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"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for May 2015

“ears to hear”

May 29, 2015

At the end of the first and almost last parable in Matthew 13 (:9, 43) – along with other times in the Gospels (Matthew 11:15; Mark 4:9, 23; 7:16; Luke 8:8;  14:35) – Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”  He was telling His audiences to not only hear in the […]

“seed sprouts and grows”

May 28, 2015

Jesus said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.  All by itself the soil produces grain–first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in […]

“a dragnet”

May 27, 2015

While speaking about the kingdom Jesus said, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away. […]

“pearl of great value”

May 26, 2015

While speaking about the kingdom Jesus said, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45-46).  This merchant knew what he was seeking and knew its value when he found it.  […]

“a memorial”

May 25, 2015

When a woman came and poured costly perfume on Jesus’ head, the disciples considered it wasteful (Matthew 26:6-9).  In defending the woman Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” (:13). Today is […]

“treasure hidden”

May 22, 2015

While speaking about the kingdom Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Matthew 13:44). When I did an internet search for treasure, you can […]

“like leaven”

May 21, 2015

While speaking about the kingdom Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21). On several occasions leaven refers to the influence of evil, but here it refers to the powerful influence of God’s word.  […]

“mustard seed”

May 20, 2015

In the middle of presenting and explaining the parable of the tares, Jesus presented another parable saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden […]

“tares among the wheat”

May 19, 2015

  After explaining the parable of the sower, Jesus presented another parable saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.  But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.  But when the wheat sprouted and bore […]

“good soil”

May 18, 2015

As He concluded His explanation of  the parable of the sower, Jesus said, “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” (Matthew 13:23). All the […]