Who is this?

Reading: Matthew 21:1-11 “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey.’” “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!” … The whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is JESUS….”…

The Christ

Reading: Matthew 16:13-20 “But what about you?” he asked.  “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven.” (vv.15-17) And blessed…

The signs of the times

Reading: Matthew 16:1-4 How could we be sure that Jesus is the Messiah?  Aside from the sign of Jonah (i.e., three days in the belly of the fish; see also Matt.17:23), we have the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament!)—they all attest to Him! “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained…