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Speaking In Parables - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow” (Matthew 13:3). The Lord Jesus Christ, of course, often taught His disciples through parables, and this verse contains both the first reference to parables in the New Testament and...
Servants - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... go work today in my vineyard” (Matthew 21:28).Sonship requires service: “Son, go work.” Service requires urgency-“today.” Service means doing the Lord’s will in the Lord’s place, which is...
Aceldama - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - purchased with blood money, “the price of blood” (Matthew 27:6). The purchaser had been Judas (through the “executors” of his estate, as it were, following his suicide), but the blood he sold, to acquire the price of the...
From Disobedience To Obedience - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... 5:5), as well as “children of the kingdom” (Matthew 13:38). In contrast, note Ephesians 5:6: “Because of these things [that is, the sinful practices listed in Ephesians 5:3-5] cometh the wrath of God upon the children of...
Spirits of Truth and Error - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... we are told not to cast "pearls before swine" (Matthew 7:6) and to "shake off the very dust" from our feet against those who will not receive our witness (Luke 9:5). Others disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness...
The Fatherhood of God - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... have actually become "children of the wicked one" (Matthew 13:38) because of sin. We can only become spiritual children of the heavenly Father by being born again through faith in Christ. But we then truly "become the sons of...
Matthew 13:38
... field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked...
Acts 1:19: Aceldama - Study Note
... field of blood,” had been purchased with blood money (Matthew 27:6), and was thus fittingly named. In a sense, however, this field may be considered as a type of the world, in which is being sown the good seed of the word of God. “The...
Matthew 13:4: seeds - Study Note
... in which they are to be sown is the whole world (Matthew...
Ephesians 5:8: children of light - Study Note
(I Thessalonians 5:5), “children of the kingdom” (Matthew 13:38), and children of wisdom (Matthew 11:19), among others. In contrast, note also the metaphors applied to the “children of wrath” (see note on Ephesians...
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