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Overview for Week Three

Day 12 begins what is known as "THE YEAR OF JESUS' POPULARITY"

    WEEK THREE'S PRAYER:
    Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for helping me to understand the Parables that Jesus told. What may be secret and hidden to those in the World, I am grateful that You are giving me understanding of Your Truths. I want to know You and Your ways better. Thank You for loving me, protecting me and guiding me on Your paths of Righteousness. Amen.

    Day 11 ~ K~ Kicked Out of Town

    TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

    Isaiah 61:1-2; Isaiah 58:6
    Ephesians 4: 7-9
    Luke 4: 14-30


      Today is the eleventh day of the Lent season. Jesus went back to His hometown near the end of His first year of preaching. The people rejected Him and ran Him out of town. They even tried to throw Jesus off the cliff.

      PROPHECY
      A Prophecy is when God tells someone something that will happen in the future, and it comes true. When Jesus returned to His hometown He went to the Synagog on the Sabbath and read from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. After He read the scripture He told the people that the Words that He read is fulfilled. That was telling the people that He was the person that Isaiah was writing about in the scripture.

      (NOTE: Verse 16 reads that Jesus went to Nazareth. It was not at the start of His ministry but perhaps almost a year later. In verse 23 Jesus says "...Do here in your hometown what we heard that You did in Capernaum." The Gospel of Luke records Jesus being baptized, then being tempted by the devil in the desert (Chapter 4:1-13). The next story that Luke records is Jesus rejected in His own hometown. There are no stories mentioned in Luke of Jesus' first year of ministry. It seems that all of the events of John 1:19-4:42 occurred between Luke 4:13 and 4:14.)

      This is the last story of Jesus' first year in ministry in our 40 day study. Some biblical writers call Jesus' first year in ministry as The Year of Inauguration. That means the year of His beginning of ministry.

      Click on the Picture of the horse and Princess Turquoise to learn about Freedom. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

      Day 12 ~ L ~ "LORD's FAVOR"

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      TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

      Exodus 20:3; Psalm 113:3-9; Acts 2:39
      Luke 4:18-19; Luke 4:42-44; Luke 5:15-16; Luke 6:1-11


      Today is the twelfth day of the Lent season. Yesterday we read that Jesus went to His hometown. He went to the Synagog and read Isaiah 61:1-2 from the Old Testament. This verse tells of the Messiah's ministry of preaching and healing to meet every human need. Jesus read "He has anointed me"; that meant Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit.

      When Jesus left Nazareth He began His second year in ministry. Bible Scholars call this "THE YEAR OF POPULARITY. The Bible tells us that every where Jesus went He preached with Power and Authority. People were healed and crowds of people followed Him. The most powerful words ever spoken were given by Jesus that year. Some Scriptures that mention Jesus' Power and Authority are:

      "The He went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people. They were amazed at His teaching, because "His message had authority."
      Luke 4:31-31

      "All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is His teaching? With Authority and Power He gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!" And the news about Him spread throughout the surrounding area."
      Luke 4:36-37

      Click on the Picture of the Rainbow Cove to find out about God's Almighty Power. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

      Day 13 ~ M ~ MIRACLES OF JESUS

      TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

      Exodus 7:8-9; Acts 5:12-16
      Luke 4:38-44; Psalm 77:10-15


      Today is the thirteenth day of the Lent season. Today we will read about the many miracles that Jesus preformed while He was on Earth. There are thirty-seven (37) miracles in the Bible that are recorded. On day 3 of the Lent season we read the story about Jesus turning the Water to Wine at the wedding in Canon. On day 9 we read about the Ill Boy that Jesus healed. Ever since I was a little girl I loved to listen to the stories of Jesus and the awesome miracles that He preformed. From healing Jairus' Daughter to Walking on Water. The stories of Jesus performing miracles always makes my heart leap with joy and excitement! You can CLICK HERE to see a chart of a list of the miracles by Jesus that are found in the Gospels.

      What Was the Purpose of The Miracles During Jesus' Ministry?

      It is clear in the Bible that when Jesus performed miracles the people got excited and then they took notice to everything Jesus said. They knew that this had to be the Son of God, The Messiah that the Bible prophets told us would come to Earth.

      The miracles that the four gospels record are not the only miracles that Jesus performed, but the specific ones the writers picked out under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to represent his ministry. At the end of John's gospel he says the books of the world would be filled with Jesus' miracle accounts if they were all written down. There are only two of Jesus' miracles that are found in all four gospels. They are the feeding of the five thousand and the resurrection.

      In Matt. 4:23 Jesus healed every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. One woman just touched the fringe of His cloak and she was instantly healed. Then all the multitude were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all (Luke 6:19). Jesus did all kinds of miracles and various different illnesses were healed. They include: leprosy, blindness from birth, deafness, paralysis, fever, shriveled limbs, an amputated ear, muteness, and blood hemorrhaging.

      In Matthew 8:10,13 Jesus healed a centurion servant without even being present. He healed by touch and from a distance demonstrating that He is Lord of space and time. Jesus had control over nature too. One night he spoke and the storm at sea was calmed. That story is found in Matthew 8:25-27. We will read that story on Day 17 for "Q" Quieting the Sea.

      Today's Story is about Jesus Healing the Blind Man at the Pool of Siloam ~ CLICK HERE

      Click on the Picture of Knight Jacinth at the Abiding Cannon for more stories on miracles. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

      Day 14 ~ N ~ NEWS FROM A MOUNTAIN

      Sermon of the Mount

      TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

      Exodus 20:13-14; Ephesians 1:3-11; Matthew 5:1-7:29; Psalm 40:4-5

      Today is the fourteenth day of the Lent season. We are going to read one of the most popular sermons given of all times. Jesus sat on the top of a mountain with crowds of people surrounding him. He revealed many truths about God and His Kingdom. Jesus began His sermon with what we call The Beatitudes. He gave us eight (8) truths to inherit the Kingdom of God. Just 4 Kids Magazine wrote a Beatitudes book for children years ago. It is one of our most popular books, and it explains in depth what each Beatitude means. You can read it by CLICKING HERE.

      Here is a list of just some of the topics that Jesus covered during the Sermon of the Mount: The Beatitudes, Being Salt & Light, The Fulfillment of the Law, Murder, Adultery, Divorce, Oaths, Eye for Eye, Love for your Enemies, Giving to the Needy, How to Pray, Reason to Fast, Treasure in Heaven, Worries, Judging Others, Ask- Seek & Knock, Narrow & Wide Gates, True and False Prophets, True & False Disciples and The Wise & Foolish Builders. That is a lot to learn during one sermon. Jesus preached with such power and authority that the people would listen to every Word that Jesus spoke. He preached the truth in love. Today most preachers repeat the truths from the Sermon of the Mount when they preach about God and His Kingdom.

      CLICK HERE for 100 Truths of Jesus

      Click on the Picture of the Peaceful Valley to read about God's Understanding. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

      Day 15 ~ O ~ OIL & PERFUME

      TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

      Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 4:23; Philippians 4: 5-7; Luke 7:36-50 and 8:1-3; Psalm 101:1-6

      Today is the fifteenth day of the Lent season. Today we are studying about the importance of the condition of our heart. God told Samuel that He does not look at the outward appearance of man, but the condition of our heart. God knows if you are really seeking Him and loving Him or if you are just saying that you are. God knows the truth. When the sinful woman approached Jesus in the story in Luke 7 she started washing His feet with her tears and poured expensive perfume on His feet. Jesus knew that her heart was completely sincere in her repentance and love for Jesus. Because of Her Thankful Heart her sins were completely forgiven and she was set free.

      CLICK HERE to read the story of Mary who anointed Jesus' feet with perfume

      Click on the Picture of Princess Turquoise to read about having a Thankful Heart. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.

      PRAYER:
      DEAR GOD
      I want to thank You
      For what you have already done.
      I am not going to wait
      Until I see Results or receive Rewards;
      I am thanking you right now.
      I am not going to wait
      Until I feel better or things look better;
      I am thanking you right now.

      I am not going to wait
      Until People say they are sorry
      Or until they stop talking about me;
      I am thanking you right now.
      I am not going to wait
      Until the Pain in my Body disappears ;
      I am thanking you right now.
      Amen

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      Day 16 ~ P ~ PARABLES OF JESUS

      TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

      Isaiah 2:3; Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 13:1-52; Psalm 78:1-8

      Today is the sixteenth day of the Lent season. Jesus sat by the lake and a large crowd gathered around Him. So He went out in a boat and spoke to the crowd in PARABLES.

      WHAT IS A PARABLE?

      A parable is a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.

      "Jesus used simple word-pictures, called parables, to help people understand who God is and what his kingdom or reign is like. Jesus used images and characters taken from everyday life to create a miniature play or drama to illustrate his message. This was Jesus most common way of teaching. His stories appealed to the young and old, poor and rich, and to the learned and unlearned as well. Over a third of the Gospels by Matthew, Mark, and Luke contain parables told by Jesus. Jesus loved to use illustrations to reach the heart of his listeners through their imagination. These word-pictures challenged the mind to discover a new idea of what God is like and moved the heart to make a response to God's love and truth. Like a skillful artist, Jesus painted evocative pictures with short and simple words. A good picture can speak more loudly and clearly than many words. Jesus used the ordinary everyday to point to another order of reality -- hidden, yet visible to those who had "eyes to see" and "ears to hear". Jesus communicated with pictures and stories, vivid illustrations which captured the imaginations of his audience more powerfully than an abstract presentation could. His parables are like buried treasure waiting to be discovered." by Ricky Riders

      CLICK HERE for Jesus' Parables Written Just 4 Kids.

      PRAYER:
      Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for helping me to understand the Parables that Jesus told. What may be secret and hidden to those in the World, I am grateful that You are giving me understanding of Your Truths. I want to know You and Your ways better. Thank You for loving me, protecting me and guiding me on Your paths of Righteousness. Amen.

      List of Prayers

      Click on the Picture of the Beach at Twilight to read about finding God Secret Door. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom. BACK TO INDEX