Lessons from the New Testament: Mark 4-7

What an extraordinary man Jesus was! His teaching and his miracles proclaim him to be the Son of God. Nevertheless, the Lord's power is not released where there is a "lack of faith" (Mark 5:6). The gospel calls us to faith. We are to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the way of …

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Lessons from the New Testament: Mark 1-3

Jesus came, preaching the Kingdom, but he did not only preach. He demonstrated the Kingdom.His words were spoken with power - the power of God. We see this in the mighty miracles, which declare the coming of the Kingdom among us. This Kingdom was set against the kingdom of darkness. The coming of God's Kingdom …

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Lessons from the New Testament: Matthew 25

Jesus, in His parables, emphasizes that the Gospel calls for a response. If the response is lacking, "there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." This will take place at Christ's return. Then, the sheep and the goats will be separated. It will become clear that men and women, in their response to Christ, have …

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Lessons from the New Testament: Matthew 23-24

The way of hypocrisy must be avoided (chapter 23). It is a way which comes under the stern judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ. The seeds of judgment are sown by the hypocrite in this earthly life. The fruit of judgment on hypocrisy will be seen in its fullness when Christ returns - "there will …

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Lessons from the New Testament: Matthew 21-22

Jesus' parables of the Kingdom were a significant part of His ministry. It is still true today that there are those who, when they hear God's Word, see what it's all about, while there are others who miss the point altogether. We should not be discouraged because some do not believe, but we should give …

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