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|1||Why Luke 6:20 they ommited the word sipr||Luke 6:20||tumbleweed||207463|
While looking at this passage I notice a couple of things.
In Mathew it says Jesus came down the mountain. In Luke it says Jesus was on a level place - some Bibles say a plain, the NASB says a level place, the Strong's says a level place as in easy for the feet. This place in Luke could possibly be a place easy on the feet on a mountain. I did some looking, there were no mountains where Jesus was, around Galilee, only really big hills.
It says in Mathew that there was a large crowd there from 4:2-5:1. It says in Luke that first Jesus was walking with the disciples through the grainfields during the day, then He was up all night praying. Then Jesus called the disciples together and called twelve. Then Jesus came down and a large crowd of disciples was there along with a great throng of people, then they were all trying to get healed. Next He starts preaching and everyone is still there the twelve, the large crowd of disciples, and the great throng.
In Mathew you don't get the event of when the disciples were chosen, you just have a reference in chapter ten that He gathered them and gave them instructions. In Luke you get the actual event of when the twelve get chosen, which is right before the Sermon.
I have heard it said that He was only preaching to the disciples, all of them, the twelve and the large group of disciples, because of Luke 6:20, but that would likely have been all of them the twelve plus.
About your question directly - I agree with bowler that this is the same account from different sides. Luke seems to concentrate on the state of the poor on earth and makes a point of making a big difference between those who take the word of salvation and those who are happy in this life who also take advantage of others. Luke also speaks of persecution for follwoing Jesus without saying the word persecution. Mathew seems to concentrate on the spiritual state of those who are disciples, those who follow Him, and are persecuted for His sake. I think that Luke ommits the word spirit because he is concentrating on what the quality of life is like for those who believe, while Mathew puts it in because he is concentrating on the quality of the spirit of those who believe.
tumbleweed, God's Own
|2||Name of a woman builder in the Bible?||Acts 18:3||tumbleweed||207358|
I heard of this concept before, that women could be construction workes based off what Priscilla did for a living. I have no comment on women being construciton workes, but think using the scripture below for that is lengthening the meaning of it out.
Acts 18:3 and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent makers.
Priscill and her husband Aquilla and Paul were all tent makers - builders of tents, places where people could maybe live, or store goods. These tents were not made out of canvass, but out of animal skins sowed together into tents - so they were all leather workers primarily.
This may not be the reference you were looking for, but I couldn't find anything else and had heard of the idea before.
I tried looking under trade, build, builder, but found nothing else with a woman.
tumbleweed, God's Own
|3||Can someone help me find this please!||John 14:12||tumbleweed||207306|
There is a phrase "raising sparks" in the Jewish writings of the Kaballa. This is not a Christian concept.
Early in the Creation process, vessels were created to hold some of the infinite Divine Light, and these vessels burst (by design) as a first step toward creating the universe and all that is in it. This bursting sent shards of the vessels and sparks of Divine Light all throughout the universe. These sparks of Light are intended to return to the Unity of the Creator and it is the human being’s mission to elevate these Holy Sparks through acts of devotion and lovingkindness, and through following the Commandments found throughout the Torah. Each Holy Spark that is raised by human actions of goodness or restraint from wickedness, inches the soul and the whole world forward on its journey back to Oneness with the Creator.
http://www.aish.com/spirituality/kabbala101/Kabbala_1_-_What_Is_Kabbala dollar sign .asp
The "data" or facts that Kabbalah deals with are the narrative of the Torah, and its entire body of religious law. The "researcher" represents a person who sees the laws and narrative as they are, understands their immediate meaning, but does not get the larger picture.
The "great scientist" represents the Kabbalist who sees the various local points and then begins to get a feel for the greater picture. He needs metaphors to describe the abstract unity he perceives, and he is aware that this tool is likely to be vague and only approaching the understanding that he has acquired. Although limited by the tools at his disposal, the complex picture the great scientist communicates can still give us a sense of the reality that he is grappling with.
And then there is the pseudo-Kabbalist -- "the eavesdropper" -- whose Kabbalah is basically unrelated to Torah, except perhaps as a springboard for his imagination. He has discovered "sources of energies," "divine emanations," and ways to "expand consciousness," but it all stems from his fanciful illusions.
Genesis 1:1 - 3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
The Bible said what really happened from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 as to who God is and what and who man is made of; dust and made in His image. The Bible said it that settles it for me.
tumbleweed, God's Own
|4||Full time ministry||Acts 26:16||tumbleweed||206893|
Timothy comes to mind, he was young, but he was a minister if not more perhaps.
The important thing is to have a good understanding of what God has called you to really do. This is not an easy task, many walk with Christ for a long time and still cannot claim to know exactly what they have been called to do other than be a worshipper and walk as a Christian.
I don't make great claims to know much, but I was once given this verse and told to go pray on it.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
What I was asked to consider was that If I would first present my self as a living sacrifice, my mind would be transformed, and that my actions would prove what is acceptable and perfect.
Then I was asked to consider verses 3-5 which makes a transition into each one being "alloted" a measure of faith, and that faith seems to have what to do with what function each one has in the body as in gifts.
So then if you conform to Christ you will be transformed and given a measure of faith to do your gift - see verses 6 and 7. Somehow or another it is possible by walking in Christ that you will come to know what your gift is - you will prove what is accpetable and perfect.
tumbleweed, God's Own
|5||love everyone but do we have to like||Eph 4:2||tumbleweed||206889|
It may not be possible for everyone to like everyone. But it is possible to love them in Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This Ephesians verse talks about tolerance. The sense seems to be that we are to put up with others and endure in love one another.
Jesus says something interesting to Peter in John 21.
Jesus and Peter are talking in verses 15 about shepherding and thier relationship.
Jesus asks Peter twice if Peter Agapao Jesus - do you have a godly love for me. And Peter answers twice Lord I Phileo you - I have a brotherly love and affection for you. Then Jesus asks the third time but asks, Peter do you Phileo me - do you have brotherly love for me, and Peter is sad and says, Lord you know I Phileo you - I brotherly love you with affection.
So there are two kinds of love, godly love, which comes from the power of God, and human love which comes from human abilities.
Most of the time we are capable of human love, it takes the Spirit of God to be capable of godly love.
blessings abound, bowler