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Close to Heaven but Now in Hell

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    Close to Heaven but Now in Hell By Ed Vitagliano I love the parables Jesus taught. First, I love good stories. Second, the parables make you dig for the message. Sometimes parables obscure the truth being taught. Jesus taught that this was done intentionally (Matt. 13:10-17). So we must press in and look deeply into […]

    The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

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      The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Or seventy times seven) “Therefore, the kingdom […]

      The Parable of the Tenants

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        The Parable of the Tenants A Bible Study by Jack Kelley It was one of those edgy discussions between the Priests and the Lord. They were questioning His authority again, and since they were unwilling to answer His question about the origin of John’s baptism, He refused to answer their question about His authority. Then […]

        The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

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          The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard A Bible Study by Jack Kelley For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. About […]

          The Parable Of The Ten Minas, Luke 19:12-26

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            The Parable Of The Ten Minas, Luke 19:12-26 A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Jesus was traveling through Jericho on His way to Jerusalem.  It was early in the day on Palm Sunday.    A rumor had sprung up among the crowds following Him that when He got there He was going to establish His […]

            The Parable of the Workers in the Field

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              The Parable of the Workers in the Field A Bible Study by Jack Kelley “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. “About […]

              The Parable of the Persistent Widow

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                The Parable of the Persistent Widow A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in […]

                The Parable of the Ten Virgins

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                  The Parable of the Ten Virgins A Bible Study by Jack Kelley “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any […]

                  The Parable of the Talents

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                    The Parable of the Talents A Bible Study by Jack Kelley The Lord’s use of parables always gets my interest. A parable is a fictional story meant to illustrate a principle or truth. The word parable comes from the Greek parabollo, which literally means “to throw alongside.” Aesop’s fables demonstrate a secular application of this […]

                    The Parable of the Lost Son…A Prophetic Perspective

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                      The Parable of the Lost Son…A Prophetic Perspective A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together […]