Matthew 12-14

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

What’s a Synoptic? Matthew is what we call a Synoptic Gospel.  There are three: Matthew, Mark and Luke.  They are so named because they tell a large number of the same stories, often with word for word language.  Together they form a synopsis.  Unlike the Gospel of John, they tell the same basic portion of Jesus’ life and ministry in …

Genesis 9

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Noah… became Drunk Genesis 6-10 tells us of the life of Noah.  Of course, most of this is the account of the flood.  Consider two observations. First, the flood teaches us that God hates sin and that its penalty is death.  We are tempted to comfort ourselves in the fact that “everyone is doing it.”  But scripture warns against seeking …

Matthew 8 & 9

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

He Took our Illnesses and Bore our Diseases We have finished the Sermon on the Mount and now we witness Jesus coming down from the mountain.  In the next two chapters, 8 & 9, we read of Jesus doing 10 great miracles.  For the most part, these are healing chapters (Matt. 8:17).  Let’s look at one or two examples. In …