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index:FAITHOFJESUSDEVOTION2 May27 @ Today's Faith Of Jesus 2 Devotion
index:BIBLEREADPLAN2 May27 @ Today's Reading Plan 2
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  • News from WorthyNews.Com 27 May 2016

    News From ChristianPost.com 27 May 2016



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    Tornado Hits Bryan, College Station Area in Texas: No Injuries, Deaths Reported; Videos and Photos Flood Social Media
    LINK Several news outlets and social media accounts were reporting tornado activity at the Bryan/College Station area in Brazos County, Texas Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016.

    Billy Graham's Daughter: God Keeping My Father Alive Might Have Something to Do With the 'Return of Jesus'
    LINK Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz told a gathering of pastors Thursday that the 97-year-old legendary evangelist's vital signs are great and there must be a reason why God is keeping him alive.

    Police Investigate Stabbing of Bible Inside Nebraska Church
    LINK Just two weeks after residents in Nebraska reported the mystery of meat-wrapped knives found stabbed into trees, police are now investigating the stabbing of a Bible inside a church in Lincoln.

    Bishop Eddie Long Refuses to Answer Whether He Had Sex With 4 Teen Boys
    LINK Televangelist Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, has refused to answer whether the 2010 accusations against him that he had sex with four teens are true.

    Mother Sues Church for Not Reporting 6-Y-O Daughter's Claim Father Raped Her
    LINK An Oregon church is now facing a $5.2 million lawsuit from a heartbroken mother alleging officials there failed to report her 6-year-old daughter's confession that her biological father repeatedly raped her during visitation that resulted in her eventual contraction of oral and genital herpes.

    Franklin Graham Rails Against $60K Awarded to Transgender Teacher Offended by Pronouns
    LINK Evangelical preacher the Rev. Fanklin Graham has railed against a $60,000 award given to a fifth grade transgender teacher in Oregon who says she was harassed and "misgendered" by coworkers.

    Atheist Drops Lawsuit Against Texas Church Building America's Tallest Cross
    LINK An atheist activist who brought legal action against a Texas church to stop the construction of a 230-foot cross on its property, has agreed to dismiss his case in a "settlement," after the church counter-sued the atheist.

    LGBT Activists Push Dallas to Sever Ties With Robert Jeffress' Over Religious Freedom Stance
    LINK LGBT activists are calling on the city of Dallas to sever a partnership with prominent Baptist megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress and First Baptist Dallas after he asserted last Monday that businesses that oppose religious freedom bills are a greater "threat" than the Islamic State.

    University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism With $2.2M Gift From Wealthy Atheist
    LINK After years of discussion, the University of Miami has accepted a $2.2 million gift from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is America's first academic chair "for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics."

    This New Religion Is Causing an Existential Crisis at American Colleges and Universities, NYU Prof Says
    LINK There's a new religion exploding on the campuses of American universities and colleges, says Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at New York University, Jonathan Haidt. And if it isn't stopped, it might just be better to shut them all down in the next 10 or 20 years.

    Perry Noble Says Trump Having to 'Prove Himself' to Evangelicals is 'Hypocrisy;' Turns Down 'Inquisition'
    LINK Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring megachurch in South Carolina has revealed that he received an invitation to attend the highly publicized meeting of 500 evangelical leaders with Donald Trump in New York on June 21, but is turning it down.

    Robert Jeffress Asks: What Parent Wants Hairy-Legged Men Showering With Their Daughters?
    LINK Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, says big corporations that are boycotting states that ban men from going into womens' bathrooms are a greater threat to religious freedom in America than the Islamic State terror group.

    Death Penalty Sought for Dylann Roof in Shooting Massacre at Emanuel AME Church
    LINK Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

    Nation's Largest Atheist Group Files Complaint Against Christian School for Policy on LGBT Acts
    LINK An atheist group filed a complaint against a Wisconsin-based Christian school for its decision to punish students who openly express transgender or homosexual behaviors.

    Baylor University Reportedly Fires President Ken Starr Over Football Team Rape Scandal
    LINK Baylor University, a private Baptist institution known for both its athletic teams and research, reportedly fired its six-year school President Ken Starr on Tuesday.

    Planned Parenthood Lawyer Admits DA Turned Over Confidential Docs to Thwart Baby Body Parts Investigation
    LINK A lawyer representing indicted pro-life activist David Daleiden says a Planned Parenthood lawyer accused of colluding with prosecutors to secure the indictment has admitted that a Houston-area district attorney's office shared "confidential" documents with him about the case.

    Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy
    LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell in denial over the reason for the company's plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer's transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role.

    Pastor, 3 Sons Killed in Crash After Bible College Graduation; Wife and Daughter Critical
    LINK Just hours after he celebrated his graduation from a local Bible college with his family, a Texas pastor and his three sons were killed in a grisly crash on Saturday that also left his wife and daughter in critical condition while his mother is expected to survive injuries.

    Ohio Valedictorian Leads Lord's Prayer With Graduates Defying Atheist Group's Lawsuit Threat
    LINK East Liverpool High School was forced by an atheist group to turn away from its 70-year-old tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer at graduation, but the valedictorian chose to lead the class in a recitation of the Christian prayer during the ceremony.

    Ken Ham Invites Bill Nye to Tour Ark Encounter, Life-Sized Noah's Ark
    LINK Creationist Ken Ham has invited Bill Nye, known as "The Science Guy," to tour the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the life-size Noah's Ark replica that is due to open on July 7, explaining that he wants to be friends with Nye, not adversaries.

    News from One News Now:


    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Putting the brakes on 'fundamental transformation' LINK

    Description: Hillary Clinton supporters were downplaying yesterday's Inspector General report finding she mishandled her email server.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 26 May 2016

    Title: Is listening to conservatives 'trending' now? LINK

    Description: A conservative leader who attended the meeting with Facebook executives last week says the meeting created results.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Trump, Clinton urged to heed 'la familia' LINK

    Description: Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and frontrunning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both took one step closer in Tuesday night’s Washington primaries toward officially representing their respective parties at the upcoming conventions in July.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Better job prospects for college grads, but more debt LINK

    Description: A Christian human rights group is concerned that a Sudanese pastor could soon be facing the death penalty. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: School board breaks state law by altering discrimination policy LINK

    Description: A legal firm fighting for religious rights is taking its case against a Virginia school board all the way to the state supreme court.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Pro-lifer drops 'b' word on politicking Planned Parenthood LINK

    Description: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is being called to task for its political involvement. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Will new governor throw school choice under the bus? LINK

    Description: Coming on the heels of the Louisiana governor's plan to sharply curtail the state's school-choice program, a survey finds a strong majority of parents like the program. 

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: MS pastors: We back bill that backs 1st Amendment LINK

    Description: Baptist pastors in Mississippi have signed their names to a letter defending the state's new religious freedom law that was the subject of left-wing attacks and media criticism. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas,Billy Davis
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Cross construction to continue in Corpus Christi LINK

    Description: The attorney general for the Virgin Islands may have dropped his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute but the legal battle isn't over.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: All a-Twitter over e-cigs LINK

    Description: A critic of new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes is still waiting to hear back from Twitter.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

    Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

    Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

    Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Putting the brakes on 'fundamental transformation' LINK

    Description: Hillary Clinton supporters were downplaying yesterday's Inspector General report finding she mishandled her email server.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 26 May 2016

    Title: Is listening to conservatives 'trending' now? LINK

    Description: A conservative leader who attended the meeting with Facebook executives last week says the meeting created results.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Trump, Clinton urged to heed 'la familia' LINK

    Description: Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and frontrunning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both took one step closer in Tuesday night’s Washington primaries toward officially representing their respective parties at the upcoming conventions in July.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Better job prospects for college grads, but more debt LINK

    Description: A Christian human rights group is concerned that a Sudanese pastor could soon be facing the death penalty. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: School board breaks state law by altering discrimination policy LINK

    Description: A legal firm fighting for religious rights is taking its case against a Virginia school board all the way to the state supreme court.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Pro-lifer drops 'b' word on politicking Planned Parenthood LINK

    Description: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is being called to task for its political involvement. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Will new governor throw school choice under the bus? LINK

    Description: Coming on the heels of the Louisiana governor's plan to sharply curtail the state's school-choice program, a survey finds a strong majority of parents like the program. 

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: MS pastors: We back bill that backs 1st Amendment LINK

    Description: Baptist pastors in Mississippi have signed their names to a letter defending the state's new religious freedom law that was the subject of left-wing attacks and media criticism. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas,Billy Davis
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Cross construction to continue in Corpus Christi LINK

    Description: The attorney general for the Virgin Islands may have dropped his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute but the legal battle isn't over.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: All a-Twitter over e-cigs LINK

    Description: A critic of new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes is still waiting to hear back from Twitter.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

    Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

    Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

    Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

    Description: Front Page Stories


    Title: Putting the brakes on 'fundamental transformation' LINK

    Description: Hillary Clinton supporters were downplaying yesterday's Inspector General report finding she mishandled her email server.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Thu, 26 May 2016

    Title: Is listening to conservatives 'trending' now? LINK

    Description: A conservative leader who attended the meeting with Facebook executives last week says the meeting created results.

    Author: Steve Jordahl
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Trump, Clinton urged to heed 'la familia' LINK

    Description: Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and frontrunning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both took one step closer in Tuesday night’s Washington primaries toward officially representing their respective parties at the upcoming conventions in July.

    Author: Michael F. Haverluck
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Better job prospects for college grads, but more debt LINK

    Description: A Christian human rights group is concerned that a Sudanese pastor could soon be facing the death penalty. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: School board breaks state law by altering discrimination policy LINK

    Description: A legal firm fighting for religious rights is taking its case against a Virginia school board all the way to the state supreme court.

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Pro-lifer drops 'b' word on politicking Planned Parenthood LINK

    Description: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is being called to task for its political involvement. 

    Author: Charlie Butts
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Will new governor throw school choice under the bus? LINK

    Description: Coming on the heels of the Louisiana governor's plan to sharply curtail the state's school-choice program, a survey finds a strong majority of parents like the program. 

    Author: Bob Kellogg
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: MS pastors: We back bill that backs 1st Amendment LINK

    Description: Baptist pastors in Mississippi have signed their names to a letter defending the state's new religious freedom law that was the subject of left-wing attacks and media criticism. 

    Author: Bill Bumpas,Billy Davis
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: Cross construction to continue in Corpus Christi LINK

    Description: The attorney general for the Virgin Islands may have dropped his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute but the legal battle isn't over.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: All a-Twitter over e-cigs LINK

    Description: A critic of new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes is still waiting to hear back from Twitter.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

    Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

    Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

    Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

    Author: Chris Woodward
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

    Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

    Author: Bill Bumpas
    Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

    News from Christian News Wire 27 May 2016



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

    Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson to Congress: Indigenous Christian Communities in Iraq and Syria Face Extinction
    LINK United States Should Take Key Actions to Avert this TragedyContact: Andrew Walther, 203-752-4253, Andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joe Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, describin Source: Knights of Columbus

    President Bush, Patriarch Ilia, Levan Vasadze, and Dr. Carlson Inspire Over 2,000 Delegates at World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia
    LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org

    United in Purpose & My Faith Votes Organize 'A Conversation with Donald Trump and Ben Carson'
    LINK Over 500 Conservative Christian Leaders to Gather in NYC June 21 for Invitation-Only Private Meeting with TrumpContact: Larry Ross, 972-267-1111, alr@alarryross.com WOODSIDE, Calif., May 25, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- United in Purpose and My Faith Votes today jointly announced the collaborative organization of "A Conversation About America's Future with Donald Trump and Ben Carson," to be held June 21, 2016 in New York City.Carson, My Faith Votes honorary chair, will give lead Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

    Catholic Bishop Dominique Rey of France Praises World Congress of Families, 'A Sign of Hope for Our Post-Modern Societies'
    LINK French Catholic bishop declares that, "The defense of family is one of the points on which the Catholic Church would like to collaborate with other churches and confessions."

    Evangelist Alveda C. King: There is a Battle for the Seed in the Toilets
    LINK Contact: Dianne Rogers, 615-414-8807

    Rally to Support Chief Justice Roy Moore
    LINK Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, 254-715-3134

    President George W. Bush Given the 'Family and Democracy' Pro-Life Award at World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi, Georgia
    LINK Contact: Levan Vasadze, Chairman, World Congress of Families X, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org  TBILISI, Georgia, May 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush was honored with the "FAMLIA ET CIVITAS - Family and Democracy" Pro-Life Award at the World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia (www.worldcongress.ge).  The theme of the Tenth Jubilee, World Congress of Families X was "Civilization at The Crossroads: The Natural Famil Source: World Congress of Families

    Va. Beach Art Museum Gets Cute
    LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

    Give Hope to Refugees in Syria: Pioneers USA Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Just $10 to Participate
    LINK Contact: Matt Green, 321-231-5624

    Montgomery Foundation Addresses Little Sisters Decision
    LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, 334-262-1245

    Reach Beyond Names New President
    LINK Rev. Steve Harling to Head Global Outreach Ministry

    Religious Leaders Collaborate to Defend the Family at World Congress of Families X; Bishop Dominique Rey of France Provides Support and Encouragement
    LINK French Catholic Bishop Calls the Congress of "A Sign of Hope for Our Post-Modern Societies" and says that, "The defense of family is one of the points on which the Catholic Church would like to collaborate with other churches and confessions."

    President George W. Bush to Welcome Delegates to World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi, Georgia on Monday, May 16
    LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Manager, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org TBILISI, Georgia May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is the text of the welcome message from President George W. Bush to be delivered to the delegates of the World Congress of Families X at the Opening Ceremony on May 16:

    Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission at Fault for Politically-Motivated Charges Against Chief Justice Roy Moore, Says Local Organization
    LINK Contact: Tom Ford, 334-220-2319

    Since the 2003 Olympic Acceptance of Transgenders, Steve McConkey has Fought the Wildfire
    LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

    Obama's Bathroom Bullies
    LINK Contact: Karen England, Privacy for All, 775-737-6616SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- In its latest effort to create new law, the Obama administration is issuing a decree telling all public school districts to allow students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, even if that is opposite of their biological gender."The Administration is equating gender identity with biological gender," said Karen England, spokesperson for Privacy For All.&n Source: Privacy For All Students

    Gender Identity vs. Reality
    LINK Contact: 757-375-6444, LaToya@ewjackson.com OPINION, May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by E.W. Jackson:

    American Family Association Meets with Target Senior Management About Its War on Women and Girls; Delivers One Million Petition Signatures
    LINK Contact: Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com

    Coptic Solidarity Announces 7th Annual Conference Amidst Efforts to Thwart Awareness of the Event
    LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coprtic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity will host its 7th Annual Conference in Washington, DC June 9-10, 2016.  The conference theme is The Future of Egypt's Religious Minorities: Status of Copts after Two Revolutions. A Policy Day will be hosted at the Reserve Officer Association in the Minuteman Ballroom on June 9th from 11:00AM 5:30PM followed by a ba Source: Coptic Solidarity

    'One-Sided Neutrality': Facebook Suppression of Conservative News is Part of Censorship Pattern, NRB Says
    LINK Contact: James A. Smith Sr., National Religious Broadcasters, 202-999-8714, jsmith@nrb.org  WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Revelations that Facebook regularly suppresses conservative news websites from its trending section is just the latest example of a pattern of censorship by the social media behemoth, according Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters."It's time for Facebook to face the facts," Johnson said Source: National Religious Broadcasters

  • Last 20 Bible Comments (Experimental)
  • 20 Last Bible Discussion Entries:

    kjv@Matthew:12:38-45 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: We tend today to see the gospel as pertaining to individuals and salvation, which in part it is. Jesus is shown here as also seeing the gospel in terms of groups and cities and generations. Just as a man can be inhabited/possessed/re-inhabited so can collective movements and generations. Individuals think and act and behave within groups. Unclean spirits think and act and behave in similar conjunction. In Jesus' time He saw a perfect storm of the two mounting against Him. Though He could be convincing to some individuals one on one at this time, it would not be until His death and resurrection that the true forces driving individuals within masses could be dealt with.

    kjv@Matthew:12:46 @ @ p[RandyP] comments: Makes one wonder what they wanted to talk to Him about.

    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.


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