Tag Archives: Pharisees

The Father Grants Judgment Authority to Jesus

We learn from Jesus’ own words that Jesus represents the Father fully, but the Father also grants authority to Jesus. Jesus talks about this during a discussion with the Jewish leaders which is reported in John chapter 5. Jesus had encountered … Continue reading

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Jesus Speaks of His Relationship with the Father

Jesus talks a lot about the Father in the Gospels, but how does he know so much? Where does he get his information? One one occasion, Jesus tells the Pharisees about his special relationship with the Father, and they are … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Joyous Father (Part three of three)

We have talked of the parable of the wayward son and the parable of the resentful brother; now we will discuss the parable of the joyous Father. These are all approaches to the parable we usually call The Prodigal Son. … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Resentful Brother (Part two of three)

Have you ever heard the parable of the resentful brother? I am sure you have. I suggested recently that this might be a better name for the parable we know as The Prodigal Son. You may wish to read our … Continue reading

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