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The Lost Son and the Sinner

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After speaking of losing first a sheep and then a coin, Jesus turns our attention to a son (Luke 15:11). He turns our eyes from our possessions to our own families. In Jesus’ parable a man had two sons. The younger son asked his father to divide the inheritance at once and give him what would be his. This was not only disrespectful, for it implies that the son believed he would be treated better by strangers than his father, but it also expresses the son’s desire that his father were already dead. Perhaps father and son had a falling out, and the son in anger decided a life with strangers would be better than living under his father’s discipline. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Widow of Nain

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After he healed the centurion’s servant at some distance from where the young man lay dying (Luke 7:2, 8-10), Jesus went to the town of Nain with his disciples, and a large crowd of people followed him (Luke 7:11). Nain was about 25 miles southwest of Capernaum and about 6 miles southeast of Nazareth. In fact, Nain was easily visible from the hill upon which Nazareth was built, if one looked across its southern valley. As he approached the city gates of Nain, Jesus saw a funeral was taking place. A young man, the only son of a widow, was being carried out of the city (Luke 7:12, 14). As Jesus looked upon the woman who walked ahead of the bier, he had compassion on her and told her not to cry (Luke 7:13). Then Jesus touched the bier and stopped the funeral from proceeding. Having done this, he spoke to the dead young man, command him to arise, and Jesus delivered him to his mother (Luke 7:14-15). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Paul and Zealous Evangelism

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Jesus once revealed that some of the most zealous people in evangelism were those who tragically made their recipients or those who embraced their teaching twice the enemies of the Gospel than the offending teachers were (Matthew 23:15). What a testimony! How can anyone, who believes he is serving God, end up being an enemy of the work of God? I believe Paul addresses this very idea in his argument about relationships in Galatians, the fourth chapter. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Epistle to the Galatians, Paul

 

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How Can ALL Things Work Together for Good?

Paul tells us in Romans 8:28 that “all things work together for good…” but how can they? How can death, accidents, personal failures and other unwanted predicaments work for my good? Fritz Rindenour uses an entire chapter in his book “How to be a Christian Without Being Religious” to respond to this very question. In it he claims that Christians love to quote this verse to other people, but how many of us are really willing to consider it or believe it works for us? Few of us really put this verse to a personal test, or better, allow ourselves to be tested by it. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Religion

 

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