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The wedding feast (Parables of Jesus...

The wedding feast  (Parables of Jesus part twenty two)

In Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus in this story likens the kingdom of heaven to a king whose son was to be married and many were invited to the reception, but those invited took it lightly and refused to come putting their own interests ahead of the kings invitation, even treating the messengers who brought the invitation […]

My neighbor (Parables of Jesus part ...

My neighbor  (Parables of Jesus part four)

Samaritan’s were a mixed race; they also had a corrupted form of religion. They and the Jews usually did not have good relationships with each other, and there was often a spirit of hatred and hostility manifested between them, leading the woman in John 4:9 to say “Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.” But Jesus […]

Perfect and blameless

Perfect and blameless

“As for God His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him” Psalm 18:30. God’s word is perfect as He Himself is perfect, i.e. entire, complete, and lacking nothing, there is nothing to be desired beyond it; full of truth and integrity. His […]

Our Christian attire

Our Christian attire

Colossians 3:12-17 begins by saying “Therefore, as the elect of God…” which means that God has chosen and picked us out from the masses of earth’s population to be His special people, a position enjoyed by “as many as received Him” (Jesus), John 1:12. In this transition God places a new spirit within us that […]

Peacemakers

Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” Matthew 5:9. Being born into this world in sin we have the tendency to be at enmity with God and our fellow men! Webster defines a peacemaker as “one who makes peace, as by settling the quarrels of others.” God is “the God […]

Poverty (Beatitudes part one)

Poverty (Beatitudes part one)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven”, this is the first of nine blessed’s in Matthew 5:3-12. The Greek here means to be supremely blessed, and through extension to be fortunate or well off, the Amplified Bible using happy as an alternate or explanatory word. To be poor in […]

True love

True love

Jesus said “the Father Himself loves you” (John 16:27). We know that God loves all people that He created, remember that “God is love”, 1 John 4:8, and He is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” 2 Peter 3:9. I believe the love Jesus is speaking about in […]

Wonderful love

Wonderful love

1 John 4:19 speaks of a love bond with God saying, “We love Him because He first loved us.” This love in the Greek language of the New Testament is “Agapao” which is to love in a moral and social sense without the need for affinity, chemistry, or feeling to spawn it; an unconditional love […]

Are You Lonely?

Are You Lonely?

Loneliness is a plight that any of us may fall prey to sometime in life because of the loss of a loved one, forsaking of, or rejection by a friend, or melancholy circumstances or spirit. However it is not somewhere God wants us to camp, He did not create us to be lonely, saying “it […]

To Be Loved

To Be Loved

To be loved is a universal craving of the human heart that comes from God Himself because love is an attribute of God. The Bible tells us both that “love is of God” and that “God is love”, 1 John 4:9-10. Having been created in His image and according to His likeness in Genesis 1:26-27 […]