“A Place For Worship”
Where the word is life
A sermon for the hurting.
A must hear sermon for any and all. Many of us have a hard time accepting the reality that GOD loves them as an individual. Most of us are trying to earn the free gift of our creator’s essence. To go through life without accepting unconditional love is to never having seen sunshine. If you believe in GOD and HIS word, this sermon reveals the thoughts and actions that proof HIS love for you.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.
PARABLE OF WHEAT AND TARES
To understand the meaning of the parables of Jesus is to have a clear picture of GOD’S plan for his kingdom. Jesus taught eight parables that deal strictly with “The Kingdom of GOD”. This parable of the wheat and tares is the second parable Jesus teaches explaining the Kingdom of GOD. In this parable we are introduced to an enemy of the kingdom as well as the bad seed this enemy tries to sow. The outcome of the good seed and bad seed having been sown is referred to as wheat and tares. Jesus uses the harvesting of these two plants to warn us there is a devil and a place of punishment.
The Bible records only 2026 words spoken by Christ. This series “Words of Jesus” covers each and every phrase he spoke. We begin in lesson one with the first parable spoken by the Lord.
With so few spoken words of Christ recorded, to have this parable repeated three times in the synoptic gospels is GOD’s way of saying, “Attention, Hear this, Listen”. This first parable is a must understand principal of living a victorious Christian life.
Near the beginning of his ministry, Jesus appoints twelve apostles. In Matthew and Mark, despite Jesus only briefly requesting that they join him, Jesus’ first four apostles, who were fishermen, are described as immediately consenting, and abandoning their nets and boats to do so (Matthew 4:18–22, Mark 1:16–20). In John, Jesus’ first two apostles were disciples of John the Baptist. The Baptist sees Jesus and calls him the Lamb of God; the two hear this and follow Jesus. In addition to the Twelve Apostles, the opening of the passage of the Sermon on the Plain identifies a much larger group of people as disciples (Luke 6:17). Also, in Luke 10:1–16 Jesus sends seventy or seventy-two of his followers in pairs to prepare towns for his prospective visit. They are instructed to accept hospitality, heal the sick and spread the word that the Kingdom of God is coming.
Join us in a deeper understanding of the Feast of Pentecost as we explore this forth of the seven feast of the LORD. Why did the 120 believers have to wait until this feast to be immersed in the Holy Spirit? Why were we ask to count 50 days beginning on the Feast of First Fruits? What does the feast of Pentecost mean to us in the 21st century?
Pentecost (Ancient Greek: Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera], “the fiftieth [day]“) is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated in Judaism asShavuot. Later, in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, (120 in all) as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31. For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described by some Christians today as the “Birthday of the Church.”