Beware of Religious Hypocrisy 12 1In these circumstances,[K] a crowd of many thousands came together, so that they were trampling on one another. He began to say to His disciples first: “Be on your guard against the yeast[L] of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2There is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered, nothing hidden that won’t be made known. 3Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in an ear in private rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.   Fear God   4“And I say to you, My friends, don’t fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. 5But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw people into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear! 6Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies?[M] Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. 7Indeed, the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows!   Acknowledging Christ   8“And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God, 9but whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11Whenever they bring you before synagogues and rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how you should defend yourselves or what you should say. 12For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what must be said.”   The Parable of the Rich Fool   13Someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14“Friend,”[N] He said to him, “who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.” 16Then He told them a parable: “A rich man’s land was very productive. 17He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops? 18I will do this,’ he said. ‘I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there. 19Then I’ll say to myself, “You[O] have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’ 20“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’ 21“That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”   The Cure for Anxiety   22Then He said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear. 23For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. 24Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds? 25Can any of you add a cubit to his height[P] by worrying? 26If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest? 27“Consider how the wildflowers grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! 28If that’s how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will He do for you—you of little faith? 29Don’t keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don’t be anxious. 30For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31“But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you. 32Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Make money-bags for yourselves that won’t grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.   Ready for the Master’s Return   35“Be ready for service[Q] and have your lamps lit. 36You must be like people waiting for their master to return[R] from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once. 37Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready,[S] have them recline at the table, then come and serve them. 38If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn,[T] and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed. 39But know this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”   Rewards and Punishment   41“Lord,” Peter asked, “are You telling this parable to us or to everyone?” 42The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time? 43That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded. 44I tell you the truth: He will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46that slave’s master will come on a day he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. He will cut him to pieces[U] and assign him a place with the unbelievers.[V] 47And that slave who knew his master’s will and didn’t prepare himself or do it[W] will be severely beaten. 48But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.[X]   Not Peace but Division   49“I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze! 50But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how it consumes Me until it is finished! 51Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.   53They will be divided, father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.[Y]   Interpreting the Time   54He also said to the crowds: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does. 55And when the south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It’s going to be a scorcher!’ and it is. 56Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don’t you know how to interpret this time?   Settling Accounts   57“Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right? 58As you are going with your adversary to the ruler, make an effort to settle with him on the way. Then he won’t drag you before the judge, the judge hand you over to the bailiff, and the bailiff throw you into prison. 59I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid the last cent.”[Z]
honeylemon_pinky
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work,... Read More
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns Exodus 20:9-10 | NIV 12“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
lindaloca1956
mentioning 2nd coming
mentioning 2nd coming
tnbassman10
VII. Agreement of Book & Land If the Bible was not inspired by God but rather a man-made "self-help" book, you would expect to find error... Read More
VII. Agreement of Book & Land If the Bible was not inspired by God but rather a man-made "self-help" book, you would expect to find errors throughout. This would especially be true regarding geography, nations, and cultures. Yet, every geographical reference is accurate. 1. Accuracy in Acts "In the late 1800’s, Sir William Ramsay, a scholar who was skeptical of the authenticity of the Book of Acts, set out upon an archaeological expedition in Asia Minor with the declared intention of disproving the historicity and accuracy of Luke’s narrative. After years of research, literally digging up the evidence, Ramsay was forced to conclude that Acts was historically accurate. In Acts, Luke mentions 32 countries, 54 cities, and 9 Mediterranean islands. He also mentions 95 persons, 62 of which are not named elsewhere in the New Testament. And his references, where check-able, are always correct. This is truly remarkable in view of the fact that the political / territorial situation of his day was in a state of almost constant flux. How does one account for Luke’s precision? Inspiration!" 2. J.W. McGarvey J.W. McGarvey visited Palenstine in 1879 to write a book "Lands of the Bible." He presented a general idea "Argument from Agreement of Book and Land." He stated that the geographical references of Palestine in the Bible are well-known. In not a single instance throughout the entire Bible is there a known inaccuracy of political divisions or changes of government. Its plains, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, cities, and deserts are in all parts of the Bible correctly named and correctly located. 3. Elevation Changes (John 2:13; Luke 10:30; Acts 9:30,32; Acts 24:1) The land of Palestine varies considerably in elevation. Jericho, near the Dead Sea, is 825 feet below sea level, while Jerusalem is about 2500 feet above sea level. The Bible often describes traveling up or down between various cities, and these descriptions are always correct. 4. Trees The Bible names a number of trees which are all indigenous to Palestine (Judges 9:7-21). Despite the writer not being familiar with the region, not a single error is made. All the trees mentioned in the passage are indigenous to Palestine. This would be a difficult task for a mere man especially in that time period of limited knowledge and no internet. The oak has been found to grow in the places mentioned in Genesis 13:18 and 2 Samuel 18:9. Additionally, the sycamore tree grows only in the Jordan River valley and along the coast and references in the Bible (1 Kings 10:27; Luke 19:4) only place it there. 5. Climate The Mediterranean Sea on the west coast and the desert to the east largely influence the climate of the land. The Bible accurately describes the rain coming from the seas (1 King 18:43-45; Luke 12:54). Another example is the easterner wind--called "Sirocco"--brings dry, dusty air from the desert (Gen 41:23; Jonah 4:8). 6. Customs The Bible accurately depicts the cultures and customs of the people of that time. (1) Animal skins used as containers (Mark 2:22), (2) threshing grain on a threshing floor which is still practiced today in the region (Psa 1:4), (3) and mounds of rocks for marking territory (Prov 23:10) have all be accurately discovered.
Bob Sutton
What does this mean?
What does this mean?
camelot124
August 29, 2015 ~ Demonstrate your TRUST in Me by quietly sitting in My Presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and refuse ... Read More
August 29, 2015 ~ Demonstrate your TRUST in Me by quietly sitting in My Presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and refuse to worry about anything. This sacred time together strengthens you and prepares you to face whatever the day will bring. ~ By waiting with Me before you begin the day's activities, YOU PROCLAIM THE REALITY OF MY LIVING PRESENCE! This act of faith -- WAITING BEFORE WORKING -- is noted in the spirit world, where your demonstration of trust WEAKENS principalities and powers of darkness.
Jairo Delgado
Citas bíblicas
Citas bíblicas
Makiesse Vieira
Os teus pecados estão perdoados. Os amigos levaram o paralitico a presença de Jesus e esperavam ouvir "-Estas curado", e certamente o pa... Read More
Os teus pecados estão perdoados. Os amigos levaram o paralitico a presença de Jesus e esperavam ouvir "-Estas curado", e certamente o paralitico também esperava ouvir o mesmo mas, a primeira coisa que Jesus disse foi "- Os teus pecados estão perdoados. Isto faz-os perceber que a prioridade para Jesus é a salvação. Os fariseus estavam ali presentes não para ouvir o que Jesus tinha para ensinar mas,para maquinarem mal em seus corações e criticarem o que Jesus dizia/ensinava. Como Jesus já os conhecia desmascarou-os e mostrou o poder de Deus não só perdoando os pecados do paralitico que era a causa raiz (motivo/origem) da sua doença, mas também curando-o de seguida da sua doença. Assim Jesus mostrou que tinha poder na terra para perdoar pecados. Depois do milagre o homem começou a glorificar a Deus de tal forma que influenciou as outras pessoas que também o fizeram. O resultado final foi Deus ser glorificado.
Makiesse Vieira
Culto de Domingo - 29/03/2015 (Pra.Milú) Deus determinou desde a fundação do mundo que Jesus viria ao mundo para morrer em nosso lugar e... Read More
Culto de Domingo - 29/03/2015 (Pra.Milú) Deus determinou desde a fundação do mundo que Jesus viria ao mundo para morrer em nosso lugar e livrar-nos da morte pelo pecado. (Após 13:8). Jesus, ainda que sendo um homem sem pecado, foi enviado ao mundo para morrer em nosso lugar por amor de nós. (I Ped 1:18-20).
Makiesse Vieira
Lucas 12:15 - "Acautelai-vos e guardai-vos da avareza; porque a vida de qualquer não consiste na abundância do que possui" Lucas 12:31 -... Read More
Lucas 12:15 - "Acautelai-vos e guardai-vos da avareza; porque a vida de qualquer não consiste na abundância do que possui" Lucas 12:31 - "Buscai antes o reino de Deus e todas estas coisas vos serão acrescentadas"
MUMNUT
Baptism
Baptism
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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