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Contributed on May 10, 2021
Who is Jesus? Who is the Messiah? This question is one of the basic questions for every living person. This passage deals with that question as Jesus asks His opponents to listen to the words of Holy Scriptures.
LUKE 20: 41-21:4 [JESUS’ LAST WEEK SERIES] NOTE-WORTHY OBSERVATIONS [Romans 1:3–4] The scribes, Sadducee and Pharisees did not dare question Jesus anymore. Why? The wisdom of His words silenced their cynicism and pride. With His opponents silenced, this controversy section concludes with Jesus ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2021
The resurrection is real and Jesus, the Son of the Living God, will prove its reality in less than a week. God is the God of the Living not the dead.
LUKE 20: 27-39 [JESUS’ LAST WEEK SERIES] SONS OF THE RESURRECTION Here is the final attempt in Luke to confound Jesus by arguments. It is only here that Luke’s gospel mentions the Sadducees. In order to question the Resurrection, a belief held both by Jesus (14:14) and the Pharisees (Acts ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2021
The plot was to twist Jesus words in order to accuse Him. To accomplish this trickery Jewish authorities, attempt to implicate Jesus in rebellion against the Roman Government.
LUKE 20: 20-26 [JESUS’ LAST WEEK SERIES] AUTHORITIES DISTINGUISHED [Roman 13:1–7] The leaders now step back from personally trying to discredit the popular teacher. They hire spies to do their dirty work hoping to catch Jesus off guard as the spies’ act interested and innocent. Christ though ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2021
This parable reflects the events that will unfold during the final week of Jesus’ earthly life. It also summaries the whole of biblical history including the gospel story.
LUKE 20: 9-19 [JESUS’ LAST WEEK SERIES] THE PARABLE OF THE TENANTS This parable reflects the events that will unfold during the final week of Jesus’ earthly life. The refusal of the leaders to accept Jesus’ authority (vv. 1–8) leads to this parable that not only clearly affirms that authority ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2021
With His Messianic entry Jesus steps into the limelight in order to draw the people’s attention to the enactment of the most important event of all history, His death and resurrection.
LUKE 19: 28-40 THE MESSIANIC ENTRY [Zechariah 9:1-10 / Psalm 118:25-26] The final week in Jesus’ earthly life begins with an outpouring of public recognition. This story of Jesus’ messianic entry into Jerusalem is found in all four gospels [Mt 21:12-17; Mk 11:1-14; Jn 12:12-19]. It is one of ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 8, 2012
STOOP AS YOU GO THROUGH THE WORLD BENJAMIN FRANKLIN once described a visit he made as a young man to see the Puritan preacher Cotton Mather. Franklin recalled: "He was showing me out of the house, and there was a very low beam near the doorway. I was still talking when Mather began shouting, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2012
ECKERD: ON THE HOOK WITH GOD JACK ECKERD founded the chain of drug stores that bear his name. Eckerd gave his employees Eckerd's shares from his personal stock. By taking advantage of the stock option program offered by Eckerd, his employees benefitted financially in the success of the new ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2011
SPIRITUAL "GLORY HOLE" On a wall in our home hangs a picture of the GHOST-TOWN of Bodie, Nevada. While out west visiting family my wife stopped by and became intrigued with the place. It became an abandoned town after the gold rush gave out. In its hey-day, it was all anyone could have ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2011
MORE ACCUSTOMED TO ACTION THAN TALK All great enterprises begin at a critical moment--a moment when a decision is made and someone launches himself into a never-to-be-forgotten enterprise. PIZARRO, the noted Spanish explorer, faced such a moment. He languished with his men on a small island ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2011
WHEN MULLER PRAYED During GEORGE MULLER'S life, he received more than 1,000,000 pounds from the Lord, without advertising - every penny came as an answered prayer. The following story is told by the captain of a ship on which he was traveling. "We had George Muller of Bristol, England on ...read more