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The Great Issue of Our Time

June 03, 2017

[Jesus] was being carefully watched. Luke 14:1 (NIV) There is a story about a family who went as pioneer missionaries to an unreached people group. They began the work of evangelism, teaching the Bible, speaking about Jesus Christ, and building relationships—with absolutely no impact. Nobody was converted. Then after some […]

Are You Being Watched?

June 02, 2017

One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. Luke 14:1 (NIV) We are told that Jesus was being carefully watched. We don’t know if this means that the prominent Pharisee invited him with ulterior motives, or perhaps it was […]

A Fly on the Wall at a First-Century Dinner Party

June 01, 2017

Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee. Luke 14:1 (NIV) The Pharisees were among the most respected people in the community, and this man was a prominent Pharisee, so this was likely a pretty lavish dinner party. The fact that Jesus accepted this personal invitation tells […]