The parables, accompanied with explanation by Christ to His disciples and the Holy Spirit to us, reveal the power, joy and duty we have in the Kingdom. We can't even begin to understand the depth of these things as we tend to underestimate the Kingdom!
BR#322 BR#322 The Damned Are Living in Darkness by Their Own Choice. Are You Living in Light or Darkness? Mark 4:12-33 Bible Readings by Dr. Jim Phillips. Dr Phillips teaches these classes in Mark from the Greek text. Greek reading & research. Dr. Jim preaches this message on the mission field. If anyone would like to make a donation , all donations no matter how small will be appreciated. Thank you. Our Address in Fish Lake Valley is POB 121 Dyer, Nevada 89010.Thank You IRS EIN # 82-5114777
The Gospel preached elicits a response. For some the message of Christ Jesus is a welcomed blessing compared to the miserable religions of the World which demand performance. For others the message of Christ brings contempt and opposition. Here we see that the response of the Jews to the message of Christ led to the message of Christ being brought to the Gentiles.
We today live in the 'Times of the Gentiles' during which Israel and the Jews will be dominated by four Gentile world powers: Babylon, Medo-Persians, Greece, and Rome which is today embodied in the West. But one day, at Christ's second coming, the fifth Kingdom of Daniel's prophecy will smash the four Gentile kingdoms, and Jesus Christ will establish His Messianic kingdom which will never end. During the Messianic kingdom, the nation of Israel and the Jews will once again be the focus. The tables are turned with Israel and the Jews being in control. And the living Gentiles will become Israel's friends. They will honor the Jews as God's chosen, blessed people. The Gentile nations will become the servants of the Jews, helping them to relocate to their promised land and to rebuild their cities including Jerusalem. The wealth of the Gentile nations will also flow to Israel. What attracts them to help Israel will be LIGHT-- the light of God seen in the Jewish people, and the light of God in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the World. They will be drawn to the light. We who are followers of Christ today are also to be lights in this world. We must let our light so shine among men that they too might be drawn to Jesus Christ, the Light of the world.
Pastor Dana brings the message from God's Holy Word. He continues the Fall series on Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount titled "Raising the Bar".
Today's message is titled "Salt, Light, and Law". It is based on the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 13-20 (Matthew 5:13-20). Open up a Bible and get ready to follow!
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