In His Word
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Archive for January 2016

“You are wrong”

January 28, 2016

When some Sadducees questioned Him about whose wife a woman would be in the resurrection, Jesus said, “You are wrong, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22:26-30; Mark 12:21-25; Luke 20:30-36). “You are wrong” – can you imagine hearing these three words from Jesus?  Unfortunately, they do not only apply to the […]

“to God the things that are God’s”

January 27, 2016

When questioned by the Pharisees about paying tax, Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:16-22; Mark 12:14-17; Luke 20:20-26).  Since the coin used for the tax had Caesar’s likeness and inscription, it belonged to Caesar and should be paid. So what belongs […]

“many are called, but few are chosen”

January 26, 2016

After presenting a parable about a wedding feast, Jesus concluded it by saying, “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).  The king sent his slaves to call/invite “as many as you find” (:9-10).  Among those who came, one was not properly dressed and was cast out (:11-13). Jesus sent His disciples to […]

“the stone which the builders rejected”

January 25, 2016

Jesus said, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD’S doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” (Matthew 21:42-44; Mark 12:10-11; Luke 12:17-18). Jesus quoted a prophetic psalm (118:22) and made the application to Himself.  He was the stone that […]

“Which of the two…?”

January 22, 2016

Jesus said, “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’  And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he regretted it and went.  The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, ‘I […]

“From heaven or from men?”

January 21, 2016

When the chief priests and elders asked, “‘By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?’  Jesus said to them, ‘I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.  The baptism of John was from […]

“I have come… to testify to the truth”

January 20, 2016

When questioned by Pilate about being a king, Jesus said, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37). Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” (:38), […]

“I have come to cast fire”

January 19, 2016

Jesus said, “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49).  Fire purifies objects by burning/melting impurities.  Jesus came to cast that kind of fire.  As Malachi prophesied concerning Him, “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He […]

“I have come as Light”

January 18, 2016

Jesus said, “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” (John 12:46).  The Bible uses the term “darkness” to represent the evil of this world.  Jesus came to dispel that darkness by bringing the light of truth into it. Let Jesus be the […]

“I came that they may have life”

January 14, 2016

While speaking of human sheep Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10). In this context Jesus probably had the Pharisees in mind as thieves (:1-9).  They rose to their position because of the opportunities afforded them in […]