William Hemsworth is a former ordained Baptist and Lutheran who converted to Catholicism while attending seminary. He is a husband and father of four who is passionate about passing the faith on, and assists in teaching adults and children at his parish in Tucson, AZ. For every person that enters the church there are six who leave, and William feels his calling is to help change that by teaching what the church teaches an any given issue. This will be done through his own understanding, and by the help of authors and theologians that he will have on the show.
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In today’s passage we read about Herod summoning the wise men for a secret meeting. He tells them to locate the Christ child so he can go worship him, but this is a lie and a big ruse.
In today’s passage Matthew gives us a quotation from Micah 5:2 and 2 Samuel 5:2. The passage gives us a glimpse into the importance of the birthplace and kingship of Jesus.
Today we continue in the infancy narrative of Jesus to see concerned Herod who begins to obsess over the the baby Jesus. Why? He knows that his power is illegitimate and Matthew firmly established the kingly lineage of Christ in 1:1-17.
In today’s passage we read about Jesus being born in Bethlehem. This was the city of David and where David was anointed king. It is also known as “House of Bread” and Jesus would call himself the “Bread of Life”. We are also introduced to the Herod, the Magi, and a peculiar backdrop from the book of Numbers.
This passage is one commonly used by our Protestant friends to say that Joseph had relations with Mary. Is that the case? Not really. In today’s episode we take a deeper look.
In today’s passage Matthew gives us the first of the Old Testament prophecies that are fulfilled in the incarnation. Jesus is coming to save the people from their sin.