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    Sun, Feb 28th - 11:25PM

    Bible Study 01 MAR



    Mark 5:1: And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
       2: And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
       3: Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
       4: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
       5: And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
       6: But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
       7: And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
       8: For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
       9: And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
       10: And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
       11: Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
       12: And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
       13: And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
       14: And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
       15: And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
       16: And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
       17: And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
       18: And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
       19: Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
       20: And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

     

    Listen demons, Satan, evil, hell are all real.  Don’t listen to these false teachers that say otherwise.  They are unknowing servants of Satan decieving people into a false sense of security.  The only true security in these world is in the arms of the Savior.  If you are not in the arms of the Savior then you at the mercy of Satan.



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    Sun, Feb 28th - 1:14AM

    Bible Study 28 FEB



     21He said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand? 22For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."

     24"Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."

    The Parable of the Growing Seed

     26He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come."

    The Parable of the Mustard Seed

     30Again he said, "What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. 32Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade."

     33With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.

    Jesus Calms the Storm

     35That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." 36Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

     39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

     40He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"  

     41They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"  (NIV)

     

    Jesus disciples at this time still didn’t truly understand who Jesus was?  Sadly many people who claim to be followers of Christ don’t understand who he is?  I had one person tell me that she thought Jesus was an awesome dude, yes she said awesome dude, and that we should try to follow his teachings.  This person also denied Jesus was the divine Son of God and that he arose from the dead but yet claimed to be a Christian.  She clearly didn’t understand what being a Christian meant either.  This is the New Age version of Christ where Christ is some kind of hippie guru of love.  Jesus is love but he is godly love.  The kind of love described in John 3:16.  Jesus showed his love for us by becoming our sin sacrifice on the cross so that we can have the forgiveness of sins through his blood which was shed on the cross for us.  This is the love of Christ for us.

     

     



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    Sat, Feb 27th - 1:53AM

    Bible Study 27 FEB



    Mark 4: 1 Once again Jesus began teaching by the lakeshore. A very large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat in the boat while all the people remained on the shore. 2 He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one:

     3 “Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. 4 As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it. 5 Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seed sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. 6 But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died. 7 Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain. 8 Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they sprouted, grew, and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” 9 Then he said, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”

     10 Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant.

     11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret[a] of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for everything I say to outsiders, 12 so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled:

       ‘When they see what I do,
          they will learn nothing.
       When they hear what I say,
          they will not understand.
       Otherwise, they will turn to me
          and be forgiven.’
    [b]

     13 Then Jesus said to them, “If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables? 14 The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others. 15 The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. 16 The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. 17 But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. 18 The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, 19 but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. 20 And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (NLT)

    What kind of seed are you?  Are you the seed  that fell on the rocky soil without roots in God’s word and fall away easily during tough times.  Are you the seed that fell in the thorns and the cares of the world are more important to you then the things of God.  Or are you the seed that fell in fertile gound that produces fruit for the Lord?

     



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    Fri, Feb 26th - 1:43AM

    Bible Study 26 FEB



    Mark 3:20: And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
       
    21: And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
       
    22: And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
       
    23: And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
       
    24: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
       
    25: And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
       
    26: And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
       
    27: No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
       
    28: Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
       
    29: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
       
    30: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
       
    31: There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
       
    32: And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
       
    33: And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
       
    34: And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
       
    35: For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

     

    What is the unpardonable sin?  What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.  I believe it is rejecting the conviction of the Holy Spirit to receive Christ as our Savior.  For what reason does a person go to hell?  Not accepting Christ as our Savior is what sends us to hell.  So to me rejecting the call of the Holy Spirit as our Savior is the unpardonable sin.

     



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    Wed, Feb 24th - 10:19PM

    Bible Study 25 FEB



    Mark 2: 18: And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
       
    19: And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
       
    20: But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
       
    21: No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
       
    22: And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
       
    23: And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
       
    24: And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
       
    25: And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
       
    26: How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
       
    27: And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
       
    28: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

    Mark 3: 1: And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
       
    2: And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
       
    3: And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
       
    4: And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
       
    5: And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
       
    6: And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
       
    7: But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
       
    8: And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
       
    9: And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
       
    10: For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
       
    11: And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
       
    12: And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

     

    The Jewish leaders claimed to be the children of God but yet didn’t understand God.  They didn’t understand the point of the law they tried so hard to follow.  They failed to understand that following the law in such a ritualistic way would never lead them to God.  God in the flesh was before them and they failed to recognize him.  The Bible says those that worship God must do so in Spirit and in Truth.

     



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    Tue, Feb 23rd - 11:18PM

    Bible Study 24 FEB



    Mark 2:1: And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
       2: And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
       3: And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
       4: And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
       5: When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
       6: But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
       7: Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
       8: And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
       9: Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
       10: But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
       11: I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
       12: And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
       13: And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
       14: And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
       15: And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
       16: And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
       17: When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

     

    Make no doubt about it Jesus came to earth to save sinners.  He was the great physician.  He was our sin sacrifice on the cross.  But you know what the greatest doctor in the world can’t work unless those that need him seek him out.  Jesus is our sin sacrifice on the cross so that we can have the forgiveness of sin and eternal life through but sadly so many reject them to their own doom. 



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    Mon, Feb 22nd - 11:48PM

    Bible Study 23 FEB



     Mark 1:14: Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
       15: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
       16: Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
       17: And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
       18: And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
       19: And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
       20: And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
       21: And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
       22: And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
       23: And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
       24: Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
       25: And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
       26: And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
       27: And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
       28: And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
       29: And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
       30: But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
       31: And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
       32: And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
       33: And all the city was gathered together at the door.
       34: And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
       35: And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
       36: And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
       37: And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
       38: And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
       39: And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

     

    Jesus came preaching repent and believe in the Gospel.  What is the Gospel?  First gospel means good news.  What is the good news.  The good news is that God sent his Son to die on the cross for us that through his blood which was shed on the cross all who seek it and receive it can have the forgiveness of sin and eternal salvation in Christ. 



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    Sun, Feb 21st - 11:28PM

    Bible Study 22 FEB



      Mark 1:1: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
       2: As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
       3: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
       4: John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
       5: And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
       6: And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
       7: And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
       8: I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
       9: And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
       10: And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
       11: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
       12: And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
       13: And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

     

    I really can’t understand the reasoning of some so called liberal Christians that teach such things as there is no need to repent, or to confess, or that there is no sin, or that Satan doesn’t exist.  It really makes you think what Bible are they reading or are they reading the Bible at all.  Of course some outright reject the Bible.  But let us Bible believing Christians take a look at what the Bible says.  The Bible very clearly says that we should confess our sins and repent of our sins and seek forgiveness of our sins.  This is the pathway to salvation. 

    A. Admit you are a sinner.
    "There is no one righteous, not even one ... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
    Romans 3:10,23. (See Romans 5:8; 6:23.)

    Ask God's forgiveness.
    "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
    Romans 10:13

    B. Believe in Jesus
    (put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation.
    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (See John 14:6.)

    Become a child of God by receiving Christ.
    "To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20.)

    C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord.
    "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (See verse 10.)

    Salvation is a free gift from God but like all gifts it is something we must receive.  And once we have received this free gift from God we must tell others that they all may receive this free gift from God.  But just because it is a free gift from God it doesn’t mean it is automatic as the Universalist teach.  Since the beginning of time man has rejected God and sadly this continue today.  For those who reject God their fate is hell.  Yes hell is very real and so is Satan.  Don’t be deceived by those who say otherwise.



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    Sun, Feb 21st - 1:04AM

    Bible Study 21 FEB



     Matthew 27: 57: When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
       
    58: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
       
    59: And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
       
    60: And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
       
    61: And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
       
    62: Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
       
    63: Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
       
    64: Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
       
    65: Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
       
    66: So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

     1: In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
       
    2: And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
       
    3: His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
       
    4: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
       
    5: And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
       
    6: He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
       
    7: And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
       
    8: And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
       
    9: And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
       
    10: Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

     

    Who can stop God?  Nobody.  Jesus said he would rise again.  Death couldn’t contain him, did they think a stone, a seal and guards would?  Nothing can stop the will of God from coming to pass.  If it is God’s will for something to happen it will happen.

     



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    Wed, Feb 17th - 11:48PM

    Bible Study 18 FEB



    Matthew 26: 69: Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
       
    70: But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
       
    71: And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
       
    72: And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
       
    73: And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
       
    74: Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
       
    75: And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

    Matthew 27: 1: When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
       
    2: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
       
    3: Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
       
    4: Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
       
    5: And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
       
    6: And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
       
    7: And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
       
    8: Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
       
    9: Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
       
    10: And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

     

    Judas will forever be remembered for betraying Christ.  Everyone will remember Peter denying Christ three times but where was the rest of the disciples?   Except for John you don’t hear about the disciples until Christ rises again.  Even then they still had their doubts.  They all betrayed Christ in one way or another but they all repented of their sins and became leaders in the new church except Judas.  You really have to wonder if Judas every truly understood the message of Christ.  Poor Judas never grasped the message of repentance, forgiveness, and salvation.  After all wasn’t this the reason Christ died on the cross.  That through his death on the cross we might have the forgiveness of sins and salvation through his blood?

     



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    Tue, Feb 16th - 11:21PM

    Bible Study 17 FEB



    Matthew 26:  47: And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
       48: Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
       49: And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
       50: And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
       51: And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
       52: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
       53: Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
       54: But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
       55: In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
       56: But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
       57: And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
       58: But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
       59: Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
       60: But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
       61: And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
       62: And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
       63: But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
       64: Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
       65: Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
       66: What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
       67: Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
       68: Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

     

    Who really committed blasphemy here?  Jesus spoke the truth, he is the Son of God and he came to earth to fulfill the will of the Father for him which was to die on the cross for our sins that through his blood we may have the forgiveness of sins.  The death of Jesus on the cross was no accident.  It was the perfect plan of God to offer His Son that was without blemish to be our perfect sacrifice on the cross for the redemption of our sins.



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    Mon, Feb 15th - 11:26PM

    Bible Study 16 FEB



    Matthew 26:26: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
       27: And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
       28: For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
       29: But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
       30: And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
       31: Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
       32: But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
       33: Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
       34: Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
       35: Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
       36: Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
       37: And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
       38: Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
       39: And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
       40: And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
       41: Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
       42: He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
       43: And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
       44: And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
       45: Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
       46: Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

     

    How much will we actually have in the scheme of things has always been a hot topic.  I believe God’s will will always come to pass no one can stop God from determining his will on this world.  I think what is in question is rather we will allow it to happen through us or somebody else.  If we don’t allow God to work through us he will find somebody else to work through.  Their us no doubt Jesus was going to die on the cross for our sins.  That is why he came to earth.  To establish a new covenant, a covenant established in his own blood which was shed for us on the cross.  Everything written in the Bible is for us as an example for us.  I don’t believe in any way Jesus was questioning God about dying for us on the cross.  I think he was showing us that even He, the Son of God, submitted to the will of the Father, even if it was God’s will for him to die on the cross for us.



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    Mon, Feb 15th - 12:48AM

    Bible Study 15 FEB



    Matthew 26: 6: Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
       7: There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
       8: But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
       9: For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
       10: When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
       11: For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
       12: For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
       13: Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
       14: Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
       15: And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
       16: And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
       17: Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
       18: And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
       19: And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
       20: Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
       21: And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
       22: And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
       23: And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
       24: The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
       25: Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

     

    Judas probably at first became a follower of Christ because he excepted to be awarded for his service.  Once he realized he was not going to receive a material award for his service he sought an award from the enemies of Jesus.  Judas like a lot of the Jews expected the Messiah to be a worldly ruler that would overthrow the Romans and reestablish the Kingdom of David and Judas expected some part in this kingdom.  Judas like a lot of the Jews didn’t understand the scripture written about the Messiah.  They had created their own version of the Messiah in their heads.  Well that continues today.  Many people either don’t understand the Jesus of the Bible or they are unhappy of the Jesus of the Bible and try to recreate their own version of Christ.  They recreate Jesus into some kind of new age guru hippie god of love.  They misunderstand real godly love.  The love of God is described in John 3:16, in that God gave his only Son to die on the cross for us so that we don’t have to perish.  What they fail to realize is that God is also a God of righteousness and that this God of righteousness will not and cannot tolerate unrighteousness.  If they really understood this God of righteousness they would understand why the murderer, the rapist, the pervert cannot and will not enter into heaven..



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    Sun, Feb 14th - 1:10AM

    Bible Study 14 FEB



    Matthew 25: 31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

     32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

     33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

     34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

     35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

     36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

     37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

     38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

     39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

     40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

     41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

     42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

     43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

     44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

     45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

     46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

     

    Listen eternal punishment is real.  It is written here and in many places in black and white.  It is a reality you will face if you do not know Christ.  Don’t listen to these false teachers who say otherwise.  If you don’t know Christ you fate is hell.  Don’t take mine or anybody else’s word for it.  Study the word of God for yourself.  Biblical ignorance is the number one reason I believe that people fall for false teachers.  Study the word of God for yourself, do not let anybody else intrepret the Bible for you, you soul rests on it. 

     



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    Sat, Feb 13th - 1:01AM

    Bible Study 13 FEB



     

    Matthew 25:14: For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
       15: And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
       16: Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
       17: And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
       18: But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
       19: After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
       20: And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
       21: His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
       22: He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
       23: His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
       24: Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
       25: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
       26: His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
       27: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
       28: Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
       29: For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
       30: And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

     

    God gives each and everyone of us what we can handle.  Ever wonder why you don’t have more?  Ever think that maybe God knows what you can handle and doesn’t think you can handle more than what you have already or maybe you haven’t been faithful with what God has given you already.



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    Mon, Feb 8th - 1:14AM

    Bible Study 08 FEB



     

     Matthew 23: 23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

     24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

     25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

     26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

     27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

     28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

     29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

     30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

     31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

     32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

     33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

     

    The Pharisees were a favorite target of Christ.  They sold themselves to the people as the representatives of God but yet their hearts were far from God.  They made a big show of being religious, they made a big show of following the law, which a good part of it was man made laws they had added to the Law of Moses.  God judges us by our hearts.  You may fool your fellow man but your outward shows of righteousness but God knows your heart.  God knows your true intentions.  As the Bible says those that worship him must do so in spirit and in truth.  God is not interested in ritualistic worship but true Holy Spirit led, honest, heartfelt, Bible oriented worship of him.

     



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    Sun, Feb 7th - 12:44AM

    Bible Study 07 FEB



     

    Matthew 23:1: Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
       2: Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
       3: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
       4: For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
       5: But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
       6: And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
       7: And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
       8: But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
       9: And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
       10: Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
       11: But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
       12: And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

     

    Jesus spent a great deal of his ministry teaching the disciples the importance of humility.  It was pride and arrogance that had drove the hearts of the Jewish leaders away from God.  They were more interested in position and the praise of men then worship of God.  If they had truly knew the scriptures they would of recognize who Jesus was.  The disciple had a tough mission ahead of them and for them to be successful they had to put their own ambition and desires aside and submit wholly to the will of God.  They same is true of us.  To be a true servant of Christ we have to submit wholly to the will of God.



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    Thu, Feb 4th - 10:53PM

    Bible Study 05 Feb



     

    Matthew 22: 1: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
       2: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
       3: And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
       4: Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
       5: But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
       6: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
       7: But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
       8: Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
       9: Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
       10: So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
       11: And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
       12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
       13: Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
       14: For many are called, but few are chosen.
       15: Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
       16: And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
       17: Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
       18: But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
       19: Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
       20: And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
       21: They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
       22: When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

     

    The kingdom of heaven was offered first to the Jews but they rejected salvation through Christ so salvation was offered to the Gentiles.  To enter into heaven you must be clothed in the righteousness of Christ, if not your fate is hell.  This is a simple explanation of the parable in verse 1-14.  The Jews rejected Christ so salvation was offered to the Gentiles.  To enter into heaven you must be clothed in the righteousness of Christ, Jew and Gentile alike.



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