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Summary:

INTRODUCTION:

Verse 33: And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

“Many (large amount) such (kind or sort)”

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“Parables”

(a placing of one thing by the side of another; a comparison; something like unto)

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“…….spake He”

(Conversed; Conveyed; communicated; to use words in order to declare one's mind and disclose one's thoughts)

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“…….He” WHO?

1. Jesus…….the Savior

2. Christ……the Messiah…the Anointed

3. The Redeemer…..provider of redemption

4. Our Substitute….Sin Bearer

5. Our Victor…..over sin and death and the grave.

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“……The WORD” What?

1. A word uttered by a living voice

2. The Word which embodies a conception or idea

3. The sayings of God

a. The decree, mandate or order of God

1. The moral precepts given by God

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WHAT? ……… THE WORD:

4. That which is INCARNATE

5. That which is LIVING

6. That which INFORMS

7. That which REVEALS

8. That which CONVICTS

9. That which UNCOVERS

10. That which INSTILLS

11. That which ASSURES

12. That which SAVES

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“……Unto them” WHO?

1. The PHARISEES?

2. The SCRIBES?

3. The SADDUCEES?

4. The MULTITUDES?

5. The DISCIPLES?

a. The RECEPTACLES OF THE SPOKEN WORD.

1. For INSTRUCTION

a. To be OBEDIENT

b. To be FOLLOWERS

c. To be DOERS

d. To be EVANGELISTS

1. SOUL WINNERS

2. TEACHERS

3. MULTIPLICATION

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WHEN? (Acts 1:5-8)

EMPOWERED TO SERVE:

Verse 5: “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”

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THEY WERE MORE INTERESTED IN A WORLDLY KINGDOM:

Verse 6: “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?”

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NOTICE JESUS SETS THEM STRAIGHT:

Verse 7: “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”

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THE PROMISE OF POWER

Verse 8: “ But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:”

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THE REASON FOR THE POWER:

Verse 8b:

“….and ye shall be witnesses unto me (LOCATION WHERE THE POWER IS TO BE USED) both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

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THE WORD VEILED:

(Mark 4:34a:) But without a parable spake he not unto them:

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THE WORD UNVEILED

(Mark 4:34b:)

“…..and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.”

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NOTICE:

He expounded ALL things to His disciples:

1. “EXPOUND IS TO:”

a) Unloose, untie

b) Make clear

c) To settle a controversy

d) To decide, settle or

explain what is obscure

and hard to understand.

BUT………..THEY STILL DID NOT UNDERSTAND MUCH OF WHAT HE SAID!!!!!!!!

UNTIL AFTER:

1. The RESURRECTION

2. They WERE EMPOWERED!!!!!!

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PARABOLICALLY SPEAKING:

1. YOU’RE AT THE HOSPITAL IN PAIN MANAGEMENT…..

a. Waiting to pass over to the other side.

1. It may be the other side of the room

2. It may be another office area

a. To answer questions asked you by one of the nurses.

3. It may be that you’re waiting for an X-RAY


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