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    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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    Title: Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote LINK

    Description: Promising job numbers in the black community continue to make economic news, and a conservative commentator says it's a fitting topic on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: Abortion chain expected to reapply for license LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump revealed his strategy to have Mexico pay for the border wall – so American taxpayers will not have to foot too much of the bill.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: New UN head unleashes mass global migration agenda LINK

    Description: The newly appointed United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has uncovered his new strategy to mobilize a massive global migration from third-world and other oppressed nations.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: Alveda King insists 'Trump is not a racist' LINK

    Description: After allegations from the Democratic Party that President Donald Trump referred to some African countries as “s***hole nations,” Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., contended that the accusations of racism against the president are nothing short of “outrageous.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: 'Really huge development' in abortion business scandal LINK

    Description: Pro-life organizations in New Mexico are hoping a criminal investigation into the sale of aborted baby body parts doesn't disappear from the federal radar.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: Should voters be told what not to wear? LINK

    Description: "I voted today" t-shirtSupreme Court justices will decide later this year what people can and cannot wear at the polling place.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: Christians have to get involved, says activist LINK

    Description: United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman received accolades from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for blaming the Palestinian Authority’s (P.A.) “pay to slay” policy for funding the salaries of Islamic terrorists and their deadly attacks.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: WV pastor: Let's have debate, Facebook, over 'hate' LINK

    Description:


    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Title: Truth denied: Investigation into voter fraud thwarted LINK

    Description: Pro-life groups are elated over a federal court ruling that lets the Tennessee General Assembly proceed with abortion laws in the state. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Title: College today: Pay thou$and$ to 'not be ready' LINK

    Description: Promising job numbers in the black community continue to make economic news, and a conservative commentator says it's a fitting topic on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: Abortion chain expected to reapply for license LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump revealed his strategy to have Mexico pay for the border wall – so American taxpayers will not have to foot too much of the bill.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: New UN head unleashes mass global migration agenda LINK

    Description: The newly appointed United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has uncovered his new strategy to mobilize a massive global migration from third-world and other oppressed nations.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: Alveda King insists 'Trump is not a racist' LINK

    Description: After allegations from the Democratic Party that President Donald Trump referred to some African countries as “s***hole nations,” Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., contended that the accusations of racism against the president are nothing short of “outrageous.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: 'Really huge development' in abortion business scandal LINK

    Description: Pro-life organizations in New Mexico are hoping a criminal investigation into the sale of aborted baby body parts doesn't disappear from the federal radar.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: Should voters be told what not to wear? LINK

    Description: "I voted today" t-shirtSupreme Court justices will decide later this year what people can and cannot wear at the polling place.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: Christians have to get involved, says activist LINK

    Description: United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman received accolades from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for blaming the Palestinian Authority’s (P.A.) “pay to slay” policy for funding the salaries of Islamic terrorists and their deadly attacks.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: WV pastor: Let's have debate, Facebook, over 'hate' LINK

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    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Title: Truth denied: Investigation into voter fraud thwarted LINK

    Description: Pro-life groups are elated over a federal court ruling that lets the Tennessee General Assembly proceed with abortion laws in the state. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Title: College today: Pay thou$and$ to 'not be ready' LINK

    Description: Promising job numbers in the black community continue to make economic news, and a conservative commentator says it's a fitting topic on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: Abortion chain expected to reapply for license LINK

    Description: President Donald Trump revealed his strategy to have Mexico pay for the border wall – so American taxpayers will not have to foot too much of the bill.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: New UN head unleashes mass global migration agenda LINK

    Description: The newly appointed United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has uncovered his new strategy to mobilize a massive global migration from third-world and other oppressed nations.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

    Title: Alveda King insists 'Trump is not a racist' LINK

    Description: After allegations from the Democratic Party that President Donald Trump referred to some African countries as “s***hole nations,” Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., contended that the accusations of racism against the president are nothing short of “outrageous.”

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: 'Really huge development' in abortion business scandal LINK

    Description: Pro-life organizations in New Mexico are hoping a criminal investigation into the sale of aborted baby body parts doesn't disappear from the federal radar.

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: Should voters be told what not to wear? LINK

    Description: "I voted today" t-shirtSupreme Court justices will decide later this year what people can and cannot wear at the polling place.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: Christians have to get involved, says activist LINK

    Description: United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman received accolades from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for blaming the Palestinian Authority’s (P.A.) “pay to slay” policy for funding the salaries of Islamic terrorists and their deadly attacks.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Sun, 14 Jan 2018

    Title: WV pastor: Let's have debate, Facebook, over 'hate' LINK

    Description:


    Author: Chad Groening
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Title: Truth denied: Investigation into voter fraud thwarted LINK

    Description: Pro-life groups are elated over a federal court ruling that lets the Tennessee General Assembly proceed with abortion laws in the state. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Title: College today: Pay thou$and$ to 'not be ready' LINK

    Description: Two college professors are advancing the unorthodox idea that dialogue, not debate, should be promoted in classrooms to prevent students from committing "microagressions" that upset their fellow students.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    News from Christian News Wire 16 January 2018



    Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
    LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

    Senate Must Vote to Stop Funding Terrorism
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Bomb Destroys Persecuted Church
    LINK Contact: ChinaAid.org,

    Catholicism is not Inclusive
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on controversies embroiling two Catholic entities:

    SCOTUS Declines Mississippi Religious Freedom Challenge
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Church Leads in Handling Sexual Misconduct
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the need for employers to upgrade their sexual misconduct policies:

    #1 FaithWords Book Trumpocalypse Exposes Forces Seeking to Overthrow President Trump and End the Free World
    LINK Contact: Troy Anderson,

    Former Radical Muslim Urges Prayer for Iranian People
    LINK Pastor Reza Safa of TBN Nejat Television says Iran poised for political, spiritual freedom  Contact: Jonathan Safa, 714-880-8670, jonathan@nejattv.orgLOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Iranian-American Pastor Reza Safa, a former radical Muslim and founder of the Farsi-language Christian network TBN Nejat Television, has issued an urgent request for Christians around the world to pray for Iran and its people as political unrest rages in the Muslim controlled nation. Source: TBN

    Judicial Watch Sues DOJ, City of NY and NYPD for Information on Unsolved Murder of a New York Policeman at Nation of Islam Mosque
    LINK New York lawsuit refutes NYPD claim that investigation into 45-year-old murder 'remains active and ongoing' FOIA lawsuit raises questions of possible FBI involvement, having provoked incident with fake '10-13' officer in distress phone callContact: Brandon Cockerham, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5172  WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed suit against the Justice Department, as well as the City of New York and the New Source: Judicial Watch

    Knights of Columbus Applauds FEMA Reversal on Aiding Religious Institutions
    LINK Once blocked, houses of worship, like other nonprofits, can now seek help to rebuild Contact: Joe Cullen, Knights of Columbus, 203-415-9314, joseph.cullen@kofc.org NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus applauds the government decision that churches and other houses of worship are now eligible to receive disaster relief funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The decision, which overturned a longstanding rule bar Source: Knights of Columbus

    Coptic Solidarity Condemns Attack on Mar Mina Church in Helwan, Egypt
    LINK Contact: Lindsay Griffin, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org

    SPLC Cannot Defend 'Hate Tracker' with #MerryChristmas and #Jesus
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Pres. Donald Trump Named Operation Rescue's 2017 Pro-Life Person of the Year
    LINK Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-683-6790 ext. 111; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President, 316-516-3034; Both with Operation Rescue, info.operationrescue@gmail.comWASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Pro-Life Person of the Year Malachi Award is President Donald J. Trump. The Malachi Award is given by Operation Rescue every year to recognize individuals who sacrificially work to advance the ca Source: Operation Rescue

    First Year in Office: Obama and Trump
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue compares President Barack Obama's first year in office on religious liberty issues to that of President Donald Trump's:

    'Merry Christmas' Makes the SPLC's Hate List
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Military School Must Salute Pro-life Free Speech
    LINK Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org

    Celebrating Their First White House Christmas: Obama and Trump
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on White House celebrations:

    Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays, According to New Marist Poll
    LINK Contact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- By more than 20 percentage points (59 to 36 percent) a majority of Americans prefer the greeting "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays," according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll.*Results do not add up to 100 due to roundingThe nearly 6 in 10 (59 percent) who prefe Source: Knights of Columbus

    Knights of Columbus Donates Nearly $1 Million for Christmas Food for Iraqi Christians
    LINK Some will celebrate Christmas in hometown for first time since ISIS invasionContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus is giving a 30-day supply of food to 12,000 displaced or formerly displaced Christian families in northern Iraq to coincide with Christmas."The Knights of Columbus is pleased to help bring a Me Source: Knights of Columbus

    'War on Christmas' Does Not Lack for Evidence
    LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.orgNEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on various aspects of the "War on Christmas:"

    Foundation for Moral Law Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Let Texas Marriage Law Stand
    LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245, info@morallaw.org

    News from Christian Headlines:


    Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

    Title: 16 Ways You Can Care for the Vulnerable This Year
    Description: The start of a new year is usually brimming with resolutions as to how we want to improve ourselves. Perhaps you desire to eat fewer carbs, spend less time at the office, spend more time at the gym, read more biographies, or take on a new hobby. While these are all worthy goals, as citizens of heaven, I think we should resolve to improve our pursuit of God’s kingdom on earth. For the believer, our highest priority is to seek the kingdom of God (Matt. 6:33). As we do this, our values will begin to reflect God’s values. Russell Moore says in Onward, “The kingdom tells us what matters and who matters, and that the criteria for that is sharply different from the social Darwinist values of success, power, utility, or strength.” Valuing the vulnerable God values the vulnerable, and one of the ways we can be more like him is to care for the vulnerable ones around us. We were all vulnerable in our inability to save ourselves from God's wrath. But God didn’t abandon us in our vulnerability; he had compassion for us. He sent his son. In the book, You Can Change, Tim Chester says, “Jesus was God getting involved with us.” God values the vulnerable, and one of the ways we can be more like him is to care for the vulnerable ones around us. God is with us. He is Immanuel (Matt. 1:23) and is characterized by his compassion for us. As his image bearers (Gen. 1:27), we must be known by our compassion, too. Are we not ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20), representing him and his kingdom on earth? So, in response to the grace shown to us by our father, I pray we would get involved in the lives of the vulnerable as we seek to proclaim God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Here are a few ways to help the vulnerable. Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/juefraphoto

    LINK

    Title: Chicago March for Life Draws Record Crowd
    Description: “The deadliest thing in the world is indifference,” proclaimed former Planned Parenthood director Ramona Trevino to the crowd of an estimated 6,000+ participants in Sunday’s 2018 March for Life Chicago.

    LINK

    Title: Indian Pastor is Severely Beaten for Refusing to Deny Christ
    Description: When Hindu extremists in India told pastor Karma Oraon they would not stop beating him until he worshipped the monkey god, he felt Christ close to him, he said.

    LINK

    Title: El-Arish Copt Gunned Down by Three Gunmen Looking for Christians
    Description: Displaced El-Arish families lose hope of ever returning home.

    LINK

    Title: Atheist Organization Complains about Biblical Posts on Sheriff Dept.'s Facebook Page
    Description: A Louisiana sheriff’s office has removed biblical and Christian posts from its Facebook page following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

    LINK

    Title: Kevin Sorbo Banned from Comicon Due to Conservative Political Leanings
    Description: A conservative Christian actor has been banned from a Comicon convention due to his political leanings.

    LINK

    Title: On King Holiday, Religious Groups Look to 50th Anniversary of Assassination
    Description: Religious groups are planning more than the annual holiday celebrations that note the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this year.

    LINK

    Title: Trump’s Alleged ‘S***hole’ Remark Seems to Discomfit Some of His Evangelical Advisers
    Description: At least three members of the White House’s informal board of evangelical advisers have distanced themselves from President Trump’s alleged reference to “shithole countries” during talks about immigration reform.

    LINK

    Title: Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Calls Giving Life to Christ the 'Best Moment of My Life'
    Description: On Sunday night, the Minnesota Vikings pulled off an unexpected touchdown in the final seconds of the game that allowed them to reclaim the lead and seal their victory over the New Orleans Saints.

    LINK

    Title: One Man’s Kindness Spurs a City’s Change of Heart
    Description: After shutting down homeless ‘slumber parties’ at a suburban Chicago home, Illinois officials work to find new shelter space amid record-breaking cold.

    LINK

    Title: Israel Moves to Strengthen Control of Jerusalem
    Description: Recent legislation highlights the stalemate between Israel and Palestine.

    LINK

    Title: Church Closures Spur Fear of Crackdown in Algeria
    Description: Algerian Christians fear government officials may be coordinating intensified persecution against them following arrests, inspections, and church closures in recent months.

    LINK

    Title: Now Pro-life Woman Shares Heart-Wrenching Story of Her Forced Abortion
    Description: Catherine Glenn Foster panicked at the discovery of an unplanned pregnancy. She thought going through with an abortion was her only choice, until the clinic staff refused to let her change her mind.

    LINK

    Title: African-American Pastor Responds to Trump's Controversial Comment on Immigration
    Description: President Trump is under fire for referring to certain countries as “s---hole” countries and questioning why we are allowing so many people from these countries to immigrate to the U.S.

    LINK

    Title: A Presbyterian Pastor Languishes in a Turkish Prison
    Description: For most pastors, the beginning of a new year is filled with the promise of youth programs, baptisms, and marriages. Instead, Pastor Andrew Brunson — Presbyterian cleric in Turkey, American citizen, and pawn in an international game of hostage diplomacy — is spending it in a Turkish jail.

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    kjv@Matthew:13:19 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This understanding is not a matter left to human intelligence, it is plain and evident to persons of all IQ's/literacy/backgrounds. Satan is not omnipresent so he utilizes man's sheep like pack and conforming nature. He will twist and distort ones intentions and honest curiosity, even God's own words to produce doubt and apparent contradiction to foster rejection and rebellion. It is not understood because the heart has fattened and calloused against it. A mans own peers become the fowls of the air as much as any demon.

    kjv@Matthew:13:20-21 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: From whom does the most pressure/persecution come from? Those just described as the wayside. Those here now without root expect peace and pleasantry. If the gospel is obvious to them it should be obvious to others they presume, and yet it is not obvious, ridiculed, divisive, persecuted against, even deadly. The young fledgling becomes disheartened, embarrassed, offended. A process - sunlight that is supposed to bring about growth instead kills off the plant. Though passive from ther out typically by number they are used by the wayside (therefore Satan) to increase the pressure on the remaining believers.

    kjv@Matthew:13:22 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: A believer that overcomes the first two elements must also contend with the cares of this world. It may not matter what others believe or think or behave, the believer is settled and assured in this part of his faith. However, the real issues of life and family and citizen present a constant drain on his time and energies causing anxiety and fatigue and over extension. The productive fruit of his life gets chocked out without him barely realizing it. I speak from experience.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: For the few strong that remain all of this process works to produce fruit in them 30 60 100 fold; supernatural returns. Fruit like this would not be possible if it were not for the entire process the necessitated it and brought it about. We should not consider it odd that these many things go into producing spiritual fruit. It is producers like these that the Lord wants with Him in His Kingdom. These souls are basically the humble and meek He spoke of in the Beatitudes that His light and Spirit have shown through, His redemption has fashioned, branches abiding in His vine, created unto good works; they are the blessed.

    kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The Lord sows a very particular seed expecting later a very particular fruit, a fruit worthy of the kingdom from which it was born, worthy of acceptance into the kingdom to which it is harvested. It is a supernatural fruit that comes forth in supernatural numbers; the fruit itself that bares more of this particular seed. The process it takes to produce from seed to root to a plant to fruit is deliberate and unavoidable as sunshine. Understanding this parable is to understand such spiritual process. Is this the fruit that I am producing?

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This parable is to be placed beside the parable of the sower for direct comparison, one extends the other. The first is a look at the process of the individual believer and what he must overcome. The second is a picture of the field (world) of all. The enemy has come in and planted a false believer with every appearance of the true believer except in final fruit. To remove the false believer at this time would also uproot the true believer, so the two are left to grow together. Both parables work together to draw a broader and deeper picture. The Disciples will shortly ask Jesus to explain this further.

    kjv@Matthew:13:24-30 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This is not to say that the Devil has created his own humans and planted them amongst God's. This is better explained by whom the God created human becomes moral agent of/to. The Kingdom of Heaven becomes firmly planted into one and the false kingdom of heaven becomes established in the other. The differences nearly indistinguishable until the fruit from each is bore out.

    kjv@Matthew:13:37 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: f[NT-GOSPEL@Son of man] speaks largely of His betrayal cruxifiction and return.

    kjv@Matthew:14:1-12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.

    kjv@Matthew:16:28 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Could this be referring to John and the visions of the Book of Revelations?

    kjv@Matthew:16:21-28 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The comment about the leaven of the Pharisees is just as much a observation of what is currently transpiring against Him as it is a doctrinal fidelity teaching. Jesus sees what is developing and the rage mounting against Him so He checks to see how far along the Disciples hearts are in the revelation process. They are currently far enough to know that He is Christ but, not so far as to know what Christ must suffer for them in the very near future. Until they grasp this further more complete revelation they will not grasp their own future pathway - the baring of their own cross for Him in His absence up until His return.

    kjv@Matthew:17:1-13 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: We see that the focus of Christ's work with the disciples has sharply turned towards His Cross and is being confirmed from above with the types of signs that the Pharisees had asked for earlier. The disciples believed but, had not asked. The Pharisees did not believe and yet had asked. Which do you think were allowed a sign? Now that they've seen it they are kept from telling anyone of it. Worse than a non-believer not believing and not receiving a demanded sign is a non-believer disbelieving all the more after seeing a believer that has seen the sign by invitation.

    kjv@Matthew:18:1 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The subject 'greatest' is often brought up and is often tied to child like qualities. Not child like as in play, but, child like as in service/respect to others. Perhaps one can be playful and imaginative in service, but, certainly not the other way around serving child play/imagination.

    kjv@Matthew:18:7 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Recently, we have heard of the influences of a faithless wicked generation being at the root of a failed exorcism and now a world from which offenses/entrapments toward humble child like servants must/do come. The forces and momentums Jesus fights against are considerably larger than just you and I. We must also be aware of their effect and influence as well. They exist even amongst our own ranks!

    kjv@Matthew:19:1-12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: What would Jesus know about marriage fidelity? Funny you should ask. Who is Jesus married to (future tense)? The Church Israel/Gentile. Has She been faithful? Is She unblemished? Has there not been cause for a writ of divorcement? Continuously. Why then has He not? What is it in Her that He sees in Her future and is willing to go to His grave for? What God has joined together... let no man put asunder. The principal is true as a church. It is true as a couple. Is Christ righteous in not serving us His papers? Is He merciful in this? Shouldn't we likewise be?

    kjv@Matthew:21:12 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: There is the physical temple and there is a temple of individual men's hearts. Where a man's heart is there will be his treasure. There are men who treasure making money from the religious needs of many. There are men who treasure peace that do not confront them. There are men who treasure their position in the church that allow for even profit from such allowance. There are men who treasure the way things just the way they are, the way things have long time been. There are those who treasure their own ideals of the temple and not the ill image it projects to those it mistreats. These are the types of men who would be displeased by Jesus' message carried out in the temple for they do not treasure Him. When we look as individuals upon a collective temple such as this we look upon men's collective hearts. The object is not to avoid coming to the collective temple, it is to call upon all men's hearts by a higher calling; to call upon all men to come observe the most holy heart of our Lord and Savior; to meet with Him by His grace then and there. And if need be, shake a few tables of our own.

    kjv@Matthew:21:19 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Additional natural info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_fig

    kjv@Matthew:19:23 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: The rich man will not be of the same mindset if he does enter.

    kjv@Psalms:60 @ Psalms:60 @ p[RandyP] comments: By the time of son Solomon's reign, God had used David as an instrument of bringing Israel from the pits of "hard things" to a nation with all enemies subjected to it. It was a time like never before and never again for Israel. David from the start believed in God's promise and God's ability. These neighboring nations were to be overcome by God's hand if only there be a leader such as David faithful and fully expectant. It is a hard lesson to learn when we go about electing our own way and our own man, going about by our own resource as they had done in the reign of Saul. Israel was taught in hardship that it really didn't have it's own resource and had little ability to stand against such hardened external/internal foes. It is also taught by prosperous times that God can bring about a great many essentials outside of their normal resource to surround faithful leaders such as David. Battles begun being won for the cherished nation that by their own strength would have undoubtedly been lost (or not even pursued) largely by the faith and petition of a God fearing/seeking man. God surely teaches by the hard times and by the prosperous times; the message either way is much the same. This lesson unfortunitely would have to be relearned every few short generations.

    RecentComments @ Acts:2:42 @ p[RandyP] comments: Chuck Smith calls this verse the 4 essentials of the church. This must occur to proceed towards the great commission. The teaching of doctrine, the fellowship/oneness/unity of believers, the communion with Christ amongst each other, prayer. The Lord added daily to this essential functioning church.


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