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Spreading The Faith Through Faithful Stewardship

According to Mark’s gospel, the feeding of the five thousand (Mark 6:30-44) happened after the Twelve returned from their first mission (cf. Mark 6:7-13). What was Jesus trying to teach his disciples after they had successfully completed their first mission? What can we learn from this miracle that is recorded in all the four gospels? … Continue reading

Spreading The Faith Through Empowerment

“7 Then Jesus called the Twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits. 8 He instructed them to take nothing but a staff for the journey—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 and to wear sandals, but not a second tunic. 10 … Continue reading

A Body Divided Against Itself

22 And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons He drives out demons.” 23 So Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against … Continue reading

The Power of the Triune God

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey all that I … Continue reading

The Feast of Life

The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians: ”7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but … Continue reading

Imitating Christ’s Humble Obedience Brings Unity

The Apostle Paul encourged the Philippians to imitate Christ’s humility with the following words: “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). Paul wishes to unite the saints in Philippi in the holy bands of love. To do this, … Continue reading

Christ the Great Restorer

Here is an account of Jesus cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem: “13 When the Jewish Passover was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts He found men selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and money changers seated at their tables. 15 So He made a whip out of cords and drove all … Continue reading

Let Us Abide In The All In All

The Jews have some expressions somewhat like this, when they make reference to God, “things future, and things that are past, are together with thee; what is from everlasting and to everlasting, or from the beginning of the world to the end of it, these are “all” of them in thee, and thou art “in” … Continue reading

The Comparative Readiness of Christian Disciples

As we take a good look at the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1–13), we must acknowledge up front that there has been much debate as to the meaning of these words of our Savior. At least one aspect of this parable can be known with absolute certainty. The bridegroom is Jesus Christ, and … Continue reading

The Cloak and Pretence of Religion

It is said that seeing is believing, but is that always the case when it comes to religion? How can we be more discerning believers, practicing and observing only those things that are pleasing and acceptable to God? What advice does Christ have for his followers? We find not Christ, in all his preaching, so … Continue reading

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