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A Word to the Wise

12-30-2017 – A Word to the Wise: Now what is interesting about this passage is its roots in Leviticus 25. Here The Lord tells Moses the laws concerning sabbatical and jubilee years. In Luke Jesus reads a passage to the people which combines what the two laws represent.

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A Word to the Wise

12-28-2017 – A Word to the Wise: Here is the passage: And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the Sabbath day. And he stood up to read;17 and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:16-21

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A Word to the Wise

12-26-2017 – A Word to the Wise: Major Turning Point in Jesus Ministry –
A fascinating issue is addressed in Luke 4 which gives insight into the beginning ministry of Jesus.

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A Word to the Wise

12-23-2017 – A Word to the Wise: According to scripture, eight days after Jesus’ birth He is taken to the Temple and is circumcised. The presentation at the Temple occurs on the ninth of November. Joseph, having been warned in a dream and having purchased necessary supplies, leaves for Egypt.

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12-21-2017 – A Word to the Wise: This was a necessity since at this point it may be presumed that Joseph and Mary were fairly poor.

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12-20-2017 – A Word to the Wise: The magi’s arrival on 7 October bringing gifts for the new born child provides the funds necessary for the coming journey.

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A Word to the Wise

12-19-2017 – A Word to the Wise: Tabernacle being a literal translation of the word in the text. The Feast of Tabernacles in 2/1 B.C. occurred on October seventh of that year. This would be five months before the death of Herod.

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