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What Things?

After Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, he appeared to two puzzled disciples who were walking toward Emmaus.  The Apostle Luke describes the encounter (notice the verses that I bold):   LUKE 24:14-20 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. 17 He asked them,

Solitude & Compassion

Matthew 14:13 13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.   Why did Jesus seek solitude?   He must have been saddened by the martyrdom of John the Baptist and revulsed by the cruelty of King Herod.   The Messiah should not be portrayed as being so loving that He could not then, and not now hate sin.   God’s holy nature requires that kind of reaction, while his nature is a

Speaking Parables in the Church

From Matthew 13:   Verses 34-35 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”   Verse 36 Then [Jesus] left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable..."   Verse 51 “Have yo
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