Painting of Jesus carrying cross by Hieronymus Bosch
Commentary on Matthew 27:11-54

There’s an inherent incongruity in the juxtaposition of this lengthy [...]

painting of Lazarus raised from the dead by Jesus in front of His disciples
Commentary on John 11:1-45

The story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus is a climactic one in the Gospel of [...]

person holding a glass amber bottle dripping oil into her hand
Commentary on John 9:1-41

Jesus’ healing of the man born with blindness1 is either the fifth or the sixth sign [...]

aerial view of a well filled to the brim with water
Commentary on John 4:5-42

In the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, we find the longest conversation [...]

stairs in the jungle, leading to haze
Commentary on John 3:1-17

John 3:16 is one of the most beloved texts in the Bible, but is typically [...]

three loaves of bread stacked
Commentary on Matthew 4:1-11

On one level the temptation is a story about Jesus similar to stories of other [...]

rusted metal
Commentary on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Many interpreters today acknowledge tension between Matthew’s congregation and some [...]

sun shining on a valley
Commentary on Matthew 17:1-9

I have heard many sermons on the transfiguration, many of which contain variations on a [...]

Couple hands during sunset
Commentary on Matthew 5:21-37

Matthew 5:21-37 opens the section of the Sermon on Mount sometimes called the “Antitheses” (5:21-48). [...]

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Commentary on Matthew 5:13-20

As the first major piece of teaching within the Sermon on the Mount after the [...]