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How then will ye know all parables?

In Mark 4, after Jesus shared the parable of the sower and the seed, his disciples asked him what the parable meant. Jesus explained to them in Mark 4:11, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in… Continue reading How then will ye know all parables?

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Some basic principles of a Christian harvest

The Lord Jesus never passed on an opportunity to take advantage of a teachable moment. In John 4, as the Samaritan woman at the well was returning with the men of her town to meet Jesus, the Lord took a quick moment to teach his disciples a few principles on how God's kingdom works when a harvest… Continue reading Some basic principles of a Christian harvest

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Islamist becomes Christian when told about Christ’s power to heal sick son

According to the underground Christian ministry Bibles for Mideast, they were recently told about the testimony of an Islamist in South Asia who, along with his family, converted to confess the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation. The man had for years made his living by transporting people around on his rickshaw. In 2006 and… Continue reading Islamist becomes Christian when told about Christ’s power to heal sick son

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Following the ultimate Alpha male

When he came to save us from our sins and put us in a right relationship with God, the Lord Jesus Christ showed himself to be the ultimate, most reliable Alpha male of all time. An Alpha male of a group is the leader, the most successful, the dominant one, the one who controls, the… Continue reading Following the ultimate Alpha male

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The “Jesus was a refugee” argument is irrelevant

Race baiter Al Sharpton and his ego were in the news once again this week when he tweeted, "Before you head to church today, remember to thank God for his son, Jesus a refugee who fled to Egypt" to criticize President Trump's call for preventing people from entering the US from seven Muslim nations until… Continue reading The “Jesus was a refugee” argument is irrelevant

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Jesus works for our benefit on his mountain of myrrh & hill of frankincense

Our Lord Jesus Christ may have ascended to heaven to be at the right hand of our heavenly Father (Acts 7:55; 1 Peter 3:22) after his resurrection, but I'm thankful that he's not just sitting there doing nothing. He's keeping himself busy on our behalf. That comforting fact is figuratively and prophetically expressed in the… Continue reading Jesus works for our benefit on his mountain of myrrh & hill of frankincense

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Believers are partakers in the limitless six-pronged mystery of Christ

The New Testament often refers to the mystery of Christ and how it was concealed throughout the Old Testament (Colossians 1:26) only to be revealed under the New Testament. The saints in the Old Testament were given tidbits of information about the Messiah and his purpose, but the many details surrounding his life and the effects… Continue reading Believers are partakers in the limitless six-pronged mystery of Christ

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An analysis of the gospel of Philip

The gospel of Philip is part of a collection of books known as Gnostic gospels and the New Testament apocrypha. It was purported to be authored by the apostle Philip, one of the twelve disciples, when it was first discovered written in the Coptic language in Egypt in 1945, but the date of the writing… Continue reading An analysis of the gospel of Philip

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Why the Didache is avoided by true Christianity

The Didache [did-uh-kē] purports to be "The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" and dates anywhere between 50-120 AD. Many of the statements it has are an exact match to some biblical writings like the Gospel of Matthew. So why is it that the Didache isn't in the Bible? For starters, in order for any writing… Continue reading Why the Didache is avoided by true Christianity

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Why the Gospel of Thomas doesn’t belong in the Bible

The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in Egypt in 1945 and was written in the Coptic language. The specific date of the writing is unknown, but many scholars believe it was written anywhere between 50-140 AD. It contains 114 sayings that it claims Jesus Christ said that were supposedly written down by Thomas Didymus, but… Continue reading Why the Gospel of Thomas doesn’t belong in the Bible