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Sending Out the Seventy

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In the shadow of the disciples question of who is the greatest (Luke 9:46), and the Apostle, John, demanding that others who were not of the Twelve keep themselves from using Jesus’ name in casting out demons (Luke 9:49), Jesus sent out the Seventy ahead of himself into towns and villages, as he journeyed toward Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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A Theme for Acts

One would find an overall theme of the Gospel narratives summarized in Acts 1:1-3. Jesus taught about the coming Kingdom of God, proving its appearance by those things which he did. God handed his Son over to mankind and the leaders of both Jews and gentiles took him and crucified him (see Psalm 2), but God acquitted him by raising him from the dead and placing him on his throne in the heavens! Now, think about this; if the Kingdom of God has already appeared, and this Kingdom has a King, namely Jesus, then Jesus reigns now! You might ask: how could this be so? Well, Jesus reigns not like any other king we have known, and his Kingdom is not like any other either! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Kingdom of God

 

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Bethesda and the Five Porches

A man lay impotent for 38 years at the pool called Bethesda which had five porches or porticos. It was located near the Sheep Gate on the north side of the Temple. The five porticos were places by the pool where folks could gather protected from the weather to rest, talk with friends, or simply contemplate what was on one’s mind. In a way these porticos could represent our five senses whereby we take in the world around us. We have no other means to physically know our world but through the senses of sight, hearing, touch, scent or taste that witness to us about the facts of our world. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in man at to pool

 

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