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This word shows authority. Jesus is an "ambassador" talking to us about God's kingdom. Jesus was fulfilling God's purpose here on earth. He was on a mission. Jesus has said many times that he does not speak on his own authority but for the one who sent him. John 12:49. John 8:42. John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. We understand ...


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To understand the link between fasting and the parables Jesus gave in answer in Mark 2:18-22 (ESV), we need to note that the Mosaic Law prescribed only one fast on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:29, 31). However, the legalistic Pharisees and the disciples of John the Baptist were following the traditions of men. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees ...


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Mark 2:21-22 is where we find the words about wine and wine skins. Nobody sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old outer garment. If he does, the new piece pulls away from the old, and the tear becomes worse. Also, no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost as well as the skins. But new ...


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Piper addresses this particular question: Does Jesus Commend Dishonesty in Luke 16? // Ask Pastor John The idea is, the guy gets fired. He cuts deals with the debtors "so when he is jobless, they will help him out." The master thinks this is "clever/shrewd."


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The Rheims translation says (Vulgate translation and Greek in parentheses): Luke 16:8And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely (prudenter, φρονίμως): for the children of this world are wiser (prudentiores, φρονιμώτεροι) in their generation than the children of light. and Matthew 10:16Behold I send you as sheep in the ...


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