November 02, 2012

297 - The good Shepherd

Kathleen's thoughts

Luke 10: 25-42
John 9: 1-41, 10: 1-42

The parable of the good Samaritan Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?
What is written in the law?" He asked him. "How do you read it?"
He answered!
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your strength, and with all you mind, and your neighbour as yourself.
"You've answered correctly. " He told him, Do this and you will live.

Jesus visits Martha and Mary Martha is concerned that her sister is not helping her serve but the Lord tells her this... The Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, But one thing is necessary, Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.

The healing of the man born blind As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth, His disciples questioned Him'
"Rabbi, who sinned this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
Neither this man nor his parents sinned"{ Jesus answered. This came about so that God's works might be displayed to him. We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when non one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world".

The parable of the shepherd I assure you;  Anyone who doesn't enter the sheep pen by the door but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice. They will never follow a stranger instead they will run away from him, because they don't recognize his voice of strangers.

Jesus, the Good Shepherd So Jesus said again. "I assure you, I am the door of the sheep All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them. I am the door, If anyone enter by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance.
I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Jesus at the Festival of dedication
Many believe in Him.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. He lets me lie down in Green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters' Psalm 23: 1-2


November 01, 2012

296 - The return of the Seventy.

Kathleen's thoughts

John 8: 21-59,
Luke 9: 51-62, 10: 1-24
Matthew 8: 19-22

Jesus and the Jewish authorities
Spiritual freedom So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Jesus responded, "I assure you' Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin." A slave does not remain in the household forever, but a son does remained forever. Therefore if the Son  sets you free, you really will be free.

Sons of Abraham

Children of the devil Jesus said to them, :If God were your Father, you would love Me, because I came from God and I am here. For I didn't come on My own, but He sent Me. Why don't you understand what I say?
Because you cannot listen to My word. You are of your father the Devil and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in  him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

The claims of Jesus If anyone keeps My word, he will never see death - ever!"

Samaritan opposition
The cost of following Jesus
Jesus sends out the Seventy Jesus sends out 70 to witness

Theo unbelieving towns Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me, and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me:.

The return of the Seventy The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name"
He said to them, "I watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightening flash. Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes ands scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you. However, don't rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Jesus' joyIn that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise Your Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure. All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him;
Then turning to His disciples He said privately, "The eyes that see the things you see are blessed!

The rest of my co-workers whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again; Rejoice!" Phil. 4: 3-4


295 - An unforgiving spirit

Kathleen's thoughts

Matthew 18: 21-35
John 7: 1-53, 8: 1-20

The parable of the unforgiving slave Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" "I tell you, not as many as seven.
," Jesus said to him, " but 70 times seven.

Jesus unbelieving brothers
Jesus at the Festival of Tabernacles

He teaches in the Temple Jesus answered them, "My teaching isn't Mine but is from the One who sent Me. If anyone wants to do His will, he will understand weather the teaching is from God or if I am speaking on My own. The one who speaks for himself seeks his own glory. But He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Guards sent to arrest Jesus
The water of life On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Me and drink!' The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him. He said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been received, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

The dispute
The woman caught in adultery Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger. When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, 'The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her. Then He stoped down again and continued writing on the ground. When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center. When Jesus stood up, He said to her, "Woman, where are they? "Has no one condemned you?" No one, Lord" She answered. Neither do I condemn you, said Jesus. "God, and from now on do not sin any more"

The light of the world Then Jesus spoke to them again; "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life"

And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another just as God also forgave you in Christ.
Eph. 4: 32

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