In this conversation, Pastors Erik, Cody, and Gavin discuss the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 8-13 – from a collection of healing miracles through a lengthy section of Jesus teaching through parables. Read the chapters, listen to the audio of the conversation, and chip in on the comments section below with your own thoughts on the Scripture and to these three questions:
- What word, phrase, or story most resonated with you personally as you read this section of Scripture?
- What does this swath of text invite us to as a community of disciples?
- If you’re sitting down to read these chapters, what drink or snack would pair best with the reading?
For next week’s Bible Convo we will be discussing Matthew 14-20; you’re invited to read that section of text and come up with your own thoughts on the the same three questions we used today.
4 thoughts on “Bible Convo (Matthew 8-13) – 04/01/20”
Well I guess I will put something down here. Very entertaining discussion tonight, you had Becky and I in tears…of joy…Laughing hard, that in itself is a blessing especially if you watch the news too much. So I was stuck by three things, first the pace it is non-stop action heal, heal, heal, talk move, heal, heal, heal, go, go GO. Secondly Jesus seems a bit angry, tells people straight up the cost of “followship”, seems to snap at the disciple for being scared in a boat in a storm, but then gently touches the leper has time to talk people ask them what they want, be amazed at the faith of a Roman, telling people their faith is what is working for them. I think it invites us to be diligent and faithful, but aware of those around us and maybe it is alright to be shocked at things we don’t expect!!
Food? Road munchies, Fritos, Twizzlers, Double stuff Oreos…then on the way home EL Fudge elf cookies!!!
Fritos sound good. Followship. I like that. Yes. Our expectations sometimes really set us up for a big fall. Thanks for your thoughts Petersons. We had fun with it so glad you had a couple laughs at our expense.
Jennifer & Tom. OK, I have been “called out”. I have a recipe for Manitoba Bird Seed (ie Nuts and Bolts) that I will have to dig out, and try to get to the store to buy the ingredients. They would be a great snack to represent this passage! Tom: they are delicious!! My favorite part is the BBQ-flavoured Fritos circles. Eat in combination with a nice Holsten Festbock beverage.
Doug Watt makes an amazing Nuts and Bolts that was our Mom’s recipe. But he jazzes it up by putting it in his smoker!