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Our subject deals with the concluding verses of the parable known as “The marriage of the king’s son.” Before proceeding to read this article you would do well to first read the entire parable as found in Matthew 22:1-14. To understand our subject under discussion we must first of all understand the main points of the entire parable. This parable was spoken by Jesus in the Temple, on the third day of Passion week. It is very closely related to the two preceding parables, the parable of “The two sons”, and “The wicked husbandmen.” The first of these two emphasizes...

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“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is: the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt. 7:13-14 We may definitely assert that the “Kingdom of Heaven” is the subject of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Throughout this sermon in Matt. 5:7, the spiritual character of this Kingdom receives all emphasis. It is spiritual in distinction from the earthy expectation of the disciples on the one...

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And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:5-6 If the resurrection is true, as it most certainly is, then we who believe have reason not to fear. Early Sunday morning a great earthquake shook the ground as an angel of God rolled the stone away and sat upon it. In response, the guards literally shook with fear and became as dead men, passed out on...

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“Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ….” Matthew 27:17-23 How our Savior suffered! What awful reproach He bore! Following His agony in Gethsemane, Christ had been captured in the garden. He had willingly surrendered Himself to His enemies who had come with swords and staves as if Christ were some dangerous criminal. Before the Sanhedrin Christ had been convicted and condemned to death. The Roman governor, Pilate, had heard the accusations of the chief priests and the elders but could find no...

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“Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and...

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The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son… Matthew 22:2 God will fill the wedding hall of Christ and His church. Although many will reject the gospel and be cast into outer darkness, every single one of God’s people will be gathered together to fellowship with the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. The parable of the royal marriage feast is the third parable Jesus spoke to the chief priests and scribes picturing their refusal to humbly bow before Him as their King. This timeless parable warns us not to disobey the summons to...

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And behold, there was a great earthquake…. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. Matthew 28:2a, 5 “And behold, there was a great earthquake.” God’s clock is always very ac­curate, even to the second. His work is always carried out with most detailed precision. Every part of the crucifixion on Friday, and all the happenings af­ter that, even until the time of the resurrection, were an exact realiza­tion of God’s eternal decree. Ex­actly at the appointed time Jesus gave up the ghost with the loud...

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Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. On the third day after Jesus’ crucifixion, several women left Jerusalem to see Jesus’ sepulcher. As they proceeded to the sepulcher, two unusual things happened....

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