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Birth of Jesus: Lesson One

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Birth of Jesus: Lesson One

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Many amazing facts are brought forth in this series on Christ’s birth. To bring this prophetic birth to pass at the right time, the right place, to the right bloodline, and to not have the blood of a fallen man enter into the fetus that would become JESUS the CHRIST truly takes the hand of our creator. You will need to listen to the entire series to unveil all that GOD did to bring us a sinless, prophesied savior.

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Parables of Jesus: Lesson Six

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Parables of Jesus: Lesson Six

The immediate environment of the people, and their situation is the foundation of the why JESUS spoke each parable. In this parable of the creditor and the two debtors the backdrop of what Christ is encountering brings forth the story of who loves the most. The mystery of this parable is we all owe a debt we have no means to pay. If it were not for a merciful creditor we all would be held in debtors’ prison.

Jesus was the master of teaching in parables. His parables often have an unexpected twist or surprise ending that catches the reader’s attention. They are also cleverly designed to draw listeners into new ways of thinking, new attitudes and new ways of acting (Getty-Sullivan, pp. 2-4).

Each of Jesus’ parables teaches only one or two important lessons. It is a mistake to look for meaning in every sentence or detail of the story (Lockyer, Parable). If we get bogged down analyzing the details of the parable, we may miss the central point, as in the proverbial saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.”

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Words of Jesus: Lesson Five

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Words of Jesus: Lesson Five

 

In this lesson the parable of “The Good Samaritan” is our topic. Proper understanding of the four characters involved in this parable can unveil truths of the heart of men. Why and what triggered Christ to give us this parable? Who is your neighbor and what responsibility do we have toward them? What is a Samaritan, and who were they in Jesus day? What are we to learn from this lesson Christ taught. These questions along with numerous other insights are revealed as Senior Pastor Michael Joe Kearse brings both Old and New Testament understanding to the listener.

 

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Parables of Jesus: Lesson One

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Parables of Jesus: Lesson One

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.

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Passover: Lesson Five

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Passover: Lesson Five

We conclude our final of five Passover lessons with instruction and explanation of the actual prescribed Passover meal. Here you will learn what Jesus did as he ate his last supper with the disciples. You also will hear what portions of the Passover meal Jesus did not complete, and why on his final meal. For all that have ever taken what we Christians call Communion this is a must hear and understand.

The term Pesach (Hebrew: פֶּסַח‎) may also refer to the lamb or goat which was designated as the Passover sacrifice (called theKorban Pesach in Hebrew). Four days before the Exodus, the Hebrews were commanded to set aside a lamb.(Exodus 12:3) and inspect it daily for blemishes. During the day on the 14th of Nisan, they were to slaughter the animal and use its blood to mark theirlintels and door posts. Up until midnight on the 15th of Nisan, they were to consume the lamb. On the night of the first Passover at the start of the original Exodus, each family (or group of families) gathered together to eat a meal that included the meat of the Korban Pesach while the Tenth Plague ravaged Egypt.

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