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Money Usage

This parable (Luke 19:11-27) is also similar to that of the talents but with a few significant additions. The chapter begins with Jesus and His disciples on their way to Jerusalem. As they were passing through Jericho, we see this, “While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He […]

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Laborers in the Vineyard

There was much that Jesus taught about money and commerce in the gospels. We must keep in mind that we have been talking about kingdom parables, and therefore, as we said, the things discussed are things that occur in the kingdom. We further noted that it is unlikely that these things occur in heaven, which […]

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The Ungrateful Slave

The parable of the sower gave an overall picture of how the kingdom of God, which Jesus also called the kingdom of heaven, is “inhabited” with God’s people. Then the wheat and tares showed that, among His people, the devil also put his people, called stumbling blocks and those who commit lawlessness, in an attempt […]

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The Talents

In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse, gave us two more “kingdom parables,” that of the ten virgins and the talents. We must point out that this chapter is a mostly ignored part of the Discourse, for most people think of chapter 24 when speaking of the Olivet Discourse; but the fact is […]

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Wheat and Tares

After Jesus spoke His parable about the sower, undoubtedly one of His oft-repeated, He then spoke another, similar parable in that it too had agricultural connotations, i.e., that of wheat and tares. Tares, although serving a function in that they can be grown to feed livestock, are not a staple crop and resemble wheat when […]

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The Sower

We have concluded our study of the prophet Daniel, and at the conclusion, we discussed the stone cut from the mountain without hands that filled the whole earth (chapter 2), and the Son of Man, who was presented before the Ancient of Days and given an everlasting kingdom (chapter 7). Not by coincidence, we see […]

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It All Points to Christ

We have spent a considerable amount of time covering the prophet Daniel, and we have seen that his prophecies were not only about the coming of Christ but that Jesus Himself talked about Daniel’s prophecies of Him. Furthermore, we saw that both Jesus and Daniel talked about things such as the abomination of desolation and […]

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