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Wisdom Parables – Assurance

Luke 6:45
How do you know if you really are a Christian? According to Jesus people are like trees. A tree is known by the fruit that it produces. A good tree produces good fruit and a bad tree produces bad fruit. What is the fruit that evidences whether a person is…

Saw Dust and Supporting Beams

Luke 6:39-42
“Judge not and you will not be judged.” Some people mistakenly take this to mean that one should not judge at all. If this were the case then Christians could not work as judges, police, counsellors etc. In fact, in other parts of the New Testament the Church is called…

Loving Enemies

Luke 6:35
It is hard to love your enemy. It is only possible by means of the Spirit, the word and prayer – that is, not by utilizing our own strength or resources. If by sight we look at the harm our enemy causes us we will be frustrated, anxious, grieved and…

Paradoxical Behaviour

Luke 6:27-38
Luke 6:27-38. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who slander you. The values of the kingdom of God are paradoxical to the world. The world believes in reciprocal relationships – loving those who love you, doing good to…

Happy-in-life or Woes

Luke 6:20-26
In Luke 6:20-26 Jesus starts to preach a sermon to his disciples. Jesus begins the sermon speaking of a group of people who are blessed. This is one of those times where it is hard to translate the original Greek word into English. The English word ‘blessed’ can mean ‘receiving…