Conversing with Matthew 8…bring your thoughts
I am preaching this week on Matthew 8. I am trying to approach this passage in the context of community. That is, allowing different communities i belong to give me insight on this text as i study through it this week. I obviously have been and will be spending a lot of time in the “academic” community of authors and commentators who have interacted with this text throughout church history. We also had some great conversation about this passage in our neighborhood bible study tonight.
I hope to bring it before some of my friends who don’t go to church and wouldn’t consider themselves followers of Christ.
I would now love to hear thoughts from my “cyber-community” also! Take a look at Matthew 8. What do you guys think? What’s going on? What’s Jesus trying to do? What is the author trying to do? What does the text do to you as you read it? I’d love to see some good interaction with the text here…