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Luke Chapter 9

  • Bible Study on Luke 

    Luke Chapter 9


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    Luke 9 Outline:
    9:1-6       Jesus sends out the twelve.
    9:7-9       Herod the tetrarch.
    9:10-17   The feeding of the five thousand.
    9:18-20   Peter’s confession.
    9:21-22   A prophecy of the passion.
    9:23-27   Taking up the cross.
    9:28-36   The transfiguration.
    9:37-43   The demon possessed boy.
    9:44-45   Another prophecy of the passion.
    9:46-48   The disciples pride is revealed.
    9:49-50   A strange exorcist.
    9:51-56   Jesus is rejected by a samaritan village.
    9:57-62   Some people want to follow Jesus, but have excuses.

    Fun Facts:
    — The disciples were not always together, because Jesus called the twelve together in 9:1. Some of them had homes and families and spent part of their time there. Peter was married; Jesus healed his mother-in-law (Matt 8:14).

    — The word “Tetrarch” means a ruler over a a fourth part of a region, but it came to be used over any petty rulers.

    — Andrew, Peter’s brother found the boy with the five barley loaves and two fish (John 6:8).

    Study Notes:
    — Jesus called the twelve together and sent them out “two by two (as Mark tells us)” and told to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal. This is what Jesus was doing and an extension of His own ministry. He was concerned with people’s bodies as well as their souls. They were to travel light and the need was urgent. God would supply their needs, and He did (Luke 22:35). They were to stay at one house, there would be someone interested enough to take them in. The limitation of staying at one house would also limit how long they would stay in a city. They went through the villages on a country tour, preaching and healing “everywhere.”

    Jesus told them that if they were not accepted, to shake off the dust from their feet. There was an idea among strict Jews that the dust of gentile lands carried defilement and they would shake it off after traveling abroad. The disciples using the same act against those that rejected the kingdom, as a testimony against them, declared that they were no better than the gentiles, they were not the people of God that they thought they were. Paul and Barnabas did this in Acts 13:51. The equipment stipulations were only for this trip and not to be regarded as a universal example because Jesus later told them to take a purse, bag and a sword (Luke 22:36). When the twelve returned, Jesus took them to a deserted place to rest but the crowds followed Him, and Jesus welcomed them anyway (9:11), preached the kingdom and cured those that needed healing.

    — Herod the tetrarch refers to Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great. The word “Tetrarch” means a ruler over a a fourth part of a region, but it came to be used over any petty rulers. He became tetrarch of Galilee and Perea about 4 BC and held his office until AD 39. So he was the ruler in most of the areas where Jesus spent time, for most of the life of Jesus. Herod’s brother Phillip ruled as tetrarch to the north-east of the Sea of Galilee. Herod married “Herodias”, his brother Philip’s wife (Mark 6:17). When John the baptizer told him that was wrong, he locked John up and later Herodias had John beheaded. The thought of John rising from the dead disturbed him, so he wanted to see Jesus.

    — Jesus fed five thousand men that were listening to Him teach from five loaves and two fish (9:13). This was a miracle of God multiplying food and providing for their needs. The people ate until they were full and “satisfied” and there were twelve baskets of broken pieces left. Some have a problem with that, I do not. To me, trusting God to raise you from the dead and yet not believing that He could multiply food does not synchronize. It is consistent with the entire Bible and God had multiplied food many times before with Elijah (1King 17:14), Elisha (2Kings 4:1) as well as raining mana from heaven for forty years (Exodus 16:35). Paul said that in the last days there would be those that would have a form of godliness, but deny its power and from such people, turn away (2Tim. 3:5). This was a real miracle and He did it at least twice (Mark 8:19).

    — At the foot of Mount Hermon near Caesarea Phillippi (Matt 16:13, Mark 8:27), Jesus prayed alone. This was heathen territory where they worshipped the god “Pan.” Jesus had withdrawn there to get away from Herod’s area and the crowds that thronged them to have a quieter place to pray. After Jesus prayed alone, He asked the disciples “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They answered much like the reports that had reached Herod (9:7), John the Baptizer, Elijah, a prophet of old. Then Jesus asked them “Who do you say that I am?” and Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” Jesus went on to explain what would happen to the “Messiah” and explained that He would be killed, and the third day raised up.

    Jesus warned them to tell this to no one. The Jews detested being subject to the Romans and longed for deliverance. They would follow almost anyone who claimed to be Messiah and there were many revolts. If people started claiming that Jesus was Messiah then the people would have taken it as political and a military action, missing the entirety of His teachings. Jesus made it clear that He would suffer many things, be rejected by the religious leaders, killed and raised up. The disciples found this very difficult to understand, they still had not learned it when Jesus was crucified.

    — Right after Jesus spoke of His own cross, he spoke of another cross, the cross of His followers. There is a difference, His followers cross is not literal and their sufferings are not atoning, but it was (and is) very real. The follower of Jesus must “deny himself”, he cannot be self-centered. There is nothing self-indulgent about being a Christian. Crucifixion was just a method of capital punishment in those days and many were crucified, apparently even thieves. The disciples had probably seen a man “take up his cross” and go off with a little band of Roman soldiers on a one-way journey. They understood what He said. Following Him would be saying good-bye to your old life. Also to be ashamed of Him now, will result in Him being ashamed of us when He returns.

    — Matthew 17, Mark 9 and Luke 9 record the transfiguration on the mountain. Jesus often went out to pray, but this time the appearance of His face was altered and His clothing became dazzling white like flashing lightning. Two men appeared, Moses and Elijah, and began talking with Him about His departure. Jesus probably prayed for long periods because His disciples often fell asleep during this time. When they awoke from the light, they saw Jesus transfigured. When Moses and Elijah prepared to leave, Peter offered to build them temporary shelters like a tent, maybe to get them to stay longer, but a cloud appeared and took them away. A voice spoke out of the cloud saying “This is My beloved Son, Listen to Him!” God had showed up in a cloud before (Exodus 40:34).

    — They may have spent the night on the mountain because Luke 9:37 reads “the next day, when they had come down from the mountain” they met man with a son that was possessed by an evil spirit with symptoms like epilepsy. The ones up on the mountain in prayer had seen heavenly glory, but the ones down on the plain were struggling with defeat. The disciples could not cast it out, even though they had coped with demons successfully during their preaching tour. Jesus cast the spirit out. In Mark 9:28 the disciples ask Jesus why they could not cast it out and Jesus replied that this kind only comes out by prayer (and some manuscripts “and fasting.”) Jesus did not pray or fast at that moment, so He had prepared Himself before.

    — The disciples actually got into an argument about which of them was the greatest (Luke 9:46). Jesus had just told them about His coming death for sinners. They were thinking of themselves, He was always thinking of others. He took a child and set him by His side helpless and unimportant, and said that whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me, and He who sent Me. Also, Jesus did not say that they would be the “Greatest”, He said they would “be great.” In the kingdom of God, people do not compare themselves with one another.

    — Luke 9:49 makes a strange reference to John saying that “We saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn’t follow with us.” To which Jesus told them “Don’t forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us.” So we have someone casting out demons, when the disciples were recently unable to to do that, and they tried to stop him because he was not one of them. Did they really walk up and say “No, leave the demon in them because you are not one of us. If you were one of us, it would be ok.” It was not enough for the man to do what Jesus did, he needed to be in their circle as well. It is funny to see that denominational barriers started with the first generation of Jesus’ followers. “You are not one of us, we are the true chosen.”

    — When the samaritan village rejected Jesus, James and John wanted to call down fire from heaven as Elijah did. Jesus nicknamed them “The sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17). Jesus rebuked them and told them that He did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.

    — There were many people that wanted to follow Jesus, but they had an excuse. The first man wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus told him that He himself had no where to lay His head. Maybe the man had not counted the cost of what following Jesus would mean for him. The second wanted to bury his father, which implies that his father was not dead yet or he would not have been with Jesus at the time. He would have been home making funeral arrangements. He probably meant “wait until my father dies.” Jesus told him to let the spiritually dead, bury the dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God. The third man wanted to return home and tell them goodbye. This sounded fine but Jesus must have discerned some reluctance in the man to take a decisive step and pointed out that there was no room for those that look back when they are called to go forward.

    Jesus heals a demon possessed man near the sea of galilee

    Study Questions: (if your answers are very long, you may want to type them first in something like Word or Notepad, which doesn't require an Internet connection, then copy and paste (Ctrl-A to select, Ctrl-V to copy, Ctrl-V to paste), to prevent mishaps.  Also, there is a 3K character limit, so if they are super long, feel free to post more than once, and just answer a couple of questions at a time. Also, you are welcome to post any questions you may have. We look forward to your thoughts!)

    1) When Jesus sent his disciples out to minister, He equipped them with "authority over all demons and to cure diseases”, but did not allow any other resources, such as money or a change of clothing. What do you think His purpose was in this plan? Have you experienced times of God’s deliverance and healing? Feel free to share.

    2) Jesus fed five thousand people with a bit of bread and fish. Why do you think Jesus provided for them out of that, as opposed to creating the food, like the manna given to Moses’ people? Feel free to share if you have experienced times of God’s provision in your life.

    3) In Luke 9:23, Jesus instructed anyone who wishes to follow Him to “let him deny himself and take up his cross daily”. What does this mean to us in our daily walk as Christ followers?

    4) Though Jesus had, in Luke 9:1, given his disciples authority over all demons, they were not able to remove the demon from the boy in Luke 9:40. This section shows that there was a gap between the authority given to them and its fulfillment that the disciples could not bridge. Why do you think this occurred? What can we do to prevent it from happening to us?

    5) In Luke 9:48, Jesus said that “he who is least among you is one who is great.” as a response to His disciples argument about who was the greatest. Why do think the disciples would argue about such a thing in front of their Master? What can we do to cultivate the outlook of the “least amongst you” in ourselves?


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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor!
June 8, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Oh my, pondering on these questions......
June 9, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady 1. Jesus knew His disciples would be provided for by people who were led by God to do so. In this way they would be protected from adversity  where they slept and grow in their faith that the Lord was their provider. 2. Jesus feeding the multitude showed that God can make much from little. He can take whatever we have and grow it to provide for our needs. 3. Talking up His cross is to put other's needs before our own. To truly love others more than ourselves, no matter what the cost. 4. The disciples failure to heal the boy is to show us that praying and fasting can empower the Holy Spirit and give us the ability to conquer obstacles in our way while serving the Lord. 5. The disciples were suffering from a prideful holier than though attitude. Jesus reminded them God doesn't have a grading scale. He rewards us based on our humility and willingness to serve the Lord.
June 9, 2015
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Rhonda Teem
Rhonda Teem Not sure if its ok to post this here, so please remove, or tell me to remove it? Thank you.... I am new to this group. I lack confidence in providing my answers, as I am afraid of judgement (which I KNOW where that is coming from). I know that everyone here is very trust-worthy and understanding, but this is something that I've had trouble with, my entire life. I have stage fright, basically. So, if anyone has any tips, if they have been in my shoes for this reason, I would sure appreciate your time in filling me in.... Thank you all and GBY! 
June 9, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Hi Rhonda, good to see you here! Don't worry, you can just be yourself here :). Just take it a step at a time and I think you'll find everyone is very friendly and supportive here!
June 9, 2015
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Rhonda Teem
Rhonda Teem Thank you (L) I'm afraid of embarrassing myself by not being very articulate, or using proper grammar, even putting the wrong answers in. I am terrified of it. I have been put down a lot, and I've just decided to keep my answers to myself basically. Literally in anything...not just here. I can't even tell a joke to save my life! LOL I will stop the commenting here, as I know this is for the bible study. I just wanted to respond. Thank you Miss Syliva...
June 9, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Don't worry about any of that, Rhonda! If the questions help you think about the scripture as you are reading it, that's plenty fine :)! It's not about having right or wrong answers, because any of us could be wrong :).
June 9, 2015
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Rhonda Teem
Rhonda Teem Thank you..... I love this place.... I really don't have anything to fear here.... Well, I shall go about my business, and keep looking through the groups! And pm'ing you back and forth lolol
June 9, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Welcome Rhonda, this is a safe place and friendly. Thank you for joining us :)
June 9, 2015
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Deleted Member 1) I believe Jesus wanted the disciples to be completely dependent upon Him. they needed to totally trust Him for everything. Jesus has touched healed me so many times, but when I was 12 years old, I had my tonsils taken out and a week later at home I started spitting up blood during the night, the next day, I began bleeding from my throat to the point, by the time I hadn't gotten to the hospital, I had lost all the blood I could lose, they had people standing by to give me blood, they took me back into surgery, could not put me to sleep, no pain medicines or anything, they immediately had to go in and stop the bleeding and close up with stitches again. I was on my death bed. They told my Mom if I hadn't got there when I did, I wouldn't have lived, that was a miracle, but the miracle that happened on the way to the hospital, was even more amazing. Back then we had no rescue squads or anything, so my Mom had to take me in her car, about 7 miles down the road, her car cut off and drifted into Mrs. Cannon's yard, she had just got home from work, put me in her car, drove 80 miles an hour trying to get a policeman to stop her so he could lead us through the town of Marion to the hospital, but no one did. We made it, but if she had just not have gotten home from work, we would have had no one else that could have taken me. She was my guardian angel that day and to this day everytime I see her, I always thank her for what she did. She saved my live through God's hands.
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Deleted Member Hi, Rhonda, My name is Tamara, please know you are in a warm and welcoming group of people. Pastor Dion and Sylvia are amazing and we are all here to be a blessing to you. Don't be afraid about anything you want to say, I make so many mistakes, I have to message Sylvia to straighten out my boo boos. LOL ( I am so happy you have become a part of our awesome family here at Refreshing Hope. Love and blessings, Tamara
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Deleted Member I sure pray we can keep the Bible Study it is a blessing to me. I have read the Bible many times, but I am learning something new everyday. Thanks for all the hard work y'all put into this. 
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Noraima Crespo
Noraima Crespo There have been many times were god has shown up and me and my children through hard times.I don't have a number on how many times LOL so I believe his love and care is always with us. Also I was reading on folks giving Jesus excuses on why they wouldn't leave with him of thinking were they afraid? or just giving meaningless excuses because they didn't really believe sort of like brushing him off. Anyone thought on this?
June 10, 2015
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Cheryl Hebert
Cheryl Hebert Answers: Luke Chapter 9   1)  His purpose was to teach them pure faith in HIM.  Many times I wondered saying, “Ok, God, You alone can provide my needs. I trust You.”  Was it easy, not most of the time.  When I was first saved, the Lord showed Himself to me so mightily…he healed me of elbow and hand problems, due to the work I was doing.  He delivered me from 4 addictions in one month.  So, do I believe HE will provide and do what HE says, OH YES, I DO!   2)  I think HE was trying to show them that firstly, nothing was impossible for HIM to do and secondly, that whatever we offer to HIM out of the goodness of our hearts, HE WILL MULTIPLY!!!  Many times after I was just saved, I held a job that paid minimum wage and I lived alone and maintained a household.  Every week, I’d see HIM multiply my money to even have enough left over for a pizza or something. But, my tithe has always been first thing off the top to be put aside!  I think God’s blessings come when we believe, obey and listen to HIS precepts!  HE cannot go against HIS WORD!   3)  To me it means, pay attention to what you know to be His Word and Will; put my own opinions and conveniences on hold; let HIS light shine through me.  IS that always easy for me? Nope!   4)  Jesus said, if I understand it correctly, that there was unbelief on the part of the disciples. I think we know that we have the authority given to us, just as to the disciples, to cast out demons in Jesus’ Name, but we don’t think about it much or encounter or recognize it in this day and age, we would be doubtful, too, if we did encounter it. It should be something that we witness often, as the devil is very busy these days. There is much demonic activity around us.  But, I think fear causes our pastors and us to not address the matter.  The only way for us to believe and grow in our belief in Jesus is to stay in the Word of God.  Fear is of the enemy and we MUST learn to stand on “He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world!”   5)  Not sure if the disciples at this point clearly understood just what was about to happen.  Thinking about who is going to be greater than another is pride.  We should take our lesson of servant hood from Jesus…HE showed this at the last supper and throughout HIS ministry. It was never about HIS needs, but the need for others to know HIS Father, through HIM! The need for Salvation through HIM!
June 10, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Hi Rhonda, it"s me Kay...I think we take ourselves way too serious in general. I can't spell nothing, I think too fast and I am always leaving out words....oh well, I think we can all read between the lines of anything you say.....Judge not less you will be judged is a principle we suppose to live by period. This site is about what God is about "LOVE"'. I am kinda the preachy one.....I don't like us letting the devil steal our Joy. I feel like it is hard to understand who God is, if you  don't recognize the devil when you see him.God brought you here for a reason.....don't let Satan stop you from asking or saying anything that is on your heart......What I like about the questions is it makes me study more and search resources for understanding....then I read the comments of others, Wow I got it now......learning......DO NOT let the Devil stop you...it is our Job to make him say....Man she/ He still talking?.....LOL.......P.s. I am sure I may have left out a word or made some kinda mistake......I think you got it however...Be encourged........xoxo
June 10, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Great thoughts, Kay :)!
June 10, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Q-1.  God will supply all our needs in due time, not when you want, but right on time Q-2. " He can take little and make much...... side note Fish in the bible The meaning of the word and symbol is very clever. The word ichthys means fish in Greek, but the letters are also the initials of five Greek words that mean “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior” (Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter). Bread is also used to repesent Christ " the bread of life Q-3. We should spread the good news in our daily life and let people see our light in all situations. Q-4. Belief was not strong enough. Q-5. Our big fat ego's....no one is better or less. We are all God's chosen people.
June 10, 2015
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Deleted Member 3) I feel like this means we are to put Jesus first above all things, even though sometimes it may seem hard, if He is first then we will be first in His Kingdom. He loves us enough to want us to follow Him with all our heart and He will take care of the rest.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Question #1 I think Jesus told His men not to bring the "extras" with them because then they would know who really listened--the families that supplied those essentials were the families that LISTENED to the Word of God--they could remain with them and keep teaching and they would be willing to provide their needs for food, clothing, etc.Those families were the seeds that were planted in the good soil Jesus spoke about.Question #2 Jesus gave them a miracle so they would know He was the true Son of God! Then all they would have to do is BELIEVE IN HIM!Question #3 Jesus HAS to come FIRST--He wants us to put HIM above everything else, including our family and supposed "obligations" that tend to come first in our lives. They are secondary to God! We must renounce all worldy things and look to JESUS FIRST!Question #4 We must have FAITH and then we can move mountains--as Jesus once demonstrated with the fig tree that withered when it didn't provide Him with food. He even told us that with faith, we can do MORE! We have to trust that when we put out complete faith in Jesus, all things are possible, even the things we attempt to change by our own power and find we can't do so!#5 I think the dsciples wanted to look good in front of Jesus--they were still thinking in human terms and not in God's terms. For Jesus had said that the last would be first and the first would be last.. gee, didn't Bob Dylan also declare that in "The Times They Are A-Changin'"? LOL!
June 11, 2015
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Deleted Member 4) Many times, the things that we need the most, to be able to lay hands on people and they be healed or to cast out demons, such as the disciples had seen, we have to be prayed up and even only somethings come through our fasting, whether it is food, or just something we give up for a period of time, to let Jesus know that we are serious about getting closer to Him, through praying much, having faith and trust in Him and fasting to draw closer.
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman 1. To trust in the providence of God. 2. I'm not sure, but this reminds me of the scripture where we are told to give and it will be given back to you, a good measure, shaken down and overflowing. 3. To put Christ first, trust God to bring good from your suffering. 4. They needed to spend more time in prayer to allow Gods power to work through them.  For myself I need to spend more time in prayer to trust in such power. 5.To show that Gods values are not the worlds values. 
June 12, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider Thanks so much for posting the map....it is simple, easy to read, and gives extra insight into the study.
June 12, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Q4. I have a problem happening in my life. I pray for people I do not know those people I got to see on the News who were injured and died, sick kids or adults dying fr cancer, family of friends friend, i always say a prayer for them.But I do not know what happened somewhere somehow a spirit (maybe good or bad) came along To cut it short. They bother me so much especially night time  they do not make me sleep They make sounds in my bed. Not scared at them. I pray pray pray and got ghost bps especially when they heard the name of LORD JESUS CHRIST but they come back everyday for almost tep years now Do you think I need a priest or a pastor to help get them go away? HELP Pls
June 12, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza To edit my years being bothered. It is almost TWO YRS now
June 12, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Q#1-Jesus said He sent His word and Healed them, therefore to me His Word has All the Power and Authority needed. I have and am still recieving God's healing in my life. Dr.'s have no clue as to what is going on with me therefore they choose to believe that what I say isn't factual only becausse they don't know what to do. But bit by bit I continue to trust and speak God's word for my healling and I recall one Dr. telling me I would be Blind by the age of 40, but that's not what God said. I'm visually impaired, however I do have useable sight Praise God. The Dr. told me this years ago and also said we don't know why you're vision isn't 20/20 there is no medical condition that they can come up with as to why I'm visually impaired and the same thing is occuring now with other medical symptoms. Q#2=Yes Jesus could have created the food, however it was meant for all to see how He took something so little and made it great ot supply for 5000 people. For me the underline meaning is never feel you don't have enough to share with others in need becausse God will take what you have to offer and make it stretch to meet the needs of those you are willing to share with. Jesus know what we need and who to send it to us. One day I really needed some food and couldn't get to the store, my nephew called said to come downstairs becuase his my sister had something to give to me. It was two bags of groceries now look at God for she knew nothing of what I needed  but God did and that's exactly what was in the bags.
June 12, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander I'm learning that Faith defeats Fear all the time. I'm not one to step up and speak out however God had something else in mind because I'm the president of Visionary Trail Blazers and I often delegate others to do the upfront speaking at our performances. But they got me good saying your the President you have ot say something. So I said ok Lord you and I let's do this because aside from you I can do nothing. So step out in FAITH AND GO FOR IT WITH GOD...
June 12, 2015
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Deleted Member 5) I think they argued in front of Jesus, hoping He would say He had a favorite and they could brag about it and feel superior to the other disciples, but Jesus loves us all the same.( I think we need to keep ourselves humble so that Jesus can use us and even when Jesus may place us in superiority, we still need to be humble, because what Jesus raises up, He can also bring down, if we think of ourselves as better than others. Jesus wouldn't be pleased with that, He wants us humble and have faith like little children. He will truly bless the humble of heart.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Deng, if you are being attacked by something that won't be rid of with prayer, you may try a fast. We have found that fasting has an amazing power to change your environment. Of course it doesn't guarantee everything you are asking for, but it sounds like you are being attacked by the enemy, so fasting would be a good step.
June 13, 2015
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Daryl Donerson
Daryl Donerson Q1-Jesus gave them power for the ministry He sent them out to do, Jesus wanted them to trust and have faith in God for all other resources they needed.  Yes God has delivered me numerous times from living in a worldly way because of my hard head. I prayed and prayed for God to deliver me out of situations that I got myself into, and He opened doors that I walked through and started my life once again with God. Thank You JESUS!!!!!!!!
June 14, 2015
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Daryl Donerson
Daryl Donerson Q2- I think Jesus wanted to show them what God can do with what they had there. Just like us, He's showing  us what He can do with who we are and what we have. God shows us how He can provide and stretch for us what we have. 
June 14, 2015
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Daryl Donerson
Daryl Donerson Q3- I believe this means as followers of Christ, God needs to be first in our lives before anybody or anything. We should lay down our plans and allow God's purpose and plan for our lives to be formed, so that we can become the men and women He created us to be.
June 14, 2015
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Daryl Donerson
Daryl Donerson Q4- Jesus said this kind only comes out through prayer and fasting. It looks like the disciples did not pray before trying to remove the demon.
June 14, 2015
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Daryl Donerson
Daryl Donerson Q4- continue- We need to pray daily for God's strength, wisdom, knowledge, and protection, this is the only way to be prepared for whatever we may encounter throughout our day.
June 14, 2015
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Daryl Donerson
Daryl Donerson Q5- The disciples weren't thinking about Jesus or what He had just said about his death, they were thinking about themselves, which shows pride in their hearts. I think one of the ways to develop the outlook of the "least amongst you" is to care and think more about others than ourselves. 
June 14, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams Q4-JESUS DID GIVE HIS DISCIPLES THE POWER TO CAST OUT DEMONS BUT AT THAT TIME HIS DISCIPLES HAD NOT VET FASTED BECAUSE JESUS WAS STILL WITH THEM AND THEN JESUS SAID TO THEM THAT THESE WILL ONLY COME OUT BY FASTING AND PRAYING....
June 15, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams Q4-WE CAN FAST AND PRAY AND PUT ALL OF OUR TRUST IN THE FINISHED WORK OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHIRST....
June 15, 2015
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Kenneth Johnson
Kenneth Johnson THANKS FOR THE MESSAGE
June 16, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider #3 i think we especially need to take up our crosses and loudly proclaim our faith today when Christians around the world are being singled out for ridicule (America),and torture and death in other parts of the world. 
June 17, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider #4....... I'm not sure i fully understand what fasting entails ........i would love to hears others explain their methods and reasons. 
June 17, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider #4 are some people today given the ability to cast out demons today? There are so many false ones it is hard to decide who is real and who is false..
June 17, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Julie Schneider  , Dion Todd  is working on a detailed writing about fasting. He will be sharing it for everyone when it's done :).
June 17, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider That sounds great...i look forward to reading it!
June 17, 2015