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Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week ChronologyPassover and the Last Supper
3-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
Yeshua, the Son of Man

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29. Instruction on offending, forgiveness, and faith (vv 1-6) (Mt 18:1-7; Mt 18:18-35)

1Yeshua said to His talmidimdisciples, It is impossible to avoid occassions of stumbling, but woe to that one who causes them! 2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble.[2] 3Be careful. If your brother sins, rebuke[3] him; if he repents, forgive him. 4If he sins against you seven times a day, and seven times he returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’[4] forgive him.

5The emissariesapostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”[GN]

6The Lord said, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore fig treeFicus sycomorus, a.k.a. fig-mulberry, ‘Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

30. Instruction on faithful service (vv 7-10)

 7But which of you who has a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he comes in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? 8Won’t he instead tell him, ‘Change into your clean clothes, fix my dinner, and serve me while I eat and drink; you may eat and drink afterward’? 9Does he thank that servant because he did what he was told to do? 10So you too, when you do everything that is commanded [by Torah], you say, ‘We are unworthy servants. We have only done our duty.’

31. Ten with tzara'ata malignant skin diesease, not Hasnesn’s disease healed (vv 11-19)

11As He was on His way to YerushalayimJerusalem, He was passing through the border country between ShomronSamaria and the GalilGalilee. 12As he entered one of the villages, ten men who were infected with tzara'at met Him. They stood at a distance 13and shouted to Him, “Yeshua, Master, have mercy on us!”

14When He saw them He said, Go and show yourselves to the cohenimpriests.” As they went, they were healed. 15One of them, as soon as he saw that he was healed, came back shouting praises to God. 16He fell on his face at Yeshua’s feet and thanked Him. Now he was from ShomronSamaria. 17Yeshua asked him, Weren’t all ten healed? Where are the other nine? 18Haven’t any of them come back to praise God except this foreigner? 19Then He said to him, “Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you.

32. P'rushimPharisees instructed on the Kingdom (vv 20-21)

20When asked by the ParushimPharisee when the Kingdom of God would come, He answered, The Kingdom of God isn’t coming with signs that can be seen; 21nor will people be able to say, ‘Look, here!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ Hinneh!  The Kingdom of God is among you!

33. The Son of Man foretells His second coming (vv 22-37) (Mt 24:37-41)

22He said to His talmidimdisciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see even one of the days of the Son of Man, but you won’t see it. 23People will tell you, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘Look, there it is!’ Don’t go away; don’t follow after them. 24Because in His day[24a] the Son of Man will be just like lightning; when it flashes out of one part of the sky it lights up the entire sky.[24b] 25But first, He must endure terrible suffering and be rejected by this generation.

26At the time of the Son of Man it will be just like at the time of Noach. 27People went on eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, right up to the very day that Noach boarded the ark; and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28Just like it was at the time of Lot: people went right on eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building; 29but on the very day that Lot left S'dom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

 30That is just how it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 31On that day, whoever is on the housetop with his possessions in the house, don’t go down to get them! Whoever is in the field, don’t turn back either! 32Remember Lot’s wife! 33Whoever tries to make his life secure will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserves it. 34I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left.[34] 35Two will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other will be left.36Two will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.[36]

37They asked him, “Where, Lord?”

And He answered them, Wherever the corpse is, that’s where the vultures will gather.

Chapter 18


 2. “Little ones” is not referring to children, but to those new in the faith. [RETURN]

 3. Rebuke. Greek epitimao, epitimao, chide, reprove, censure severely, to admonish or charge sharply or sternly.

 4. “Repent” doesn’t mean to just say “I’m sorry” and continue in the same behavior. If, for example, you are a thief and you repent, you will change your mind about the beavior and make an earnest attempt to stop stealing. If you say “I’m sorry” and habitually continue stealing, you have not repented. [RETURN]

24a. The Day of ADONAI (Isaiah 13:6-16; Ezekiel 30:3; Joel 2:1; Joel 2:11; Joel 2:30-32; 2Pet 3:10). On that “day” Yeshua will deliver His judgment against all the enemies of Israel and of His righteous ones, and He will establish His Kingdom and for 1,000 years He will physically reign over the entire earth from His father David’s throne in Jerusalem. [RETURN]

24b. When Yeshua returns, nobdy will have to go looking for Him! The entire world will be able to immediately see the effects of His coming.  [RETURN]

34. Rapture teachers use verses 34-36 and Matt 24:37-41 to teach that at the “rapture” those who are “taken away” are taken to safety. However the people in this teaching are all taken not to safety, but to judgment. Be careful of your theology! [RETURN]

36. Not all manuscripts include verse 36. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Friday, 10 July 2020
Notes and outline added Shabbat, 11 July 2020

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