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Sunday, September 10, 2017


Luke 16:19-24

There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.

Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Then he cried and said, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame."



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

As He was traveling to Jerusalem, shortly before the Passover, Jesus told the story of the rich man and Lazarus, (see Bible verses above). We need not assume the story of the rich man and Lazarus is a parable. There are no parables that give names to any of the people featured there.

We know that Jesus had a friend named Lazarus who died and was raised from the dead by Him. Jesus knew that Lazarus was dead before He ever got to Bethany. It only makes sense that the Lazarus in Jesus' story and the one He raised from the dead shortly after telling that story are the same person. The lessons we learn from both accounts complement each other so beautifully!

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. In what year did Solomon begin to build the temple?

Answer below.

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--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

"Whatever people may think of you, do that which you believe to be right. Be alike indifferent to censure or praise."

- Pythagoras




--FEATURED POEM:

"Only one life,
'twill soon be past,
Only what's done
for Christ will last."


C.T. Studd

Sent in By: Maria

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. In what year did Solomon begin to build the temple?

A. And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.

1 Kings 6:1

Solomon had a great desire to build the temple to fulfill the hopes of his father David.

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