CASUAL
COMMENTARY

 

“Cantelon’s Casual Commentary” is available in a series of booklets. Currently the entire book of Matthew is available and the first half of Mark. If you’d like to read all the commentary feel free to order. There’s no charge but Jim is hoping you’ll think of providing some support for WOW (wowmission.com). Any donations at or above $15 will be receipted.

May 27, 2020

The Sermon on The Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29) The “Mount of Beatitudes” provides one of the most beautiful vistas in all of Israel. Beginning at the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it slopes upward to a height about four hundred feet above the water. It is called a “mountain” but in fact is one Continue reading…

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May 20, 2020

The DNA of Jesus’ Ministry (Matthew 4:23-25) The Galilee provided a doorway to the greater Roman province of Syria. Its territory essentially comprised northern Palestine, bounded by the Jordan river on the east, the Mediterranean ocean on the west, and the mountains of Lebanon on the north. From Mount Hermon, 10,000 feet above sea level Continue reading…

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May 13, 2020

The First Disciples – Matthew 4:18-22 Like his cousin John , Jesus too had need of followers, or “disciples”. These were not “hangers-on” but leaders-in-the-making. Jesus knew that unlikely as they were they would nonetheless change the world. But, they certainly didn’t appear to be world changers. Indeed, the first four were two pairs of Continue reading…

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May 6, 2020

Jesus’ Ministry Begins – Matthew 4:12-25 John the Baptist’s imprisonment precipitated Jesus’ “withdrawal” from Nazareth to Capernaum in the Galilee. The regional’s was known as “The Galilee of the Gentiles”, looks down upon by the citizens of Judea, but critical to international trade as it was on the trade route between Egypt and Damascus (called Continue reading…

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