It seems that without the physical bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, our faith is vain.
And it seems also that the Christian faith is absolutely dependent upon it.
And so, let's have Paul tell it:
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Now, this verse indicates that Christ was preached that He rose
John 6:51, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever”
Philippians 4:19, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
As a believer in Christ, have you ever stopped to think how God provides us with the little things that many times we take for granted? Take for example the story of Pastor Harold Springstead who was driving along, on his way to preach
Luke 12:40, “Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect”
1 Thessalonians 5:6, “Let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober”
The story has been told of a teacher who told his class that he would be going away for several weeks, and he offered to give a prize to the student whose desk he found in the best order when he came back. But he didn’t tell them what day he would return. Because the prize was big, each
Amos 4:12, “Prepare to meet your God”
John 14:2, “In My Father’s house are many mansions”
I have seen them curled up on park benches around Chicago and Washington DC, have observed them asleep in doorways and even slumped against the walls of a New York subway. They huddle in the alleys of Los Angeles and other major cities in our country. They are the homeless, restless, furtive and often sick. I don’t know about you but to me, homelessness illustrates
Let's look again at the "tares and wheat" parable and its interpretation:
24a Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared . . .
Stop right there.
Is not Jesus speaking about what the kingdom of heaven can be compared to?
Indeed, he is describing the kingdom of heaven in the parable itself.
And so, the Kingdom of heaven is a DOMAIN over which the