We are saved by grace!
Kingdom of heaven parables
God loves us and want us to be free!
Matt – declares Jesus’ Kingship
Mark – Jesus as the Servant
Luke – emphasis Jesus as the Man
John – Jesus as God
Matt n Luke went all the way to Abraham and Adam respectively
Jesus though weary, He had the strength to love.
God has a special nation. He loves the whole world. In our working place, He will mark us to show how blessed we are!
Pearl when cut, its value is gone. The unity of the church.
The purpose of rapture is to give us new body! We will have new body like Jesus! No more death, no more sickness, always young! We will never grow old no more decay! It will be heaven on earth! Rapture will happen in a second. We will have brand new body and we will never feel bored ever again
Rapture is salvation of our bodies.
Is by grace through faith!
The Parable of the Sower
On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying:“ Behold, a sower went out to sow.
Jesus came but He was rejected by the people. We can’t choose where we are born, but Jesus could. Yet He chose to be born the littlest of all the towns, Bethlehem.
Jesus was preaching the Kingdom. Kingdom at hand!
The King was in the Israel’s midst.
Joseph was loved by his father. But he was rejected by his brothers. They were jealous of him and sold him.
This is a story of Jesus.
The bible is all about Jesus, God’s Son.
God provided the Lamb.
First mention of Love is a Father for His Son
2nd mention of Love is bride and bridegroom (the church)
God hears our prayers.
Love can heal us! God SO love me He sent His Son for us!
What Israel rejected became the bread of life to the gentiles world.
Creative life explode inside of us when we have Jesus in our lives!
Jesus will show His hands when He come back. But He will say don’t be grieved because God send Jesus for us.
We will never know how much we are loved until we know how much God loves His Son!
Heaven opened up to His Son in whom He is well pleased.
The Parable of the Sower
On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea.
On the same day (matt 12:14) – the day He was rejected.
Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.
This is a demonstration of what He is doing today!!
The people can hear His voice from the boat. He is out of reach physically, but His preaching reach us!!
Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple.
The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “ If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
Healing on the Sabbath
Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.
Then He said to them, “ What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then He said to the man, “ Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.
Behold, My Servant
But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.
Lay hold – divine power and strength.
Jesus healed the man and gave him back the means of his livelihood
Jesus is the REALITY, the Truth and the Life.
When they tried to arrest Jesus, Jesus asked them who do you seek. The soldiers said they were looking for Jesus. And when Jesus said I AM, the soldiers fell to the ground.
They hit Jesus. Jesus’ bones were exposed. They put a kingly robe on Him. They made a crown of thorns and crushed the thorns onto His forehead. They hit the crown of thorns onto His head. Jesus’ blood everywhere. His Kingly bearing was still there even when He was full of pain in His body.
Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”
But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!”
Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”
The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!”
Non- jewish have been conquering Israel since then.
Without the touch of God, our hearts are hardened. It is sin in the flesh.
They are loved by God yet they rejected the covering.
Wise Men from the East
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
King Herod was a pretended king. He was placed there by Romans. He was not even Jewish.
Jesus was born King! This Baby is King!
Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’”
Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”
Many of the Jews read this title. The LORD is in the Hebrew Yahweh
Hei Vav Hei Yud
It was their God coming for them and loving them!
Pilate wanted to release Jesus but he was arm-twisted.
Jews and Romans – Jews and Gentiles hand in hand laid Jesus on the cross
God took the wickedness of man and make it into a love symbol for us.
All our sins have been punished. Not because our sins escaped. We are forgiven because our sins are all paid in full!!
The bible is more advanced than we know.