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Sections of the Apostolic Writings
The Gospels and Acts • The “Pauline” Letters • General Letters • End Times


Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
Hitgalut (Revelation)  •  P’yilut HaShliyakim (Acts of the Emissaries)  •  The Chosen (Video Series)


The Good News of the Kingdom
According to Lukas:
Yeshua, the Son of Man


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25. Parable of the unjust steward (vv 1-13)

1Yeshua said to His talmidimdisciples,There was a rich man who employed a manager who was accused of squandering his possessions. 2He sent for manager and asked him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in your accounts; you can no longer be manager.’

3The manager said to himself, ‘What can I do, since my employer is taking the management position away from me? I’m not stong enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg. 4I know what I’ll do so that when I am removed from management, preople will welcome me into their homes.’ 5So he summoned each of his employer’s debtors. He said to the first, ‘How much do you owe to my employer?6He said, ‘A hundred batos[6] of oil.’ He told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and write fifty.’ 7Next said he to another, ‘How much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred cors[7] of wheat.’ He told him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’

8The employer commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. The worldly are wiser than the enlightened when it comes to dealing with their own kind of people. 9I tell you, use your worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when your wealth is gone, you may be welcomed into the eternal dwelling. 10One who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; but one who is dishonest in a very little thing is also dishonest in much. 11Therefore, if you have not been faithful with your wordly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12If you have not been faithful in the use of things that belong to someone else, who will give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You aren’t able to serve both God and wealth.[13]

26. Covetousness denounced (vv 14-17)

14Now the ParushimPharisee, who loved money, heard all this being said, and they scoffed at him. 15He said to them, “You people make yourselves look righteous to others, but God knows your hearts; what people regard highly is an abomination to God! 16Up to the time of YochananJohn the Torah and the Prophets were proclaimed. Since then, the Good News of the Kingdom of God has been being proclaimed, and everyone is trying to force his way in. 17But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the Torah to become void.[17]

27. Teaching on divorce (v 18) (Mt 5:31-32; Mt 19:1-9; Mk 10:1-12; cp. Rom 7:1-3; 1Cor 7:10-16)

 18Every man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery; a man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.[18]

28. The rich man and Lazarus (vv 19-31)

19Now there was a rich man who was clothed in purple[19] and fine linen, living in luxury every day. 20A beggar named El`azarLazarus[20] had been laid at his gate, covered with sores. 21He would have been glad to have been fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs came and licked his sores. 22When the beggar died, the angels carried him away to Avraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23In torment in Sh'ol[23], he looked up and saw Avraham a long way away, with El`azarLazarus at his side. 24‘Father Avraham,’ he called out, ‘have mercy on me, and send El`azarLazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue! I’m in agony in this flame!’

25But Avraham said, ‘Son, remember that during your life you received your good things, just as El`azarLazarus received bad things. But now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. 26Besides that, a great chasm has been firmly placed between us and you, so that anyone who want to cross from here to you are not able to, and no one is able to cross from there to us.

27He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house; 28I have five brothers — so that he may warn them, so they won’t also come to this place of torment.’

29But Avraham said to him, ‘They have MosheMoses and the Prophets.[29] Let them listen to them.’

30‘No, father Avraham,’ he said,  ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will turn from their sin and back to God.’

31He said to him, ‘If they don’t listen to MosheMoses and the Prophets, they won’t be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’[31]

Chapter 17

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 6. 100 batos is about 104 U.S. gallons or 395 litres. [RETURN]

 7. 100 cors is about 600 bushels or 3,910 litres. [RETURN]

13. Wealth, or “mammon” refers to riches when it is worshipped before God. [RETURN]

17. Just look at how many today are trying to push their way into the Kingdom of God, while shirking their responsiblity to the “Constitution” of His Kingdom — God’s loving instruction for all mankind, His Torah! They are just like those who are sneaking into the country by swimming the river or climbing over the fence. If you are a citizen of the Kingdom, and not just an “illegal immigrant,” you are bound to its constitution. [RETURN]

18. The Pharisees were teaching (and practicing) that man could divorce his wife for any reason (or for no reason at all); all he had to do was give her a get, a writ of divorce, and then he was free to marry another woman. [RETURN]

19. Purple dye was quite rare and very expensive. Only the most wealthy could afford to wear purple clothing. [RETURN]

20. Some teach that this episode was only a parable. I believe Yeshua was describing an actual event, because if this is a parable, it is the only parable we have a record of in which He actually named an individual. [RETURN]

23. Often incorrectly translated as “hell,” Sh'ol is not the place of eternal torment; the word simply refers to the abode of the dead, or used metaphorically to refer to the grave. [RETURN]

29. “Moshe (Moses) and the Prophets” and “Torah (Law) and the Prophets” are both Hebrew “shorthand“ for the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). [RETURN]

31. In fact one Man actually did rise from the dead, and most people still will not believe Him. [RETURN]

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