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  • Richard on Matthew 11:28
    I firmly believe in infinity.
  • Rose on Matthew 11:30
    To become as a child means innocent-without judgment-to perceive with open eyes. To observe without preconception...
  • Rose on Matthew 11:30
    I don't get the naked story (Genesis 9)-why was Noah so angry??
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 11:30
    I agree with you, that just by the reading of that portion of Scripture, one could wonder what angered Noah. However, for Noah to have become angry there must be more to the story that we're not given.

    We only know that Ham walked by Noah's opened tent 'door' & saw his father in that state of drunkenness & nakedness. He then recounted what he saw, to his brothers, who then went & covered up their father without looking at him. No doubt Noah would have then enquired about this other covering on him & maybe woke up because of the commotion going on. He might have learned the details of Ham's 'more than a casual glance' at him & therefore was angered by his son's behaviour. Of course, nothing is said of Noah's bad behaviour by imbibing too much & displaying himself after being overly warmed by the wine. But I guess the rest of the story is to show why Ham was cursed for this act & the fallout for his descendants.
  • Ronald on Matthew 11:30
    Chris, took a bible trivia quiz on this site and it asked the question , how many half brothers did Jesus have . the answer was 4. I was very surprised by this answer. I myself have 2 half sisters. one we share the same father and the other the same mother. Can you or anyone give me some insight into this ? confused!
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 11:30
    Hi Ronald. According to Matthew 13:55,56, "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?"

    Since Jesus' birth as the Son of God wasn't the result of the procreation of Joseph & Mary but of Divine Seed, His birth had to be exceptional, both in terms of his dual Being as Human & Divine, but also in His relationship to His 'parents & siblings'. His four brothers & sisters (not told their number), could only ever be Jesus' 'half' brothers/sisters as they came into the world from the union of their parents, unlike Jesus coming from God, His Father, the Producer of that Holy Seed.

    The questions then arise: did Jesus also have similar DNA (or, even genetic markers) as the other siblings or His Mother, or did Jesus' physical appearance have similarities to the others? Depending on where your understanding on this is (i.e. if Jesus' birth was wholly Divine with Mary only contributing to His human nurture, sustenance & delivery of the Babe from the womb; or, if Jesus' birth was half Divine & half human thereby giving Him both Sonship to God & man), you might have your answer. My belief is that Jesus' was wholly Divine for the simple reason that if He wasn't, then the sin nature (of Mary) would have been passed onto Him: & I don't understand that from Scripture. Others, might understand this differently.
  • David - in Reply on Matthew 11:30
    He was physically human, having physical human DNA, Jesus wouldn't have been able to be killed if He wasn't flesh and blood. After His resurrection His body was indestructible, one resembling the son of man. His nature, all His thought and actions however were always the Spirit of His Father. John the Baptist said God gave Him the Spirit without measure.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 11:30
    I fully agree David. But whose DNA do you think Jesus would have had? A completely new, specific to a new creation-type of DNA, or from Mary? I'm thinking: was Jesus' DNA comparable to Adam's DNA in that completely new creation of God? Or, if Jesus had DNA or genetic markers from Mary, how then does the sin nature through her bear upon Him? These maybe rhetorical questions, as can one give conclusive answers?
  • Ashton on Matthew 11:30
    There are no actual photos of earth from space in it's entirety. They are all composite photos pieced together from several photos, or are simply drawings and animation. This is fully explained by NASA representatives. "But its round, it has to be."

    Is the direct quote from the guy who does it for a living. Many photos in NASA's vast library are complete composites. Many are not real. You can do this by running the images through a digital filter.
  • Erin on Matthew 11:30
    Tremaine, I am in tears reading your words, for I too am about to be in your situation, I turned to this verse in my Bible today and I thought I understood the meaning but I wanted to make sure so I came here for a more clear understanding, I almost did not read your comment but something said to stop and read, and boy am I glad that I did, God is trying to prepare me for the things to come, I need to lean on God as the man in my house and trust His will, I often get sidetracked by thoughts that my sins have caused my life to be harder so I deserve what comes my way, however, even if that is true it does not matter, God is a God of mercy and forgiveness and my past does not jade me to God's grace, because grace is not earned, he said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
  • Jack Gutknecht on Matthew 11
    Love the hymn based on Matthew 11:28

    Refrain

    Come, come to Jesus, weary, heavy hearted,

    Come, come to Jesus while you may;

    Now He is waiting, waiting to receive you.

    Hark! He is calling you today.
  • Jack Gutknecht on Matthew 11
    Lord Jesus Christ,

    at Thy invitation

    As weary souls, with sin oppressed,

    We come to Thee for needed rest,

    For comfort, and for pardon.

    28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (NIV)
  • Jack C Gutknecht on Matthew 11:28
    Love the hymn based on Matthew 11:28

    Refrain

    Come, come to Jesus, weary, heavy-hearted,

    Come, come to Jesus while you may;

    Now He is waiting, waiting to receive you.

    Hark! He is calling you today.
  • Keerthi on Matthew 11:17
    Explain clearly Mathew 11-17 verse we have piped unto u and u have not danced
  • Nathan Unger - in Reply on Matthew 11:17
    The first verse that comes to mind in light of interpreting Scripture with Scripture is Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

    To me taken in context this verse was, is, and will be highly condemnatory on the day of Judgement; the Great White Throne Judgement that is.

    It speaks to the fickle nature of man an God's willingness to go to every length possible both imaginable and unfathomable to offer His great mercy and forgiveness, all without violating His Holiness and character.

    just my 2 cents =)

    A great question by the way!
  • Joe - in Reply on Matthew 11:17
    I believe these verses are a parable aimed at the many un-believers, likely the Pharisees & Sadducees, - aka " ... this generation" who were acting like children who sometimes get huffy and say something like "I'm not going to play with you anymore".

    The worst part is, many of these Pharisees & Sadducees never did believe - unlike children who usually change their attitude and soon return to their playmates.
  • Nathan Unger - in Reply on Matthew 11:17
    Thank you!!!! This....!!!! Amen brother =)
  • John arnette on Matthew 11:12
    As the mighty men mentioned in the Old Testament who obtained by warfare, they fought physical battles. So, in the New Testament we fight spiritual battles. The weapons of are warfare are not carnal, but, mighty through GOD, to the pulling down of strongholds.this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 11:12
    Welcome to the Comment Rooms. We need lots more like you to show us how to pray.
  • John arnette - in Reply on Matthew 11:12
    John 15 : 16.....that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it you.
  • Luigi trombetta on Matthew 11:28
    to chris,(2 months ago) in reply to Matthew 11:28 thank you, one of the most clearer explanations I have heard, especially with the reinforcement of St Pauls which makes it even more clear and so beautifully reinforces the true message of Jesus. For all of you and for those of us who still are looking for the answers: Jesus's message in Matthew 11:28 is the answer.
  • Mishael on Matthew 11:28
    Many huge earthquakes on the Pacific coast of Chile today. One near Antarctica too.
  • Robert on Matthew 11:28
    In response to Jayden

    Reasons why OT matters

    History of God's chosen people

    Apostacy of the Church

    Not to be legalistic

    Forgiveness and generosity taught

    God wants to be involved in our lives

    Different types of prayer

    Teaches us how to worship

    Man's desire to be stiff necked and rebellious

    Prophecy some for the latter days; some of a better covenant

    Fortells the coming of Christ

    Why the Messiah was rejected

    Reasons for the New Testament

    In the Messiah's words

    The Comforter or Holy Ghost explained

    A better covenant (a direct link to God; Jesus as the intersessor, HG as the teacher and guide, the Word written upon mankinds heart)

    Grace

    Freely given, paid for, open to all who ask and seek

    Warnings

    Notes: the New Testament wasn't written or formulated until 60 years after Christ's death, resurrection and ascension but people claim the Old Testament is irrelevant (i.e. "Nailed to the Cross").

    The Bible was not canonized until 1611.

    Before that some prophecies were still being fulfilled (i.e. destruction of Tyre). Many prophecies still are future. (i.e. restoration of Israel and 2nd Coming).

    We are no longer in the dark ages. The Bible is more available to all than it has ever been. The internet connects the world like never before. False prophets and doctrines occur at a ridiculous pace (i.e. Another prophecy from both Testaments).

    Yet mankind still persists, our way is better than God's.

    Read it for yourself. Use the resources mentioned above. Don't trust anyone's interpretation but the HG's. Devotionals or doctrines that treat the Bible like a bag of trail mix seem wrong (i.e. Isn't that how this started? Hasn't it continued ever since?). From Genesis to Revelations.

    Grace, not legalism. The Lord wants a relationship with all and all to be reborn. His offer of salvation is open to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

    May your journey be fruitful, full of joy, and may you be counted worthy of the Creator's kingdom.

    Blessings and Prayers
  • Lavinia Rives - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    My question is Why do people continue to try to and do things in there own strength?When they know that GOD is Not A Man !
  • SAMUEL - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    Lack of faith and patience to wait apon the in His right appointed

    time and season.
  • Marlies Stack on Matthew 11:28
    A team of oxen or work horses...according to the laws of Physics...create a force which isn't just doubled but can potentially be increased to threefold, fourfold, and even higher when yoked. Imagine the force and the paths made straight when a believer is yoked to Jesus Christ!!!
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    Interesting & encouraging, thanks
  • Gerald john magowan on Matthew 11:28
    true revelation god created fleash reveals himself in secret and the enormity of the secret intensity of true devotion for all men from beginning to the end of time a secret contract is revealed to the world a life that has no end and is indiffinite is promise
  • James Morgan on Matthew 11:28
    The Bible verse is seemingly questionable. Firstly, the Lord said "Come to me, those who are heavy laden and weary. And I shall give you rest". He went on to say, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". For someone who is heavy laden and again given a yoke (as mentioned above) I think it is unfathomable. You already have burden and to be given another yoke (will surely) increase burden to become unbearable. Is it His miraculous ways that He is implying here or just juggling with words? Can someone please throw more light on my curiosity?
  • Anonynony - in Reply on Matthew 11
    He's inviting us to drop the heavy burden (sinful life) and take up a much lighter one (righteous life).


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