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Was Jesus an Ungracious Guest?

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In Luke 14:12-14 Jesus turned to his host and told him, rather than inviting his friends and people of his social class, who were expected in return the favor and invite him to their gatherings, he should invite the poor and the handicapped who were unable to return his kindness. If he would extend his hospitality to those who had nothing to offer him in return, he would be rewarded by God in the age to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 29, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Parable of the Leaven

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In Luke 13:20-21 Jesus says the Kingdom of God is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened. Like the mustard seed, many Biblical scholars believe the leaven permeating the whole three measures of flour represents the Gospel going out to the world, until the whole world is brought under the influence of Christ. The problem with this interpretation is that even after 2000 years the whole world has not been brought under the influence of Christ, and even those areas which have heard the Gospel have been corrupted, some even doing violence in the name of Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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