Much is Said About ‘This Generation’

When He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation. Nor will they say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For remember, the kingdom of God is within you.”Luke 17:20–21 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, …

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Salt is Good

“Salt is good. But if the salt has lost its saltiness, how shall it be made salty? 35 *It is neither fit for the land nor for the manure pile. So men throw it out.“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”Luke 14:34–35 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This …

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Know the Master’s Will

“That servant who knew his master’s will, but did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who unknowingly committed acts worthy of punishment shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whom much is given, of him much shall be required. And from him to …

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How Shall I Know?

Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man and my wife well advanced in years.” Luke 1:18 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is Zechariah's response to the angel that visited him while he was burning incense in the temple before …

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The Demands of the Adversary

Then the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to have you to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have repented, strengthen your brothers.”Luke 22:31–32 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In just a quick perusal …

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The Olivet Discourse: 02 – The Destruction of the Temple Foretold

Continuing from the previous post, there are things to keep in mind. The first is the perspective of the author and the ideas he chooses to convey. Here is the foundation text beginning with the account in Matthew. Jesus departed from the temple and was leaving when His disciples came to show Him the temple …

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The Olivet Discourse: Introduction

This is an introduction to my own attempt to discover the similarities and distinctions of the presentation of the Olivet Discourse (first post) as given in the synoptic gospels. The Synoptic Gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as they present themselves similarly in the things they record of Jesus' ministry on Earth. The first thing …

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Men Fainting from Fear and Expectation

“There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the …

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Let’s go Now

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”So they came hurrying and found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger. When they had seen Him, they …

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Let There be Peace on Earth

Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”Luke 2:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Part of our Christmas tradition is visiting Disney World. We were able …

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