It was another five years before my first landing at IDL; little did I imagine that it would become my domicile later in life, for the better part of 14 years. So here are the images; click on individual pictures for a larger view. I hope you enjoy them.
God has nowhere promised us exemption from affliction and trial. Indeed, it has been said, with much truth, that the Old Testament promise was one of prosperity, but that the New Testament promise is one of tribulation.
You may rest assured that, if it had been best for us to be taken away to heaven directly we were converted, the Lord would have done it, and that, as he has not done so, there are wise reasons why he keeps his people here for a while.
This event seems to follow normally from the end of Luke 11 when Jesus had just left the luncheon with the Pharisee and been accosted by a lawyer scribe. It was a time of markedly increasing hostility by the religious leaders against Jesus, Whose popularity with the lay people was increasing to the point that the crowds were dangerous.
So many thousands - A plural of murias and so a multiple of 10, so that there could have been 20, 30, 40, 50 thousand.
The point is that this is a huge crowd. Jesus is the headliner in all Israel, where religion played a dominant role in their day to day life. And Jesus is rocking their "religious boat" so to speak.
It most often denotes a numberless host or vast numbers of men Luke Recall that disciple mathetes first has the simple meaning of a learner and there were many others in the crowd who one could classify as "learners" albeit not necessarily believers - see what transpired to the "disciples" in John 6: He says, "I say to you, My friends.
Over in Lk Remember, there were many of His disciples who walked no more with Him and they went away. Jesus spoke primarily to His disciples, but in the hearing of all, warned them about the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
He was drawing a line: But they must make a choice and stick with it in the face of potential persecution and even death. To try to straddle the line will bring a person into ultimate and final judgment. Clearly, Jesus believed that our words and deeds are significant in the light of eternity.
We would be foolish to shrug off His words as if they only applied to the unbeliever.
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He spoke first to His disciples, although it also applies to everyone. Jesus first gives the negative warning against the sin of hypocrisy, which is the same as denying Him; but Jesus also gives positive encouragement to confess Him, even if it results in martyrdom.
Confessing or Denying Christ? There would be spectators who were curious and wanted to know what was going on with all these people.
Crowds do attract crowds.
Some would be scorners who would heckle Jesus and make fun of His teachings. There would also be spies present to find faults or something that would get the Lord into trouble with others, especially the authorities.
There would also be those who were surrendered to the Lord and devoted to following Him. Those who were blind were made to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear. Thousands loved the Lord for what He did for them.
When you think about it, most churches are comprised of these four groups of people. Which group describes you? Are you a spectator that just watches, a scorner that creates dissension and strife, a spy looking for faults, or are you surrendered, following Him? Jesus urges us to be His disciple when He tells us to put His yoke upon ourselves and to learn of Him.
Just as the leaven literally permeates the dough, the subtle maybe not always so subtle teachings of the Pharisees, would eventually "permeate" the thinking of those who listened to them.
Jesus is saying, beware, take heed, protect yourselves from the permeating, fermenting influence of the Pharisees which will lead one straight to hell if followed! MacArthur explains "The leaven of the Sadducees was the leaven of liberalism. The leaven of the Pharisees was the leaven of the corrupting influence of legalism, externalism.
The leaven of Herod, the corrupting influence of being politically engaged. And they all rejected Christfeelthefish.com is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want. The Pilgrim’s Progress is a Christian allegory written by English Puritan writer John Bunyan in This seminal work, considered the first novel written in English, is comprised of two parts with no individual chapter divisions.
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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
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The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was located on the east bank of the Powhatan (James) River about mi (4 km) southwest of the center of modern Williamsburg.
William Kelso writes that Jamestown "is where the British Empire began". It was established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 4.