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Jesus Christ was executed on a cross. He died for our sins. Someday, He’ll be back. Are you ready?

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Injustice and Revenge

The catchword for this generation seems to be ‘justice.’ Individuals and groups alike are calling for their injustices to be addressed. Christians, however, are called to rest in God’s justice.

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Scribes and Pharisees

Matthew 23:23 is referring to the scribes and Pharisees. They paid very close attention to the small things and neglected the most important things. They paid tithes on everything. By paying tithes on the smallest of things was a way for them to ease their conscience from neglecting the more important matters of faith, justice and mercy. Keep in mind that Jesus knew what they had in their minds. Micah 6:8 tells us what is good and what the Lord requires. The scribes and Pharisees should have known all these things. Jesus talks about them straining wine to keep from swallowing a super small insect but they would gladly swallow a camel. It is a humorous way of saying they have blown things out of proportion.
This is like some people today who want attention. They will take small unimportant things of this life and make a big deal out of them all the while ignoring the really important things.

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The Gospel of Luke: Jesus in detail

Luke is the story of Jesus Christ—exactly as it happened. It’s written by Luke, the physician. Luke is the third Gospel (an account of Jesus’ life and ministry) in the New Testament. Luke tells Jesus’ story in extensive detail, more so than any other Gospel. Luke records miracles, sermons, conversations, and personal feelings (Lk 2:19). … Continue reading “The Gospel of Luke: Jesus in detail”

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5 Biblical Facts about the Virgin Mary

Let’s set aside the folklore. How about a closer look at some things we can learn about Mary from the Bible?

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Are Christians expected to honor an abusive parent? How can we honor an abusive parent?

Are Christians expected to honor an abusive parent? How can we honor an abusive parent? How should Christians deal with parental abuse?

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Jesus meets the disciples in Galilee

At that time in history the Jews believed that the soul of the dead hovered over the grave for several days after they died. One reason Jesus wanted to meet the diciples there was so there would be no question that the post resurrection apperance was real and he was not a ghost.

This was also a call to faith ( Mark 8:31, 9:31, 10:34, Luke 9:22). For the disciples to go there to meet Jesus would be an act of faith. They would have to believe the eye witness account of the women who saw Jesus alive from the dead. They would also have to believe that Jesus would be there. This would also separate them from the highly emotional enviroment in Jerusalem.

This location would easily allow Jesus to choose the witnesses of His resurrection. The passover pilgrims would be going home and a remote mountain in Galilee would be a good place to go and meet alone with His disciples.

Galilee was home. Jesus knew the psychological effect on the disciples. Most likely they were in despair, broken and confused, Judas was dead and Thomas was deeply depressed. His goal here was to regroup these men and reconstruct their faith. When a younger person makes a mess of their lives most often they go back home where they are secure and have good memories. Jesus knew that taking the disciples back to Galilee would remind them of their good times with Jesus. This would also get them out of the hostile enviroment of Jerusalem a place of conflict and a place of death and attacks by the Jeish leadership. In Galilee it would be easier for them to see their mission of world evangelism.

Galilee served every purpose that Jerusalem did not. The Lord knew best then as He doe`s now. We all need to trust the Lord and we need to believe He knows what He is doing.

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