The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the … Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…
The Kingdom is Near From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17 According to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus’ first instruction to his followers was to “Repent.” He follows this directive with a brief justification. In my paraphrase, Jesus says: “You need to … Continue reading The Kingdom is Near
Repent! From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17 The first instruction from Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark is to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matthew 4:17 and Mark 1:15). This line is exactly what John the Baptist … Continue reading Repent!
What Did Jesus Say? This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. John 21:24 In the spirit of the New Year, I begin a new thread of Life Notes. I will focus on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the … Continue reading What Did Jesus Say?