Monthly Archives: January 2016

Photo of the Week: January 27, 2016

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Jesus Tells Them One More Parable

Matthew 25:31-46 Today we reach the final passage in the Oliver Discourse, the parable of the sheep and goats. In this parable, Jesus is painting for us a picture of His return, and the assembling of all people for judgment. … Continue reading

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Bags of Gold

Matthew 25:14-30 Before we get started, let’s remember our context, Jesus is still giving His answer to this question: “what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (24:3). Also, please don’t forget this … Continue reading

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Parable of the Virgins

Matthew 25:1-13 In this text, there are several elements to consider: There is a bridegroom, there are virgins, lamps, light, darkness and oil. Finally, there is a wedding feast. When the bridegroom finally comes for His bride, only half of … Continue reading

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The Day and the Hour

Matthew 24:36-50 Once the transition (24:29-34) is completed, Jesus answers the second question the disciples asked Him, about the sign and time of His coming (24:3). The short answer is: He will come when He comes, and everyone will be … Continue reading

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Jerusalem and the Temple Destroyed

Matthew 24:1-35 Matthew 24:3 contains the question the disciples asked Jesus privately about His remarks in 24:1-2, when overlooking downtown Jerusalem; He told them that the place was going to be destroyed. Their question, as I mentioned last time, was … Continue reading

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Do Dogs Go to Heaven? (Redux)

“Well do they?” “I don’t know honey, we’ll just have to wait and see.” My wife got us a dog several years ago… over my strenuous objection I might add.  Over the years, he and I have spent a lot … Continue reading

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