Tim Conway on the passage in Luke 5:29-39, the parallel passage of Matthew 9:14-17.
Luke 5:29-39 (ESV)
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them.
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
31 And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.”
34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?
35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.”
36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.
38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.'”
Last Wednesday night our church, New Covenant Baptist Church, had a guest speaker explain the Passover and it’s change to the Lord’s Supper. It was a very interesting talk that Mark Travers did. He has a ministry called Turning Hearts Ministries. If you are interested in the significance of each of the portions of the Lord Supper and how the Jewish Disciples saw what Jesus was saying in light of the Passover take a listen to the audio:
Over the last couple of days I mentioned in some comments about how the Lord has allowed us to have the struggles we have in order to conform us to the image of Christ.
Romans 8:29-30 (ESV)
29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Then Friday and Saturday I happened to listened to this series of sermons from Paul Washer. They express the idea much better than I ever could.
Through Marriage, Being Conformed to the Image of Christ (Part 1)
Through Marriage, Being Conformed to the Image of Christ (Part 2)
Through Marriage, Being Conformed to the Image of Christ (Part 3)
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I read this book a few years ago and found it was very clear about why we as believers are not reaching the world with the gospel. It has nothing to do with activities, programs nor the music.
“The church is not touching the culture
because the culture has invaded the church.“
~ Ken Ham ~
The Centrality of the Home in the Evangelism
and Discipleship of the Next Generation
by Voddie Baucham
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),
3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. ESV
Training Your Children by Albert Martin, this series includes 40 audio sermons on child training. I haven’t had a chance to listen to all of these yet (At my current rate it will take a month of Sundays!) but I have been encouraged by other sermons of Albert Martin.
A few of the sermons are also available on SermonAudio.
There are several more on SermonAudio at The Training of your Children.
Thank You Julius.
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ ESV