Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 11. Dues and Rewards (Luke 19:1–11) All that has been taught so far concerning Christ’s lawsuit against Israel will be repeated in intensified form in chapter 19. Hardly a word of this chapter does not apply to that lawsuit, though in different ways. The first part is […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 10. The Faithful Remnant The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1–43) Jesus continues His private lesson to His disciples with the parable of the importunate widow: And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He […]
Jesus v. Jerusalem: A Commentary on Luke 9:51–20:26 The Parable of the Unjust Manager (Luke 16:1–9) After the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus takes the opportunity to teach a valuable lesson to His disciples. Notice, therefore, He is changing audiences again. This was for hearing ears, not merely for confounding judgment upon the faithless “others” […]
Tommy Ice continues in his article “Answers and Clarifications for Gary DeMar” with a discussion of the Greek word parousia. (You can read the first part of my response here.) Tommy states that parousia is “used four times in Matthew 24 (verses 3, 27, 37, 39). The leading Greek Lexicon of our day says, parousia […]
One of the most misunderstood and misapplied themes in all of Scripture is that of “new heavens and new earth.” Peter wrote “we are waiting” (v. 13) for this reality, and many Christians think this is the case still for today. In the studies which follow, I am going to tell you why this is almost entirely incorrect.