Matthew 14 - 16

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The Messianic Gospel Cycle is a series studying the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts from a Messiah-centered perspective. The cycle is divided up into 52 portions and is designed to be read over the course of a year. You can download the reading plan here.

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Yeshua. He said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist—he has risen from the dead! Because of this, these powers are at work in Him.” For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because John had been telling him, “It is not permitted for you to have her.” Although Herod wanted to kill John, he feared the crowd because they considered John a prophet.

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3 Comments

  1. Joshua Jones on January 22, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Thankyou Ryan. I finally understand loosing and Binding and the church built on the rock!

  2. Marie Hirschler on November 23, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Just a question … do I understand correctly that the Jews of the first century were looking for a messiah (savior), but not necessarily The Messiah, Son of God?

    • Ryan White on November 26, 2020 at 3:26 am

      Correct. There were various understandings of what/who the Messiah would be. Most of them did not involve a divine Messiah and all of them believed that this Messiah’s primary duty would be to free them from Roman oppression. You can check out more information on their beliefs in my teaching The Wrong Messiah.

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