34 All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. 35 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:
“I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”
11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
What do people see as their Aspect of Jesus? Parables? Mystery?
Nain is highly over looked. A great crowd saw Jesus raise the young man from the dead in the town of Nain. Lazarus was a repeat. Andrew went and told Jesus in John's First Chapter - "Come See the Messiah!" Peter was told. First thing.
People have gone with what isn't Biblical for a long, long time... In Nain.
Jesus spoke in Parable to put forth A HUGE IDEA. He never jumped up on a rock and Screamed, "Messiah."
Instead, in front of huge crowd - Jesus raised a dead man being buried. A man who was going to be depended upon. Why? Good Question. This establishes Jesus is not just a stroll in the country to hear a Good Sermon. Jesus is declaring that Resurrection from the Dead, not seen since Elijah - another Biblical Prophecy - is very, very, very possible.
This the very early in the Gospel of Luke, 7th Chapter, who was written by Luke, who wrote The Acts of the Apostles and rather importantly here - Luke was a physician. Luke would know pretty well that raising the dead - is impossible. Did the Essenes writing the Dead Sea Scrolls know of this? I'd say - yes. 4Q52I and Q 7:22. The blind see. The deaf hear. The lame walk. The poor have good news preached. The dead are raised. The monastery of scribes did take in visitors.
Jesus spoke in parables. He certainly did. However His actions - spoke louder.
Is the Kingship of Jesus knowable? Therefore the Greatness of God's Son's Salvation!
1. “I came down from heaven”?’” (John 6:41,42)
2. “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’ (John 8:58)
3. Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” (John 17:4,5)
4. The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’ Then Jesus declared, ‘I who speak to you am he.’” (John 4:25,26)
5. Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.’ ‘Yes, it is as you say,’ Jesus replied.” (Matthew 26:63,64)
6. They all asked, ‘Are you then the Son of God?’ He replied, ‘You are right in saying I am.’” (Luke 22:67-70).
7. He said, “I am the Son of God.”’” (Matthew 27:42,43)
8. “And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’” (Matthew 14:32,33)
9. Because I said, ‘I am God’s Son.’?” (John 10:36)
10 and 11. Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.” (Matthew 16:15,16,20; see also Mark 8:29,30)
Who else reports Jesus is the Son of God?
The Bible and witnesses of Jesus
The Bible and witnesses of Jesus
The earthquake. NBC reports.
To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.
Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B.C. and a seismic event that happened sometime between the years 26 and 36.
The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said.
"The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said. But the year has been in question.
In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington. Williams summarized their work as follows:
All four gospels and Tacitus in Annals (XV, 44) agree that the crucifixion occurred when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea from A.D. 26 to 36.
All four gospels say the crucifixion occurred on a Friday.
All four gospels agree that Jesus died a few hours before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath (nightfall on a Friday).
The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) indicate that Jesus died before nightfall on the 14th day of Nisan, right before the start of the Passover meal.
John’s gospel differs from the synoptics, apparently indicating that Jesus died before nightfall on the 15th day of Nisan.
When data about the Jewish calendar and astronomical calculations are factored in, a handful of possible dates result, with Friday, April 3, 33 A.D., being the best match, according to the researchers.
When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!
Father God, prepare us to tell of Your Sacrifice. Prepare us to speak of Your Love. Help hearts be open to You and to Your Love. We ask in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
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