The Parables and The Pandemic: Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Saturday, May 2nd Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,…

The Parables and The Pandemic: The start of Luke’s parables!

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Friday, May 1st * Editor’s Note: Today we move to examining Luke’s parables. I find it interesting that there must have been many stories that Jesus told, but that the individual Gospel writers chose just some of those to illustrate their perspectives of Jesus. Of course, that brings up…

The Parables and The Pandemic: “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world”

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Thursday, April 30th “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the…

The Parables and The Pandemic: A man on a journey entrusted his property to his slaves

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Wednesday, April 29th “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received…

The Parables and The Pandemic: Matthew 25:1-13

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Tuesday, April 28th Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with…

The Parables and The Pandemic: The kingdome of heaven may compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Monday, April 27th Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.  Again…

The Parables and The Pandemic:The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Sunday, April 26th “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.  When the harvest time had come, he…

The Parables and the Pandemic: Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh Copyright: www.bridgemanart.com Original: https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-the-sower Saturday, April 25 When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you…