REFLECTION. The steward, on Luke 12. By Fabian Massa


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

And the Lord :

 

– Then is the faithful and wise steward , whom his master will put in charge of the servants to repartirles food in due time? 43 Blessed is that servant whose master , returning , finds him doing his duty . 44 I tell you what will set him over all his possessions. 45 Butwhat if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delaying his return » , and then begins to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink and get drunk ! 46 The lord of that servant will come on a day when the servant least expect and when least expected . Then punish him severely and will impose the sentence received by unbelievers.

Luke 12.42 – 46 , NIV .

Who is the » faithful butler «?

Just anyone who has understood that has been redeemed by Christ , who is now his servant , and has received the primary mission of a priest of his house ( Revelation 1.6) . This call is for everyone, because the function of the male head is pastoring his family. Among the functions of the steward is to » serve the food (the Word of God ) in due time to his servants.»

Jesus and His love for the lost. On reflection that Pastor Menny Escobar


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

10/08/2013 Opening Cult [1]
 

 1. Introduction.

The pastor began his dissertation Menny commenting that always attracted wide attention Jesus’ passion for the lost.
So we have three Master’s teachings that speak of the love of God, compiled by Luke in his Gospel (Chapter 15):
a. The parable of the lost coin
b. The parable of the lost sheep
c. The parable of the prodigal son, I was a lost child

Persecution of Christians in the centuries I-II


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

The time of the early Christian Church

According to the Gospel of Luke (2.2) the birth of Christ in Bethlehem had Logar under Emperor Caesar Augustus.

ImageCesar Augusto.

In the time of Jesus, the Jewish people were subjected to the Roman power that held sway through their solicitor or governor. The Roman authorities demanded personal and territorial taxes for Caesar, and in-kind contributions for the maintenance of its occupation troops. The first Christian communities lived in the Jewish-Roman world, or just pagan. It is useful to know this world to grasp the novelty of Jesus, his options and commitments inevitably hurtful character of his prophetic denunciation, the scope of its announcement: «the term is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God comes, Amend and have faith in the good news «(Mark 1: 15). The actions of Jesus of Nazareth affected in one way or another Palestinian life, its institutions, social groups, religious, political and then linked with religion. When the canonical gospels were written had been at least 35 to 60 years after the death of Jesus. The cultural environment in which the gospels were written has a conceptual and symbolic universe, and modes of expression very different to that of today.

ImageScribes of The Passion of Mel Gibson.
Jesus was against the «immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness» (Mark 7.20 to 23) that existed in Palestine. No approved the Romans oppress the Jewish people. But in those days, who were imposing heavier burdens to people and throwing desasistiéndolo to poverty, helplessness and hopelessness were the religious and political leaders of his people who, according to Jesus, instead of being shepherds were «thieves and bandits employees (Matthew 23 The Woes against the Pharisees). » Jesus heard the cries of the marginalized by religion and society of his people, and chose them even at the cost of his life. In small territories conquered by the Roman armies, the emperor from Augustus, year 29 BC, appointed a Prefect or Governor as his representative to direct everything. From 6 to 41 years the Prefect of Judea was called Attorney. The Roman Procurator of Judea is the supreme military power, but depends on the Roman legate of Syria. It is also the fiscal agent of the Roman emperor, collects all the taxes that Jews have to pay the Roman imperial treasury. Under his command are the tax collectors, backed by his soldiers. The civilian judiciary is exercised by the council, but the Roman Procurator reserves implementing the death penalty.

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