“Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith; to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever.read more
In Luke 15:3-7 we find the first of three parables recorded in that chapter. Jesus had a common theme in mind as He spoke the words of these parables, and that theme is the joy in heaven over recovery of the lost soul. The three parables are the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son (commonly referred to as the prodigal son).read more
As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as Jesus[b] reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples.read more
To have “integrity” is to be honest and sincere, doing what is right regardless of the costs. The Old Testament book of Daniel teaches us much about integrity, not only in the example of the book’s namesake, but also in his three contemporaries; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
In addition to the examples of faith, courage and commitment, there are other themes running throughout the book as well.read more
There is most certainly a direct correlation between being a successful disciple of Jesus and prayer. As children of God, we are the most blessed and privileged people on earth. Our gain in Him by far outweighs the riches of the world. When all is considered, including the spiritual side, and our eternal inheritance reserved in the heavens, by comparison the richest billionaire on earth is very poor indeed.read more
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