A Faithful Wise Servant

Matthew 24:45-51 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season?” (Matthew 24:45 RV). by James Parkinson Listen to audio The question of whether “the faithful and wise servant” is an individual Christian or a group of Christians is not easily answered from Matthew 24 alone, but Luke 12 elaborates. We might expect Jesus to repeat important teachings several times in his ministry. Luke might give us []

Practical Lessons from Matthew 24

May/June 2019 If ye know these things .. “God hath not given us the spirit of fear” (2 Timothy 1:7). by Timothy Thomassen Listen to audio Matthew 24 contains many prophetic insights into our Lord’s second advent. Bible scholars have studied and discussed this important prophecy for many years, sometimes coming to different conclusions. However, it contains practical lessons as well. Some are suggested here for consideration. “Tell to us, when these (things) shall be? And what the sign of thy presence []

Three Parousia Parables

Matthew 25 “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom” (Matthew 25:1). Listen to audio Matthew 24 is followed by three parables, which speak of servants preparing for Christ’s return, servants during the first phase of His presence, and the world during the glorious phase of his presence. Wise and Foolish Virgins The first of these parables is of virgins anticipating the return of Christ the bridegroom (25:1-13). []

In the Beginning

Trespasses Listen to audio  While we are in the flesh, though we are new creatures in development, we are subject to mistakes. Sometimes these are simple slips, but sometimes they are trespasses that are more concerning. If we care about circumspection in our walk and introspection about our conduct, then we will have occasion to consider the trespasses of ourselves, and sometimes others that we observe. In the laws of Leviticus, there were three basic offerings: Burnt offerings, Peace offerings, and Sin []

The Last Day

Beginning the Memorial “Go into the city to such a man, and say … The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover … with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and … when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve” (Matthew 26:18-20). Listen to audio  We come to the last day of our Lord’s life, Nisan 14, the day he would be raised on Calvary’s cross for our sins. []