Jean’s Gospel: With God All Things Are Possible!

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7 Responses

  1. JoelG says:

    This is very nourishing. Thank you Jean.

  2. Jean says:

    Thanks Joel.

    I wonder what would become of much of the Christian publishing industry if Christians actually understood what Jesus is saying to us.

  3. John 20:29 says:

    good teaching again, but, of course we must press on toward the prize of the high calling – run the race…
    i always, rightly or wrongly, read this parable to mean that some would live their lives in rebellion and come to know Christ at a later stage of life, some at the very end of their lives… and they would receive their wages solely according to God’s will (and wisdom), not according to how many years they’d “been with the company.”

    “The disciples evidently thought that by personal ambition, dedication and hard work the cream would rise to the top.”
    we don’t receive much teaching on this, do we? unless, it is deemed necessary to put us pew sitters in our place 🙂

    for a number of years we were in a very bad school district and when i met with one of my children’s teachers regarding the child’s drop from high honor role to failing grades, their response was, in essence, it’s your problem, “we find that the cream rises to the top; you expect too much of your children.”
    i wish i’d had the presence of mind to remind them that so does pond scum, maybe we’ve seen that in some church fellowships also?

  4. JoelG says:

    “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ ”

    These are such encouraging words from our Lord.

    “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.” – 1 Timothy 2: 1-6

    He wants ALL people to be saved. Even the “pond scum”. 😉 With God ALL things are possible.

  5. Victor says:

    I also see the first group of laborers as being the Jews, and the other groups as the Gentiles.

    Interesting comparison to parenthood and children. Siblings definitely do get jealous of each other though, just as in the parable.

  6. John 20:29 says:

    JoelG: “He wants ALL people to be saved. Even the “pond scum”. ? With God ALL things are possible.”
    amen and thank God … pray for the pond scum, too

  7. Jeffrey Pautz says:

    Thank you Jean.

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