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12.12.2014 07:02
God bless you for this your wonderful message.
30.11.2014 21:52
If the Gentiles were not proselytes and uncircumcised could they still enter the synagogue?
22.11.2014 21:55
Based on scriptures, I have said it and will keep saying it again: I was not saved by observing the law (fornicating no more, committing adultery no more, stealing no more, killing no more etc) but I was saved by faith in Christ Jesus. (Grace ) And my sins were wiped off; my past sins, present and future, as long as I choose to remain under Grace, where the power of sin over my life has been broken and subdued eternally- that means when perhaps I fall to sin, (Pastor Vasile's son is still his son even if he is locked up in jail) the effect of sins cannot be felt over me, because of the covering of Grace- the New covenant of life which I am in with God, as t is entirely impossible for anyone whether born again or not to claim he or she has no sin in him: where sin before God, is sin, even as much as those things done out of faith. The power of death or judgment is sin, the power of sin is the law, but were there is no law, there is no transgression, and where there is no transgression, there is no sin, and where there is no sin, there is no judgment or death. Therefore, I AM NO LONGER UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER GRACE, SAVED BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS, WHERE I STAND AS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, HELPED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE THE CHRIST LIFE, YET BATH WITH MERCY AND GRACE WHEN I FALTER.....
20.11.2014 10:52
Second, third , fourth marriages is adultery unless the man has died for the woman and both if they remarry. So many have stay in sin.. Lets get real.. Mark 10: 7-12..
20.10.2014 22:43
More suitable for today's time if an armed gunman is standing before me and my initial reaction is panic I have sinned...but that does not mean that I did not have fear. However it's a good man is standing before me and I have fear but I remain calm in inside of myself I pray and and trust in the Lord I have not sinned. We have to understand that as humans we will have any emotion, but it is what we do with the emotion that will determine the sin.
18.10.2014 14:44
Again I disagree.. The Bible encourages us to fear not, but where does it call fear a 'Sin'? If that is the case then anger is a sin... And we know very clearly the Bible says be angry but sin not. I respect that you may be well educated, however I disagree that fear is a sin. The Bible says to bring everything to God and so if I have a fear my initial reaction is to bring it to God. There for having the fear is not the sin, but it is a reaction that determines whether or not you have sin. If I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I worry I have sinned. But if I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I pray and trust God I have not sinned.
18.10.2014 14:39
I don't agree that fear is a sin.. I do believe that the action you perform once you feel the emotion of fear could be sinful but to fear is not sin. Just like to have anger is not a sin for the Bible declares to be angry but sin not. So if I have a fear it's what follows that emotion that determines the sin. If It's raining and I have limited visibility that will create fear, and if I panic I have sinned, but if I am calm and pray I have not sinned even though I did fear.
15.10.2014 23:23
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What does it mean to give in the name of a disciple? (Matthew 10:42)

6 ian 2010 | ora 13.33 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat


How to understand the passage from the Gospel of Matthew 10:40-42? How to apply it to my life? As a future minister of the church I need to know how to answer to those who will ask me this question. What does it mean to give in the name of a disciple?

The text

Let’s see firstly the passage to which the reference is made:

He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. (Matthew 10:40-42)(NASB)

The context

This passage had been told by the Lord Jesus at the end of a message to the 12 apostles before He sent them to preach the Gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The beginning of chapter 10 tells us about this and then it is written this message of the Lord Jesus addressed to the apostles. Even at the outset He told them not to worry about their material needs for this mission because “the worker is worthy of his support”. He warned them about the problems and persecution that awaits them on the way and that things will end up there that some of His disciples will be put to death even by their loved ones. So, the words told in verses 40-42 are in the context of sending those 12 apostles to mission.

The reward of those who will receive the disciples

The emphasis in this passage is on the reward of those who will receive the disciples of the Lord Jesus, that they will have a reward from the Lord Jesus and from God, because the one who receives the disciples, receives Jesus and he who receives Jesus Christ, receives God who has sent Him.

Little ones are the disciples

For some who read the text is not clear who are these little ones whom Jesus talks about. They are the disciples and here is the evidence in this regard:

  1. Lord Jesus was talking to those 12 when He said “one of these little ones”. So, He was addressing them, otherwise He would have said, “those little ones”, or “to those little ones”.
  2. In this context He does not speak about anyone else, other little ones or children.
  3. In verses 41 and 42 Lord Jesus uses the the same analogy but He wants to show that the reward is different. He says that “he who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward” and, following the same logic and order He says “whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward”.

What does it mean to give in the name of a disciple?

To give him because he is the disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and because he fulfills the command and the mission to which Jesus sent him to preach the Gospel.

The practical application

There would be several applications, but most important are these two:

  1. Nothing should prevent you from the ministry to which God has called you and be sure not to leave the ministry of the Gospel because of material needs. Never forget ”the worker is worthy of his support” and that the Savior will fulfill your needs and He will give you a great reward at His coming.
  2. To look after other disciples of the Lord Jesus who fulfill His command and go to preach the Gospel with devotion. When they come to church that you will shepherd or to your home, receive them in a way worthy of God and help them in their work with what you can, without waiting for something from them instead. Your reward will be from God and from the Lord Jesus who said that even for a glass of water given to those who work in the Gospel you will not lose the reward.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru

This article has been translated into the following languages​​:
  1. Ce înseamnă să dai în numele unui ucenic? (Matei 10:42) (ROMÂNĂ)
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