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What does Jesus mean when He says "stumbling blocks are sure to come?"

What are the offenses/stumbling blocks that are bound to come?

Luke 17:1

1 And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

Comment 1 Answer Asked December 11 2017


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What did Jesus mean when he said, "Salt is good but if the salt has lost its flavor how will you make it salty again?"



                

Mark 9:50

50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Comment 3 Answers Asked November 14 2017


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What is meant by "the righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand such a knowledge?"



                

Proverbs 29:7

7 A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Comment 2 Answers 2 Votes Asked November 07 2017


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What is the law of the spirit?



                

Romans 8:2

2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Comment Asked October 27 2017


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What did Jesus mean when he said to the Pharisees, Scribes and the lawyers, "The blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation"?



                

Luke 11:1 - 54

1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. 2 And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.

Comment 1 Answer 1 Vote Asked October 11 2017


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What is the Apostle Paul saying in this scripture when he says, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days"?



                

Colossians 2:16 - 18

16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Comment 2 Answers 2 Votes Asked October 10 2017


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Why did Jesus use the 5 sparrows to explain to the disciples their value to God?

What is the significance of the sparrows?

Luke 1:1 - 80

1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us. 2 Just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us.

Comment 1 Answer 1 Vote Asked September 29 2017


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What is meant by, "Those who receive instruction in the word should share all good things with the instructor"?



                

Galatians 6:6

6 One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

Comment 1 Answer Asked September 28 2017


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What did Jesus mean by telling the Pharisees, "You are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them and are not aware of it."?

What is the meaning of the graves?

Luke 11:44

44 Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.

Comment 2 Answers Asked September 21 2017


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What is meant by, "Who can stand before jealousy?" in Proverbs 27:4?



                

Proverbs 27:4

4 Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

Comment 3 Answers 1 Vote Asked September 17 2017


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What does it mean in Proverbs 22:3 that a prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished?

What is the difference here between a prudent man and a simple man?

Proverbs 22:3

3 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Comment 2 Answers 1 Vote Asked September 15 2017


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Does it show a lack of faith when you persistently ask for the same thing from the Father?



                

Romans 14:23

23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

Comment 2 Answers Asked September 10 2017


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What is the balance in prayer between praying persistently for something (Luke 11:8) and praying with such faith (lack of doubt) that you don't even feel you need to keep praying about a certain matter (Romans 14:23)?

It's confusing to know how to pray. Luke 11:8 seems to say we should keep...

Luke 11:8

8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

Comment 1 Answer Asked September 10 2017


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What did Jesus mean when he said to Martha that only one thing was needful, Mary had chosen it, and it could not be taken away from her?



                

Luke 10:42

42 "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Comment 2 Answers 1 Vote Asked September 06 2017