The Treasure of the Kingdom

  Matthew 13:44-46 After the Jews rejected Christ and his kingdom in Matthew 12, Jesus began to preach using parables in order to hide the truth from those who had rejected him. He likens his kingdom to four soils where the seed was sown an also to a field that was sown with good
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Divine Soil Analysis

Matthew 13 Matthew 13 is the turning point in Jesus’ ministry. He had been offering the kingdom and himself as Israel’s king but the nation rejected him. From this point on, he no longer proclaimed that the kingdom was at hand but called individuals to surrender in faith to his lordsh
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Jesus Encounters Zacchaeus

The very nature of God is to seek and save sinners. From the very beginning of history, God has been seeking lost people but this good news is only good news to those who perceive that they are sinners in need of saving. Zacchaeus was one such man. Zacchaeus was a sinner. Notorious as
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Jesus’ Encounters His Mother

Jesus spent over 90% of his life in close proximity to his mother, Mary, and Scripture records several of His interactions with her. Because He was a perfect man, we can learn much from Him about how we should act in our relationships, especially toward our parents. First, we see Jesu
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Invasion Sweeps the Middle East

Daniel 11 Daniel 11 contains a detailed prophecy of future events (now history) so accurate that liberal scholars insist that Daniel must have been written after the fact because there is no way such events could have been predicted so precisely. Daniel received this revelation while
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The Invisible World of Spirits

Daniel 10 Daniel receives another vision in chapter 10 in the third year of Cyrus, which was Daniel’s seventieth year in captivity. Daniel was in a three week period of mourning, probably because only 40,000 of the Jews had returned to Israel when Cyrus allowed them to go home. Daniel
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A Good Conscience

Acts 24:16 Two men went fishing.  They weren’t having much success until one of them pulled out a stick of dynamite, lighted it, and threw it into the water.  The resulting explosion caused a bonanza of fish to float to the surface.  As soon as the ‘non-thrower’ recovered, he shouted
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Daniel’s Prayer for His People

Daniel 9:1-19 This chapter is so crucial to our understanding of the future from a dispensational viewpoint that is has been called the backbone of prophecy.  It gives us a schedule of events expanded upon by Jesus in Matthew 24 and explained by John in Revelation 6.  Often called the
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The Chastening of Israel

Daniel 8:15-27 The book of Daniel is great reading, though at times admittedly difficult to understand.  Focused on God dealing with his nation, Israel, much of it is related to Daniel to understand and then pass along.  God often used dreams to give the information, sometimes using D
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The Vision of the Ram and Goat

Daniel 8:1-14 How do you handle knowing that ‘bad times’ are coming?  Recently I was visiting a hospital patient who was to have orthopedic surgery in about an hour.  She inquired of the attending prep nurse as to recovery time and then rehab on the next day.  He wisely replied, “Toda
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