Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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Sue and I were reading in Matthew tonight. While reading, all I could think about was your e-mail about you praying God would raise up prophets, teachers, and apostles for his children. Seeing how the Sadducees and Pharisees could not recognize who Jesus was; how they sought to kill him, Peter, Stephen, Paul, and so on. These things hit my heart, to stay lowly and pray to have a pure heart!!!!!
In our reading in Matthew, it said "he who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward" (10:41).
I thank God that Jesus touched my heart so I could receive your teaching, that he took that wrong spirit from my heart so I could receive things of God from you. I pray my heart is prepared to be able to receive whoever God sends.
Question: In Matthew 13:52, Jesus said, "Every scribe who is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old." Is this someone like you who is our pastor teaching us new and old things of God?
Jimmy T., Jr.
Yes, that verse refers to a teacher who teaches and brings holy, hidden treasures to God's children from both the Old and New Testaments.
It is good to meet together to read the Bible and consider the things of God. You folks keep it up!