- The tribe of Judah.
- Fourteen generations.
- He was a just man. He knew
she had done no sin. He did not want her to become a public example.
- He had turned his hand to
help them once again through sending His son, Jesus.
- After Jesus was born.
- In a house.
- In the city Bethlehem of
- Herod would seek to destroy
Jesus therefore take Him to Egypt.
- He sought to kill Jesus by killing
all the males 2 years old and younger.
- The women who cried for their
children that were killed are the descendants of Rachel. From Rachel came
all the tribes of Israel.
- He was a cousin of Jesus but
was the one chosen to prepare the hearts of the people for turning back to
- Locusts and wild honey.
- Repent - be sorry for your
sins. (Change your hearts and your ways).
- The Pharisees and Sadducees.
- a. They must live
righteously to show that their repentance is real. b. Yes.
- It is being obedient to
God’s will and principles. We are always doing, as much as depends
on us, justness, righteousness, and holiness before God and man. We must
walk in love. (review Eph.5)
- The word of God was coming
forth and would denounce the ways of the leaders, priests, and people.
- They will be cut down and
- a. Through the coming of
Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit and the truth of God. Those who follow
and obey will grow to spiritual cleanness. b. As fire removes the
impurities in gold, so will we be pruned and chastened through the word of
God and through our trials and tests.
- The wheat is the true
believer who serves God. The chaff is the one who does not serve God; he
is worthless like the husks of the wheat stalk and will be destroyed.
- So John would know who was
the Lamb and Son of God (see Jn. 1:33) and to
show before the people that Jesus also would be obedient to God.
- 40 days and 40 nights.
- He tempted Jesus to use His
own power to provide for himself (instead of depending on God), to
blatantly test God (pride), and to worship Satan for world glory and
- We are not to live by our
own wisdom and will but by the wisdom and will of God daily through His
word and Spirit. His word has lasting benefits instead of temporary help.
- We must not blatantly test
God; this is dishonoring Him. God helps those He allows to go through
trials but not those who purposely put themselves in danger.
- Simon Peter and his brother
- To repent of their ways for
of God was at hand.
- a. Having a submissive will
to God. b. The brokenhearted and those who grieve over sin, death,
affliction, pain or similar. c. Those with a patient and quiet spirit. d.
Those who have a strong desire to be holy and who hate any
unrighteousness. e. Those that are compassionate and forgiving. f. Those
whose minds, motives, and principles are pure. g. Those who try to resolve
problems, contentions, and strife rather than make them worse. h. Those
that are ridiculed, reproached, persecuted, or oppressed for doing what is
right by God.
- Rejoice for it is evidence
that we are Christians and we know our reward to come is great.
- a. We are the influence of
God to others. We keep the world from entire putrification b. We are no
influence on the world are only fit to be thrown out. We will be
"trampled" (or scorned) by people.
- a. As a light eliminates
darkness we lead the way to a pure and holy life. The word of God should
always be close to our tongues. b. We are not to hide the word from others
but live it so good works may follow and God may be glorified.
- Yes, they are fulfilled by
Christ through the Spirit now.
- True righteousness and
holiness in our heart and lives (not just external show) will enter us
- a. We should resolve our
conflicts with our brother first, otherwise we will be "unclean"
when we come before God. b. By showing or harboring hatred toward our
brother we do not have love. This is not of God and will lead one to the
eternal fire. There were different degrees of punishment – judgment,
council, or destruction. The more reproach or evil you had against your
brother the stronger the punishment.
- We should have a chance to
forgive and reconcile with each other rather than to make things worse
with no chance for forgiveness.
- To turn quickly and completely
away from sin to avoid a lifestyle that will lead to death.
- You cause them to commit
- a. To swear by nothing
except by your word. If your word is not true then it is of Satan. b. All
is God's and is in His control. Our word is the only thing we can control
- We are not to verbally or by
actions seek vengeance on those who have done us wrong. (Let God take
- Those who hate us and
spitefully use us.
- Do them as secretly as
possible. Do not look for the praise and recognition of others.
- God will reward you even
before men. Do not seek your own reward.
- In private, between you and
Him. Do not pray before men to seek their praise. Do not use vain
repetitions. Talk simply and plainly from your heart to God.
- This is a prayer of
substance not form. We should include praise for God and His kingdom; ask
for forgiveness of sins; ask to keep us from temptation; and provide for
- We must forgive others
- Look normal. Do not try to let
others know you are fasting.
- Through our righteous acts
and obeying the will of God we should seek eternal blessing from God in
heaven rather than material things on earth.
- What you look for will fill
your soul. If you look for evil, you will become evil. If you look for
good, you will be good. Your eye fills your body.
- No, you will be loyal only
to one. You will despise the one that takes away your liberties.
- God will provide them for
us. Trust in Him especially in hard times.
- Our judgment should not be
made in haste or harshly for by the judgment we use we will receive in
return. Be merciful and understanding considering ourselves in our
weaknesses and also how we would want to be treated in the same or similar
- First look at yourself to
see your own sin or similar sin.
- Once you remove the plank
(sin) from your eye, you will be able to see and know how to help your
- An unbeliever or evil person
will ridicule you and even persecute you about the word or anything holy.
- We ask, seek, and knock. God
will answer according to His will.
- a. The way to heaven is a
restricted entry. To enter one must have made an effort to walk in
righteousness and obey the will of God b. Only a few here and there will
strive to be on the narrow path and do the will of God.
- They are people who appear
to be Christians, but their hearts are far from God. They lead people
astray through false teachings or prophecy. (One such doctrine today is to
preach liberty for a Christian instead of fearing God's judgment on sin
and complacency in their lives.)
- A person’s actions and
words will reveal what type of tree they are. A bad tree will cause hurt
or suffering. A good tree will act in love and promote the will of God.
- a. They have no real
intimate relationship with God. Their goal was self-serving seeking power,
status, and material gain. They did work only for their benefit and for
the praises of men. They sinned often without fear of God. b. Some
deceived people but if they did work wonders it came from God. God can use
anyone’s talents or even the wicked to carry forward His will and
purpose and do miracles. It all comes from Him and has nothing to do with
their moral character.
- Those who know and obey
Jesus' teachings (which came from God). This person is on the rock or
solid foundation and will continue to hold fast to his relationship and
walk in the Lord.
- It was proper to perform the
ceremonial act and gift before the priest as a witness before the people
that the leper is now cleansed and now could be included in all of
- a. The Gentiles who will
know the Lord. b. The Israelites (Jews) who are cast out because of their
- Those spiritually dead who
are uninterested in religion or the Kingdom of God
and are dead in sin can bury the dead. Those interested need to let nothng keep them from the work of the kingdom.
- They did not understand that
the son of God was with them. They need not fear danger, disease, or
death. God is always with those who love Him and are doing what they are supposed
to be doing.
- a. Yes. b. Yes. c. He
allowed them to enter into the swine and perish in the sea.
- Jesus showed He had power on
earth to forgive sins. Since they believed He had blasphemed, if they saw
Him heal the man then they would believe God gave Him power to forgive
- The righteous were in good
standing with God. The sinners are the ones who need to get right with
- He was showing that the old
way of the law could not exist with the new way of the Spirit.
- Her faith healed her as she
touched Jesus' garment.
- The faith of the two blind
men in Jesus as the Messiah healed them.
- To ask God to send more
workers to the people for they were ready to accept the gospel and the
words of life.
- Jesus gave them the power
over unclean spirits and to heal and kinds of sickness and disease.
- The lost Jews were first to
receive the message of the kingdom.
- Leave the city and their
fate in their own hands.
will be able to bear their punishment because they had no one to tell them
about God and to redirect their hearts. The Jews do have someone to tell
them and will realize they turned down their opportunity for life.
- The Holy Spirit of God who
is in us will tells us what to speak.
- The vindication of the
disciples’ truth, integrity, and innocence will be made known at
some point and time whether here or at the judgment.
- We should fear God who can
destroy the soul rather than man who can only destroy the body. God allows
nothing to happen to us that He does not know or is in His will.
- We pray, are baptized, and
attend church. Whether by our conversation or by our actions we show He
lives in us and we rely on Him.
- a. Our lives and our lips
do not show we know Jesus. b. Jesus will deny us before God. We will not
enter into the Kingdom
- a. The word of God. b. A
person who is righteous will face adversity with the unrighteous even
- We live for Christ and
God's will unto our death through oppression and persecution even if it
seems burdensome or disgraceful according the world’s view.
- You accept Jesus and God.
God sent the word through Jesus.
- He was first to plant the
doctrine to the people of repentance to God and changed hearts, the same
message Jesus would bring.
- If the Kingdom of God
(‘heaven’ in Matthew 11) is on earth then the least one in the
kingdom is one who is still able to preach the word and the gospel. John
preached only the prelude to the gospel – the coming of the Messiah.
He also did not witness any of the miracles of Jesus but was imprisoned by
Herod. If the Kingdom
of God or Heaven is
the one above then the least ranked in heaven is still above one who is
born of man on earth. This one is near the throne of God.
- The kingdom of heaven was
only prophesied by the prophets and therefore suffered nothing but now
since John the Baptist it suffers with opposition and persecution.
- He came in the spirit of
Elijah, serving God fully and turning the hearts of the people to God.
- They were not affected by
the word of God or the gospel of Christ. They did not want to accept it
finding fault with whoever preached it.
- Sodom had no miracles performed in their
time or they would have repented. The Jews will realize in the Day of
Judgment the opportunity for repentance which they rejected. They
won’t be able to bear it.
- Compared to the ceremonial
law faith in Christ is easier and full of mercy, grace, and love. Jesus
only requires us to follow His lead and by doing so we will walk in righteousness
resulting in peace within ourselves and able to bear the trials and
pressures of life and from those around us.
- They did the work of
preparing the sacrifices and offerings on the Sabbath.
- Any good work or merciful
deed could be done on the Sabbath or any day.
- A man with a withered hand.
- Jesus would keep a meek
spirit unto His death on the cross.
- Knowingly and purposely
speaking evil of the work of the Spirit. The priests accused Jesus of
doing miracles by the power of Satan. They knowingly discredited and
dishonored God and His Spirit in hopes of turning people away from Jesus
and back to them. This is a sign of a heart that is far from God.
- From your heart you will
- Since your words proceed
from your heart they will either acquit you or condemn you in the Day of
- Jesus would be in a
‘prison’ as Jonah was in the whale. Jesus was taken on a
Thursday night and raised by Sunday morning. Therefore, it is Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday night and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday days. (See chapter 28
- You must be careful not to
let the uncleanness back. Satan will bring a more complete work against
you to make you worse than you were before. It is worse too because you
know the way of righteousness but have fallen away.
- Those who do the will of
God. We are one family. We have one Father but we are brothers, sisters,
and mothers to all in Christ.
- Whoever has knowledge of God
and seeks it, more will be given to Him.
- Because their hearts are
hard and dull; they do not want to change or be told they are living
- a. These hearers won’t
accept the word. They hear the word but do not understand it, nor do they
care to understand it. b. Those who gladly receive the word of God but
they do not seek it further for spiritual growth and strength. They fall
away after a short time and in tribulation. c. Those that receive the word
and immediately start living for God (see vs. 5) but the cares of the
world and the pursuit of worldly things become first in their lives
instead of God. They once were fruitful but become unfruitful. d. Those
who receive the word let it take root and grow spiritually mature and
righteous. They produce fruit within themselves and outside themselves.
- The tares are not pulled up
early because God will judge all at the resurrection. He will know the
true believer from the false.
- God’s kingdom starts
small but will grow above all kingdoms (herbs). We will find rest and life
- The kingdom of heaven can
change you. The kingdom
of God will
eventually affect our whole life and the world in the end.
- You will give up your life
for the life God has for you when you realize the value of God's kingdom.
- People will quit searching
for the things of the world once they find the Kingdom of Heaven.
It is all that they need.
- The angels will come with
Jesus and separate the good from the bad.
- This is the one who knows
God's word both past and present and is able to share this with others.
The old is the law the new is the gospel. The gospel is not to be hidden or
- Yes, at least four brothers
and some sisters.
- The daughter of Herodias
(Philips' former wife now married to Herod the brother of Phillip)
prompted by her mother's wishes.
- a. 5000 men were fed besides
women and children. b. 12 baskets of fragments.
- a. Peter. b. He began to
doubt the power of the Lord. He looked at the circumstances and the
natural world around him instead of keeping his focus on the Lord and the
power He was providing to him.
- The Pharisees were teaching
them to give to the temple even though parents were poor and in need of
- Your mouth will speak what
is in your heart. If evil or uncleanness is there you will speak those
things and be defiled by them.
- The dogs were the Gentiles
at that time and were idol worshipers.
- a. The woman wanted Jesus
to heal her demon possessed daughter. b. She showed faith and
submissiveness to the true Master, the God of Jesus though she was a
- a. 4000 men were feed besides
women and children. b. 7 loaves and a few fish. c. 7 baskets full of
- The teachings of the
Pharisees at that time.
- Knowing, believing, and
confessing the Father and the Son through the Spirit is the rock. This
relationship through the Spirit is how the church will be built.
- Hades (the abode of the
dead) will not be able to keep your soul. God will resurrect you to life.
- The teachings and truths of
God are the keys to heaven.
- a. The teachings (keys)
that you accept are already law in heaven. b. The teachings you reject are
already rejected in heaven. [The Greek Interlinear Bible renders
‘bind’ and ‘loose’ with "has been done" in heaven
already (not will be done). This is showing that what the Spirit leads you
to bind or loose is from heaven and the will of God. Everything is bound
or loosed through the backing of scripture.
- He said Jesus would not
have to die. This was the influence of Satan using the weakness of human
nature and self-will over the will of God to weaken Jesus and abort His
- Life is not about us but
about obedience to God. We submit our will and desires for the will and
desires of God (just as Jesus did). Everything we do we should confer with
God, His word, and be in His will. We live to please Him and are content
with what He gives us.
- There would be some who
would not fully die to self (vs. 25) and take up their cross until they
see the power of the gospel come. The power was shown in the death and
resurrection of Jesus and also at the Day of Pentecost.
- a. Peter, James, and John.
b. Moses and Elijah. c. God. d. Moses and Elijah represent the law and the
prophets. This was a sign to the disciples of Jesus’ leadership and
authority over the people. He was the one, the Messiah to come. It also
symbolizes the transition of the old covenant to the new covenant.
- John came in the spirit of
Elijah trying to turn the hearts of the people to God.
- The faith of the disciples
was weak. They doubted because of the severity of the boy's problem. In
Mark 9:29 it is recorded that they needed to pray first. This would
involve God and show that the healing power comes from Him.
- a. Jesus was the son of God
who was the king of the temple. Jesus was of the royal family who was not
to be taxed. b. Jesus sent him to catch a fish. In its mouth he would find
money for the temple tax. c. God will provide the righteous whatever is
needed. We will not have to worry where it will come from.
- a. As children are submissive
and dependent on the guidance and teaching of their parents we too should
we be submissive and be lead and taught by our Father in heaven. b. Those
that humble themselves by being dependent on and submissive to God will be
great in the kingdom of heaven.
- The children represent a new
or fragile believer.
- It is important to avoid sin
to have eternal life. Whatever keeps causing us to sin we must stop doing
it or our soul will be in danger of the “hell fire”.
- If a believer is to stray
(whether by someone’s influence - vs. 6) or on their own he must be
restored. It is God’s will that he be restored to the fold.
- This teaching deals not only
with a straying brother but with one who has sinned against us. First we
should go to him and try to work it out. If he does not listen, you should
take one or two more brothers with you. If he still does not listen, bring
the matter before the church. If he still does not listen, stay away from
Him and cease to acknowledge him as a brother.
- Our decision about a brother
is bound by the principles, teachings, and authority of the kingdom of
heaven. A believer in sin is bound by the scripture. If we shun him we
have loosed him according to the word.Whomever
we correct, rebuke, or shun will be in harmony to the will of God.
- We should always forgive
those who ask us for forgiveness.
- God will not forgive us.
- God has freely forgiven us
many sins. The sins by our brother are comparatively small. We too should
forgive our brother as God forgave us.
- a. People's hearts were
hard. They refused to work things out. In the real world this would lead
to sin and even hate through contentions and disrespecting one another. b.
We should only be divorced for marital unfaithfulness. (We must always try
to work things out.)
- a. He knew the man’s
security and peace was in the law and his money (Mk. 10:24) rather than
the gospel and God. b. No. In this state he had not been perfect in the
law. Though he had followed the majority of the commandments he neglected
the most important ones - loving God with all his heart and his neighbor
as himself. Neglect of these would cost him his salvation. c. He needed to
love God by serving Him and trusting Him with his wealth for God’s
- Things that were first in
your life will be last and the last will become first when you begin to
live for God. Those who put themselves first will fail in salvation. Those
who put the kingdom
of God first will
obtain eternal life.
- All seem to receive the same
reward. God blesses as He sees fit according to His will or purpose.
Service in the kingdom is self sacrificing in all aspects of life. One can
not be selfish or serve self. It can’t be what you can get out of
the kingdom for your benefit but how you can benefit the kingdom.
- James and John the sons of Zebedee (Mark 10:35).
- Those who put themselves
last by becoming a servant to others.
- He healed two blind men.
(Mark and Luke record only one man.)
- The colt (Matt. 21:5; Mark
11:2; Luke 19:30; John 12:14, 15).
- The people selling in the temple
were there to make a profit. They were taking advantage of the people. The
temple was to be a place of sincere worship of God not a place to do
- This shows that God expects
us to produce fruit not just profess our faith. Faith without works is
dead. We show our faith by our works. God doesn’t want a people who
are all leaves and no fruit.
- Denying John’s
ministry they feared the wrath of the people who held John as a genuine prophet.
Acknowledging his ministry was from heaven would give Jesus’
ministry acknowledgment as coming from heaven too.
- The two sons represented
the Pharisees and sinners. The Pharisees who knew the scriptures and had
seen and heard John the Baptist. Sinners believed and were converted. The
priests and scribes did not repent even when they saw sinners coming to
- The priest and elders
rejected the prophets since the beginning even killing some. They rejected
John the Baptist and Jesus. God looked for fruit from Israel’s
leadership, but found little. In the end they will be lost and the kingdom
opened to the Gentiles whom He would use to advance His kingdom.
- Jesus is the foundation of
the church and the judge or smiting stone of the unbeliever. We can be broken in humble
surrender before God or be completely broken in judgment.
- It follows the parable of
the vinedressers and seems to be a continuation of that – rejection
of the Christ and the gospel by the Jewish leadership and acceptance by
the Gentiles. The Pharisees wanted to maintain the law instead of being
covered by the blood of Jesus.
- a. All are invited but some
will not be covered by the blood of Jesus. b. God's Spirit is in the ones
who have done His will.
- They wanted to trap Him
into saying something that they could use against Him.
- Those who are righteous
before God are only asleep in His eyes. They are never dead and will be
resurrected to a new life.
- He not only humbled them
concerning their knowledge of the scriptures but showed them a truth about
the Messiah. The Jews
understood only that the Messiah would be a man or king from the line of
David. The passage from Psalm 110:1 reveals his existence with the Father
many centuries ago. Jesus was both Divine and human.
- They loved to look good on
the outside to impress men but were rotten on the inside ("like dead
men’s' bones, full of uncleanness"). They taught the law but
did not live according to what they taught. They appeared righteous to men
but were full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
- Only one - God in heaven is
our spiritual father. God is our authority from whom we seek leadership,
knowledge, and communication. We are not to put this honor on man.
- The sons had not
demonstrated any acceptance of Jesus or the gospel up to that time. They
would measure up to the sins of their fathers who in the past had killed
the prophets. They too would do the same to Jesus and future servants.
- They would kill them,
scourge them, and persecute them from city to city.
- It would be destroyed.
- There would be false Christ
(those who claimed to be the Messiah or a messenger of God), wars, rumors
of wars, famines, and earthquakes. Disciples will be killed, iniquity will
abound, and the Gospel of the kingdom will be preached into the entire
- The abating of love;
this is the consequence of abounding lawlessness. People will be
self-centered due to not being able to trust others.
- a. It is the destruction of
and defilement of the temple (See Dan.9:27; 11:31; 12:11; Luke 21:20-24). God brought upon them an abomination that would be
their desolation, thus
spoken of by Daniel the prophet (9:27). b. They
should flee quickly to safety not stopping to take anything with them.
Only those who heed the warning about fleeing Judea
- It would be more difficult
to escape in the winter or if pregnant. They will be slowed in their
efforts to escape. Under the law the Jews could not travel but short
distances on the Sabbath. They would be unable to flee to the mountains
and caves from the Romans for fear of breaking the law.
- The return of Jesus will not be secret or private,
but as lightning that flashes across
the sky. His coming will be open, swift, and unexpected.
- The body or carcass is the body of Christ
(believer’s carcass) and the eagles are the saints taken from
wherever they dwell during the rapture.
- Yes, true believers will
understand His return and see it coming. As when we see a fig tree put
forth leaves we know summer is coming.
- The lost will be living
normal lives totally oblivious to Christ’s return. When the cosmic
disturbance occurs then things will not be normal. Only those who serve
God will be taken when God returns. They will be watching, waiting, and
- We must be found always
doing what God would have us to be doing - living righteously and serving
in the kingdom. Those sidetracked or in darkness will be left when Jesus
- a. The wise are the people
who watch and stay ready for the return of Christ. b. The foolish are
those who had God on their lips rather than in their hearts. c. The oil is
the Spirit and the word of God. Both anoint us for a righteous walk and
- a. We are the servants -
those who know God and His will. b. Each person is given knowledge and
gifts by God according to their ability to serve Him. c. He is
unprofitable to God. He will be cast out into darkness on the Last Day. The sins of omission may
ultimately be more dangerous than the sins of commission.
- Those who use their ‘talents’ of
knowledge and gifts in the kingdom will be given more opportunity to serve
God. Those who neglect service to God will not keep what they have and are
in danger of the judgment. What they were entrusted with will be given to
those who do produced fruit.
- This passage (vs. 31-40) is
an explanation or example of our ‘talents’ in action. We
should be ministering to the needs of others in our service to God. We
must have hearts willing to help.
- Whenever we help someone in
need, visit the sick, or feed the hungry we help the Lord.
- Mary, the sister of Lazarus
whom Jesus had raised from the dead (John 11:2; 12:3). She is the same
woman in Luke 7:37-38, Mark 14:3, and John 11:2. Luke does not mention the
city where this occurs but Luke, Mark, and John identify the city of Bethany.
- 30 pieces of silver.
- a. Jesus’ body given
as the sacrifice (the body of the lamb). b. Jesus' blood which is shed for
the forgiveness of sins (the blood of the lamb).
- Peter would deny knowing
Jesus three times.
- This shows us that it is not unspiritual to make
the same request to God several times. Some hyper-spiritual people believe
that if we ask for something more than once, it shows we don’t have
faith. But Jesus shows us that repeated prayer is completely consistent
with steadfast faith.
- He had his ear cut off by
Peter (John 18:10).
- Peter began to curse and
swear as he denied knowing the Lord.
- Judas had worldly sorrow
because of his guilty conscience. He was guilty before men instead of God.
True repentance would have led him to the feet of Jesus instead of killing
himself. More clues about his soul: In John 12:6 we find that he was a
thief. John 17:12 confirms that he was the only one of the twelve to be
lost as scripture foretold for he was the son of perdition. Jesus uttered
how serious the consequences would be for Judas (Mt. 26:24).
- Pontius Pilate the governor.
Luke 23:6-12 records Jesus questioned also by Herod.
- a. Have nothing to do with
Him; do not be responsible for His blood. b. Pilate frees himself of the
responsibility, of the decision of Jesus' death leaving the Jews to decide
what to do with Jesus.
- Simon of Cyrene.
- The sour wine was used to diminish
the senses of the crucified. This would ease their suffering but could
also speed up their death as they would no longer lift themselves up to
breath while on the cross.
- Jesus was ready to die and
go to the Father. He had suffered very much (See Ps. 22:1, 16-20).
- The veil before the Holy of
Holies was torn in two. Now we can approach God directly rather than going
through a priest.
- a. Some of the graves of
saints were opened up and their bodies poured forth out of the grave and
came to life being witnessed by many in the city. b. This was proof to all
saints and a statement to others that the resurrection was real and Jesus
was the Messiah and the Son of God.
- He was questioned during the
night before the dawn of the Preparation Day (the day before the Sabbath)
and further abused and then crucified later that morning.
- a. They wanted Pilate to
post guards at Jesus’ tomb. b. They wanted to prevent Jesus' body
from being stolen so no report could be given that He had been
- They came to the tomb the
day after the Sabbath, the first day of the week.
- Three days and three nights
just as He said would be His sign (as Jonah in the whale). (The night before Preparation Day,
the night of Preparation Day and the night of the Sabbath. The day of
Preparation Day, the day of the Sabbath, and the morning of the day after
- An earthquake occurred, and
an angel rolled the stone back.
- They paid the guards off to
say they had fallen asleep and the body of Jesus was stolen by His disciples.
- This means to teach people
the Father's will, the power of the Son's blood (the forgiveness of sins),
and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To believe and to live this doctrine
would be the religious practice that would save the people. As Israel was
once baptized unto Moses receiving him as the lawgiver and teacher now the
world must receive the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost as lawgiver and