At first glance, some might think that in this passage Jesus is fed up with fighting against the Pharisees and joins in their overtly racist attitudes towards anyone that is not a Jew. Let me assure, that is not the case.
Most of us do not want to admit how horrible we truly are. We want to be in control of our destiny. The problem is we would choose wrong every time if not for God's mercy acting on us.
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. Matthew 14:12 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb. Mark 6:29 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I … Continue reading John Is Dead, But…
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the … Continue reading Premeditated Murder
Yesterday, we came to the conclusion that the disciples were saved from the storm by the power and will of Jesus Christ not by their faith, will or works. I concluded with the following verse showing this is exactly how God works in our eternal salvation. And we know that all things work together for … Continue reading Let Us Pass Over To Glory!
We are saved by grace plus nothing.
You are a child of the King. Act like it - by faith!
Jesus’ main argument for teaching in parables is that it is the sovereign right of God to reveal things to some and hide them from others.
There is a true rest in the grace of God when we see that Jesus truly did “pay it all.”
Jesus plainly teaches that the Father is revealed to God’s people by the Son. This is an act of His sovereign will, choice, and power. It is not contingent upon man’s choice or acceptance