in two different passages of the New Testament – one in the Gospel of Luke and the other in the Gospel of Matthew.  Matthew's attempt at recording the genealogy of Jesus commences with Abraham and…
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Christian News

Piece of Jesus’ cross may have been unearthed in Turkey

  Archaeologist conducting a dig at the 1,350-year-old Balatlar Church in Turkey’s Sinop Province, have uncovered a stone chest with crosses etched in the rock, that they believe contains a piece of the wooden cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. Turkish historians and archaeologists noted that the church was…
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