miraculous encounters 3000 jews at pentecost festival convert to christ - a12 thebibletimes.com “i am the way, the truth, and the life.” - the lord jesus christ free newspaper “god showed his love for me, in that while i was still a sinner, christ died for me.” jesus christ: the way to heaven adobe stock john zebedee staff reporter “don’t let your heart be troubled. believe in god. believe also in me. in my father’s house are many homes. if it weren’t so, i would have told you. i am going to prepare a place for you. if i go and prepare a place for you, i will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where i am, you may be there also. where i go, you know, and you know the way.” thomas said to him, “lord, we don’t know where you are going. how can we know the way?” jesus said to him, “i am the way, the truth, and the life. no one comes to the father, except through me. if you had known me, you would have known my father also. from now on, you know him, and have seen him.” philip said to him, “lord, show us the father, and that will be enough for us.” jesus said to him, “have i been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, philip? he who has seen me has seen the father. how do you say, ‘show us the father?’ don’t you believe that i am in the father, and the father in me? the words that i tell you, i speak not from myself; but the father who lives in me does his works. believe me that i am in the father, and the father in me; or else believe me for the very works’ sake. most certainly i tell you, he who be- lieves in me, the works that i do, he will do also; and he will do greater works way to heaven continued on a8 way to heaven series the bible times presents the message of jesus christ in a collection of stories taken from the world english bible. this series is a collaborative project of christ followers from many walks of life and the bible times. john zebedee, a bible times reporter, will explore the person and life of jesus christ and how the world should respond to him. john’s writings will be featured in current and upcoming editions. woman pardoned and released adulterous woman taken into custody by local authorities is let go - death sentence lifted john zebedee staff reporter jesus went to the mount of olives. now very early in the morning, he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. he sat down, and taught them. the scribes and the pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. having set her in the middle, they told him, “teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act. now in our law, mo- ses commanded us to stone such women. what then do you say about her?” they said this testing him, that they might have something to ac- cuse him of. but jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger. but when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, “he who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her.” again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. they, when they heard it, being con- victed by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the old- est, even to the last. jesus was left alone with the woman where she was, in the middle. jesus, stand- ing up, saw her and said, “woman, where are your accusers? did no one condemn you?” she said, “no one, lord.” jesus said, “neither do i condemn you. go your way. from now on, sin no more.” pearl / light stock religous leaders were about to stone the woman caught in adultery. a man of suffering: willingly despised and rejected by men isaiah amoz faith behold, my servant will deal wise- ly. he will be exalted and lifted up, and will be very high. just as many were astonished at you (his appearance was marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men), so he will cleanse many nations. kings will shut their mouths at him: for they will see that which had not been told them; and they will understand that which they had not heard. who has believed our message? to whom has the arm of the lord been revealed? for he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. he has no good looks or majesty. when we see him, there is no beauty that we should de- sire him. he was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and ac- quainted with disease. he was de- spised as one from whom men hide their face; and we didn’t respect him. surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we consid- suffering servant continued on a4 leading rabbi meets jesus jesus explains to leading religous scholar what being born again means. a7 showers of blessings how to live a life that is dedicated and pleasing to god, free from hypocrisy, full of love and grace, full of wisdom and discernment. a9 eccentric preacher attracts a horde of repentant followers matthew alphaeus staff reporter in those days john the baptist came, preaching in the wil- derness of judea and saying, “repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” this is he who was spoken of through the prophet isaiah: “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘prepare the way for the lord, make straight paths for him.’” john’s clothes were made of cam- el’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. his food was lo- custs and wild honey. people went john baptized his followers in the jordan river, urging repentance from sin. out to him from jerusalem and all judea and the whole region of the jordan. con- fessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the jor- dan river. but when he saw many of the pharisees and saddu- cees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “you brood of vipers! who warned you to flee from the com- ing wrath? 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a2 | the bible times - the bible in newsprint o life thebibletimes.com subscribe free will my goodness get me to heaven? the free gift of god is eternal life through jesus christ our lord paul tarsus staff reporter what then will we say that abra- ham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh? for if abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward god. for what does the scripture say? “abra- ham believed god, and it was accounted to him for righteous- ness.” now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed. but to him who doesn’t work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is account- ed for righteousness. even as david also pronounces blessing on the man to whom god counts righteousness apart from works, “blessed are they whose iniq- uities are forgiven, whose sins are covered. blessed is the man whom the lord will by no means charge with sin.” is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? for we say that faith was accounted to abraham for righteousness. how then was it counted? when he was in circumcision, or in un- circumcision? not in circumci- sion, but in uncircumcision. he received the sign of circumci- sion, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they might be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be ac- counted to them. he is the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father abraham, which he had in uncircumcision. for the promise to abraham and to his offspring that he should be heir of the world wasn’t through the law, but through the righteous- abraham believed god and his faith was credited to him as righteousness. ness of faith. for if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect. for the law produces wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there diso- bedience. for this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the offspring, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of abraham, who is the father of us all. as it is written, “i have made you a father of many nations.” this is in the presence of him whom he believed: god, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were. besides hope, abraham in hope believed, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, ac- cording to that which had been spoken, “so will your offspring be.” without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of sarah’s womb. yet, look- ing to the promise of god, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to god, and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform. therefore it also was “credited to him for righteous- ness.” now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone, but for our sake also, to whom it will be account- ed, who believe in him who raised jesus, our lord, from the dead, who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification. just like eating three meals a day, it is recommended that individuals read the bible and pray multiple times daily for optimal spiritual health. graphic stock man shall not live by bread alone jesus’ temptation reveals the power of god’s word matthew alphaeus staff reporter then jesus was led up by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. the tempter came and said to him, “if you are the son of god, command that these stones be- come bread.” but he answered, “it is written, ‘man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of god.’” then the devil took him into the holy city. he set him on the pin- nacle of the temple, and said to him, “if you are the son of god, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘he will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, ‘on their hands they will bear you up,so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’” jesus said to him, “again, it is written, ‘you shall not test the lord, your god.’” again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. he said to him, “i will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.” then jesus said to him, “get behind me, satan! for it is written, ‘you shall worship the lord your god, and you shall serve him only.’” then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him. jesus is baptized john the baptist from a1 abraham for our father,’ for i tell you that god is able to raise up children to abraham from these stones. “even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. therefore every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire. i indeed baptize you in wa- ter for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than i, whose shoes i am not worthy to carry. he will baptize you in the holy spirit. his winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. he will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.” then jesus came from galilee to the jordan to john, to be bap- tized by him. but john would have hindered him, saying, “i need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?” but jesus, answering, said to him, “allow it now, for this is adobe stock change of heart for crooked tax collector zacchaeus, a chief tax collector becomes a follower of jesus christ dr. luke special to the times jesus entered and was pass- ing through jericho. there was a man named zacchaeus. he was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. he was trying to see who jesus was, and couldn’t be- cause of the crowd, because he was short. he ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was going to pass that way. when jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, “zac- chaeus, hurry and come down, for today i must stay at your house.” he hurried, came down, and received him joyfully. when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, “he has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner.” zacchaeus stood and said to the lord, “behold, lord, half of my goods i give to the poor. if i have wrongfully exacted any- thing of anyone, i restore four times as much.” jesus said to him, “today, sal- vation has come to this house, because he also is a son of abra- ham. for the son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.” lightstock john’s clothes were made of camel’s hair and his food was locusts and wild honey. the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” then he al- lowed him. jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heav- ens were opened to him. he saw the spirit of god descending as a dove, and coming on him. be- hold, a voice out of the heavens said, “this is my beloved son, with whom i am well pleased.” ➢ request online visit our website to see what others are doing with the bible times. make a request for free copies to distribute or read it online at thebibletimes.com. ➢ donate we couldn’t print the bible times without financial support from many people. visit thebibletimes.com to donate. ➢ index sections a1 news a2 life a3 miracles a4 news a5 poster a6 advice a7 profiles a8 news a9 advice a10 editorial a11 advice a12 news ➢ editions 1st - in the beginning 2nd - dead man lives 3rd - jesus christ: the way to heaven ➢ how to reach us subscribe customer service: 519-276-8030 email: firstname.lastname@example.org sign up for your own free subscription at thebibletimes.com. editorial newsroom: email@example.com donations online: thebibletimes.com telephone: 519-276-8030 paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org cheque: make payable to “ted fuller” address the bible times 137067 13th line rr#4 st.marys, ontario, canada n4x 1c7 accuracy the newspaper’s public editor welcomes reader comments and information about factual errors in news and feature content in the newspaper’s print and online editions. if you see a possible error, please email email@example.com. questions / comments the bible times has establised a question and comments email account to deal with editorial concerns. for more information or to file a complaint, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ➢ work with us distributors to distribute on a regular basis, email: email@example.com warehousing to offer warehousing space, email: firstname.lastname@example.org printing to offer your printing service, email: email@example.com shipping to offer your shipping service, email: firstname.lastname@example.org local delivery to offer your delivery service, email: email@example.com whitelabeling to have the paper branded and printed for your organization, email: firstname.lastname@example.org whitelabeling the paper allows you to brand the paper under your organization’s name. you will be responsible for covering the printing and delivery costs to your location. minimum 10,000 papers requested. the bible in newsprint
jesus said, “i am the resurrection and the life” jesus cried with a loud voice, “lazarus, come out!” he who was dead came out bound hand and foot. the bible in newsprint - the bible times | a3 o miracles the resurrection of lazarus hearkens to an even greater event - the resurrection of jesus christ from the dead. jesus predicted his own crucifixion and resur- rection. he said, “the son of man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, on the third day he will rise again.” magnus 3d / creation swap lazarus: dead man comes to life lazarus walks out of the cemetery after being buried for four days john zebedee staff reporter now a certain man was sick, la- zarus from bethany, of the vil- lage of mary and her sister, mar- tha. it was that mary who had anointed the lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother, lazarus, was sick. the sisters therefore sent to him, saying, “lord, behold, he for whom you have great af- fection is sick.” but when jesus heard it, he said, “this sickness is not to death, but for the glory of god, that god’s son may be glorified by it.” now jesus loved martha, and her sister, and la- zarus. when therefore he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days in the place where he was. then after this he said to the disciples, “let’s go into judea again.” the disciples told him, “rab- bi, the jews were just trying to stone you, and are you going there again?” jesus answered, “aren’t there twelve hours of daylight? if a man walks in the day, he doesn’t stumble, because he sees the light of this world. but if a man walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light isn’t in him.” he said these things, and after that, he said to them, “our friend, lazarus, has fallen asleep, but i am going so that i may awake him out of sleep.” the disciples therefore said, “lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” now jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep. so jesus said to them plainly then, “lazarus is dead. i am glad for your sakes that i was not there, so that you may believe. never- theless, let’s go to him.” thomas therefore, who is called didymus, said to his fellow dis- ciples, “let’s go also, that we may die with him.” so when jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already. now bethany was near jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away. many of the jews had joined the women around martha and mary, to console them concerning their brother. then when martha heard that jesus was coming, she went and met him, but mary stayed in the house. therefore martha said to jesus, “lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. even now i know that, whatever you ask of god, god will give you.” jesus said to her, “your brother will rise again.” martha said to him, “i know that he will rise again in the resur- rection at the last day.” jesus said to her, “i am the res- urrection and the life. he who believes in me will still live, even if he dies. whoever lives and believes in me will never die. do you believe this?” she said to him, “yes, lord. i have come to believe that you are the christ, god’s son, he who comes into the world.” when she had said this, she went away, and called mary, her sister, secretly, saying, “the teacher is here, and is calling you.” when she heard this, she arose quickly, and went to him. now jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where martha met him. then the jews who were with her in the house, and were consoling her, when they saw mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, “she is go- ing to the tomb to weep there.” therefore when mary came to where jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying to him, “lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn’t have died.” when jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the jews weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, “where have you laid him?” they told him, “lord, come and see.” jesus wept. the jews therefore said, “see how much affection he had for him!” some of them said, “couldn’t this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have also kept this man from dy- ing?” jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, came to the tomb. now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. jesus said, “take away the stone.” martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, “lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” jesus said to her, “didn’t i tell you that if you believed, you would see god’s glory?” so they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, “father, i thank you that you listened to me. i know that you always lis- ten to me, but because of the multitude that stands around i said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” when he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “lazarus, come out!” he who was dead came out, bound hand and foot with wrap- pings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. jesus said to them, “free him, and let him go.” therefore many of the jews, who came to mary and saw what jesus did, believed in him. but some of them went away to the pharisees, and told them the things which jesus had done. the chief priests therefore and the pharisees gathered a council, and said, “what are we doing? for this man does many signs. if we leave him alone like this, everyone will believe in him, and the romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” but a certain one of them, caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “you know nothing at all, nor do you con- sider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” now he didn’t say this of himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that jesus would die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of god who are scat- tered abroad. so from that day forward they took counsel that they might put him to death. je- sus therefore walked no more openly among the jews, but de- parted from there into the coun- try near the wilderness, to a city called ephraim. he stayed there with his disciples. now the passover of the jews was at hand. many went up from the country to jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves. then they sought for jesus and spoke one with an- other, as they stood in the tem- ple, “what do you think—that he isn’t coming to the feast at all?” now the chief priests and the pharisees had commanded that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it, that they might seize him.
a4 | the bible times - the bible in newsprint o news eastern astronomers bring gifts to baby shower astronomers unwittingly involved in king herod’s plot to kill the messiah matthew alphaeus staff reporter now when jesus was born in bethlehem of judea in the days of king herod, behold, wise men from the east came to jeru- salem, saying, “where is he who is born king of the jews? for we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.” when king herod heard it, he was troubled, and all jerusalem with him. gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the christ would be born. they said to him, “in bethlehem of judea, for this is written through the prophet, ‘you bethlehem, land of judah, are in no way least among the princes of judah: for out of you shall come a gov- ernor, who shall shepherd my people, israel.’” then herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared. he sent them to beth- lehem, and said, “go and search diligently for the young child. when you have found him, bring me word, so that i also may come and worship him.” they, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was. when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceed- ingly great joy. they came into the house and saw the young child with mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. be- ing warned in a dream that they shouldn’t return to herod, they went back to their own country another way. now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the lord ap- peared to joseph in a dream, say- ing, “arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into egypt, and stay there until i tell you, for herod will seek the young child to destroy him.” he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into egypt, and was there until the death of herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the lord through the prophet, saying, “out of egypt i called my son.” then herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male chil- dren who were in bethlehem and in all the surrounding coun- tryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the mourning, rachel weeping for her children; she wouldn’t be comforted, be- cause they are no more.” but when herod was dead, be- hold, an angel of the lord ap- peared in a dream to joseph in egypt, saying, “arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of israel, for those who sought the young child’s life are dead.” he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of israel. but when he heard that archelaus was reign- ing over judea in the place of his father, herod, he was afraid to go there. being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of galilee, and came and lived in a city called nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets: “he will be called a nazarene.” adobe stock the wise men fell down and worshiped jesus. opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts. wise men. then that which was spoken by jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “a voice was heard in ramah, lamentation, weeping and great “king of the jews” put to death outside jerusalem matthew alphaeus reporter as they came out, they found a man of cyrene, simon by name, and they com- pelled him to go with them, that he might carry his cross. they came to a place called “golgotha”, that is to say, “the place of a skull.” they gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall. when he had tasted it, he would not drink. when they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots, and they sat and watched him there. they set up over his head the accusation against him written, “this is jesus, the king of the jews.” then there were two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left. those who passed by blas- phemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, “you who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! if you are the son of god, come down from the cross!” likewise the chief priests also mock- ing, with the scribes, the pharisees, and the elders, said, “he saved others, but he can’t save himself. if he is the king of israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. he trusts in god. let god deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘i am the son of god.’” the robbers also who were crucified with him cast on him the same reproach. now from the sixth hour there was dark- ness over all the land until the ninth hour. jesus went out to the place called “the place of a skull”, which is called in hebrew, “golgotha”. there they crucified him. adobe stock about the ninth hour jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “eli, eli, lima sa- bachthani?” that is, “my god, my god, why have you forsaken me?” some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, “this man is calling elijah.” immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink. the rest said, “let him be. let’s see whether elijah comes to save him.” jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. the earth quaked and the rocks were split. the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and ap- peared to many. now the centurion, and those who were with him watching je- sus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceed- ingly, saying, “truly this was the son of god.” many women were there watching from afar, who had followed jesus from gali- lee, serving him. among them were mary magdalene, mary the mother of james and joses, and the mother of the sons of zebedee. the lord’s prayer: give us today our daily bread the tip jar “when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. most certainly, i tell you, they have received their reward. but you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your father who is in secret, and your father who sees in secret will reward you openly. in pray- ing, don’t use vain repetitions, as the gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. therefore don’t be like them, for your father knows what things you need, before you ask him. pray like this: ‘our father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. let your kingdom come. let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. adobe stock give us today our daily bread. forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. for yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. amen. ’ intercession for all of us suffering servant from a1 ered him plagued, struck by god, and afflicted. but he was pierced for our transgressions. he was crushed for our iniquities. the punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. all we like sheep have gone astray. eve- ryone has turned to his own way; and the lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. he was op- pressed, yet when he was afflict- ed he didn’t open his mouth. as a lamb that is led to the slaugh- ter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he didn’t open his mouth. he was taken away by oppression and judg- ment; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the disobedience of my people? they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. yet it pleased the lord to bruise him. he has caused him to suffer. when you make his soul an offering for sin, he will see his offspring. he will prolong his days, and the lord’s pleasure will prosper in his hand. after the suffering of his soul, he will see the light and be satisfied. my righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of him- self; and he will bear their iniq- uities. therefore will i give him a portion with the great, and he will divide the plunder with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. jesus suffered and died for our sins to take away our guilt before god.
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a6 | the bible times - the bible in newsprint o advice adobe stock god be merciful to me a sinner god resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble dr.luke special to the times he also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up, saying, “there was a judge in a certain city who didn’t fear god, and didn’t re- spect man. a widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, ‘defend me from my adversary!’ he wouldn’t for a while, but afterward he said to himself, ‘though i neither fear god, nor respect man, yet be- cause this widow bothers me, i will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.’” the lord said, “listen to what the unrighteous judge says. won’t god avenge his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, and yet he exer- cises patience with them? i tell you that he will avenge them quickly. nevertheless, when the son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” he spoke also this parable to cer- tain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others. “two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. the pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: ‘god, i thank you, that i am not like the rest of men, extortionists, un- “the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying ‘god, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ i tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled.” jesus christ son of god righteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. i fast twice a week. i give tithes of all that i get.’ but the tax collector, stand- ing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘god, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ i tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” they were also bringing their babies to him, that he might touch them. but when the disci- ples saw it, they rebuked them. jesus summoned them, say- ing, “allow the little children to come to me, and don’t hin- der them, for god’s kingdom belongs to such as these. most certainly, i tell you, whoever doesn’t receive god’s kingdom like a little child, he will in no way enter into it.” do you think science disproves the genesis creation account? think again! there are more than 10,000 articles and hundreds of videos at creation.com showing how the latest scientific discoveries support biblical creation. visit creation.com today a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation peter bar-jonah staff reporter putting away therefore all wick- edness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, that with it you may grow, if indeed you have tasted that the lord is gra- cious: coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by god, precious. you also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to god through jesus christ. because it is contained in scrip- ture, “behold, i lay in zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: he who believes in him will not be disappointed.” for you who believe therefore is the honor, but for those who are disobedient, “the stone which the builders rejected, has be- come the chief cornerstone,” and, “a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” for they stumble at the word, being disobedient, to which also they were appointed. but you are a chosen race, a royal priest- hood, a holy nation, a people for god’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of dark- ness into his marvelous light: who in time past were no peo- ple, but now are god’s people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. beloved, i beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glo- rify god in the day of visitation. therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the lord’s sake: whether to the king, as supreme; or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well. for this is the will of god, that by well-doing you should put to silence the igno- rance of foolish men: as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of god. honor all men. love the broth- erhood. fear god. honor the king. servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gen- tle, but also to the wicked. for it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward god. for what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently en- dure beating? but if, when you do well, you patiently endure is commend- suffering, this able with god. for to this you were called, because christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should fol- low his steps, who did not sin, “neither was deceit found in his mouth.” who, when he was cursed, didn’t curse back. when he suffered, didn’t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously; who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteous- ness; by whose stripes you were healed. for you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls. pixabay
leading rabbi meets jesus the bible in newsprint - the bible times | a7 o profiles john zebedee staff reporter now there was a man of the pharisees named nicodemus, a ruler of the jews. the same came to him by night, and said to him, “rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from god, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless god is with him.” jesus answered him, “most cer- tainly, i tell you, unless one is born anew, he can’t see god’s kingdom.” nicodemus said to him, “how can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” jesus answered, “most certainly i tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can’t en- ter into god’s kingdom! that which is born of the flesh is flesh. that which is born of the spirit is spirit. don’t marvel that i said to you, ‘you must be born anew.’ the wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don’t know where it comes from and where it is going. so is everyone who is born of the spirit.” nicodemus “how can these things be?” jesus answered him, “are you the teacher of israel, and don’t understand these things? most certainly i tell you, we speak that which we know, and testi- fy of that which we have seen, and you don’t receive our wit- ness. if i told you earthly things and you don’t believe, how will you believe if i tell you heav- enly things? no one has as- cended into heaven, but he who descended out of heaven, the son of man, who is in heaven. answered him, as moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. for god so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eter- nal life. for god didn’t send his son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. he who believes in him is not judged. he who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only son of god. this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. for everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn’t come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. but he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in god.” nicodemus met with jesus. pixabay there was a certain man in caesarea, cornelius by name, a centurion of what was called the italian regiment, a devout man, and one who feared god with all his house. some of the people of faith in the bible pixabay abraham abraham believed god, and it was credited to him as righteousness. rahab rahab the prostitute was considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction. 3000 internationals (some of which were parthians, medes, elamites, and people from mesopotamia, judea, cap- padocia, pontus, asia, phrygia, pam- phylia, egypt, the parts of libya around cyrene, visitors from rome, both jews and proselytes, cretans and arabians) peter said to them, “repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of jesus christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the holy spirit. for the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the lord our god will call to himself.” with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, “save yourselves from this crooked generation!” then those who gladly received his word were baptized. there were added that day about three thousand souls. the disciples simon peter, andrew, james (the son of zebedee), john, philip, bartholomew, thomas, matthew, james (the son of alphaeus), thaddaeus, simon the zealot, matthias ethiopian eunuch he begged philip to come up and sit with him. now the passage of the scripture which he was reading was this, “he was led as a sheep to the slaughter. as a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he doesn’t open his mouth. in his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. who will declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.” the eunuch answered philip, “who is the prophet talking about? about himself, or about someone else?” philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, preached to him jesus. cornelius while peter was still speaking these words, the holy spirit fell on [cornelius and his family] who heard the word. they of the circumcision who believed were amazed, as many as came with peter, because the gift of the holy spirit was also poured out on the gentiles. for they heard them speak- ing in other languages and magnifying god. lydia a certain woman named lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of thyatira, one who worshiped god, heard us; whose heart the lord opened to listen to the things which were spoken by paul. saul ananias said, “brother saul, the lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the holy spirit.” noah noah found grace in the eyes of the lord. www.thebibletimes.com
a8 | the bible times - the bible in newsprint o news local beggar sees for the first time “jesus put mud on my eyes, i washed, and i see” john zebedee staff reporter as he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. his disciples asked him, “rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” jesus answered, “neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of god might be revealed in him. i must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. the night is coming, when no one can work. while i am in the world, i am the light of the world.” when he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the sa- liva, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the mud, and said to him, “go, wash in the pool of siloam” (which means “sent”). so he went away, washed, and came back seeing. the neigh- bors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, “isn’t this he who sat and begged?” others were saying, “it is he.” still others were say- ing, “he looks like him.” he said, “i am he.” they there- fore were asking him, “how were your eyes opened?” he answered, “a man called jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘go to the pool of siloam, and wash.’ so i was born blind? how then does he now see?” his parents answered them, “we know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees, we don’t know; or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. he is of age. ask him. he will speak for himself.” his par- ents said these things because they feared the jews; for the jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. therefore his parents said, “he is of age. ask him.” so they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, “give glory to god. we know that this man is a sinner.” he therefore answered, “i don’t know if he is a sinner. one thing i do know: that though i was blind, now i see.” they said to him again, “what did he do to you? how did he open your eyes?” he answered them, “i told you already, and you didn’t listen. why do you want to hear it again? you don’t also want to become his disciples, do you?” they insulted him and said, “you are his disciple, but we are disciples of moses. we know that god has spoken to moses. but as for this man, we don’t know where he comes from.” the man answered them, “how amazing! you don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. we know that god doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of god, and does his will, he lis- tens to him. since the world be- gan it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind. if this man were not from god, he could do nothing.” they answered him, “you were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?” they threw him out. jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, “do you believe in the son of god?” he answered, “who is he, lord, that i may believe in him?” jesus said to him, “you have both seen him, and it is he who speaks with you.” he said, “lord, i believe!” and he worshiped him. jesus said, “i came into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see may see; and that those who see may become blind.” those of the pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, “are we also blind?” jesus said to them, “if you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘we see.’ therefore your sin remains. since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind. adobe stock went away and washed, and i re- ceived sight.” then they asked him, “where is he?” he said, “i don’t know.” they brought him who had been blind to the pharisees. it was a sabbath when jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. again therefore the pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. he said to them, “he put mud on my eyes, i washed, and i see.” some therefore of the phari- sees said, “this man is not from god, because he doesn’t keep the sabbath.” others said, “how can a man who is a sin- ner do such signs?” there was division among them. therefore they asked the blind man again, “what do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?” he said, “he is a prophet.” the jews therefore did not be- lieve concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight, and asked them, “is this your son, whom you say the essence of spring poem about a bride and groom having an intimate dialogue with each other solomon david king of israel as the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my be- loved among the sons. i sat down under his shadow with great delight, his fruit was sweet to my taste. he brought me to the banquet hall. his banner over me is love. strengthen me with raisins, re- fresh me with apples; for i am faint with love. his left hand is under my head. his right hand embraces me. i adjure you, daughters of je- rusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. the voice of my beloved! be- hold, he comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills. my beloved is like a roe or a young deer. behold, he stands behind our wall! he looks in at the windows. he glances through the lattice. my beloved spoke, and said to me, “rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. for, behold, the winter is past. the rain is over and gone. the flowers appear on the earth. the time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. the fig tree ripens her green figs. the vines are in blossom. they give out their fragrance. arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.” my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places of the mountainside, let me see your face. let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that plunder the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. jesus gives glory to the father way to heaven from a1 than these, because i am going to my father. whatever you will ask in my name, that will i do, that the father may be glorified in the son. if you will ask any- thing in my name, i will do it. if you love me, keep my com- mandments. i will pray to the father, and he will give you an- other counselor, that he may be with you forever,— the spirit of truth, whom the world can’t re- ceive; for it doesn’t see him, nei- ther knows him. you know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you. i will not leave you or- phans. i will come to you. yet a little while, and the world will see me no more; but you will see me. because i live, you will live also. in that day you will know that i am in my father, and you in me, and i in you. one who has my commandments, and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. one who loves me will be loved by my father, and i will love him, and will reveal myself to him.” judas (not iscariot) said to him, “lord, what has happened that you are about to reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” jesus answered him, “if a man loves me, he will keep my word. my father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. he who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. the word which you hear isn’t mine, but the father’s who sent me. i have said these things to you, while still living with you. but the counselor, the holy spirit, whom the father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that i said to you. peace i leave with you. my peace i give to his fruit was sweet to my taste. he brought me to the banquet hall. his banner over me is love. graphic stock world comes, and he has noth- ing in me. but that the world may know that i love the father, and as the father commanded me, even so i do. arise, let us go from here. “i am the true vine, and my fa- ther is the farmer. every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away. every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. you are al- ready pruned clean because of the word which i have spoken to you. remain in me, and i in you. as the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. i am the vine. you are the branches. he who remains in me, and i in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. if a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. if you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. “in this is my father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples. even as the father has loved me, i also have loved you. remain in my love. if you keep my com- mandments, you will remain in my love; even as i have kept my father’s commandments, and remain in his love. i have spo- ken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your jo y may be made full. “this is my commandment, that you love one another, even as i have loved you. greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. you are my friends, if you do whatever i command you. no longer do i call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. but i have called you friends, for everything that i heard from my father, i have made known to you. you didn’t choose me, but i chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that what- ever you will ask of the father in my name, he may give it to you. way to heaven continued on a9 jesus said, “whatever you will ask in my name, that will i do, that the father may be glorified in the son.” you; not as the world gives, give i to you. don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fear- ful. you heard how i told you, ‘i go away, and i come to you.’ if you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because i said ‘i am go- ing to my father;’ for the father is greater than i. now i have told you before it happens so that, when it happens, you may be- lieve. i will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the
the bible in newsprint - the bible times | a9 o advice chosen out of the world way to heaven from a8 “i command these things to you, that you may love one another. if the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. if you were of the world, the world would love its own. but because you are not of the world, since i chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. remember the word that i said to you: ‘a servant is not greater than his lord.’ if they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. but all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake, be- cause they don’t know him who sent me. if i had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. he who hates me, hates my father also. if i hadn’t done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn’t have had sin. but now have they seen and also hated both me and my fa- ther. but this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, ‘they hated me without a cause.’ the counselor has “when come, whom i will send to you from the father, the spirit of truth, who proceeds from the father, he will testify about me. you will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.” since jesus chose you out of the world, the world hates you. remember the word that jesus said: ‘a servant is not greater than his lord.’ if they persecuted jesus, they will also persecute you. adobe stock the gospel will change your life read it in your own copy of god’s word! request a free bible by contacting the gideons at 1.888.482.4253 gideons.ca/request adobe stock let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven. showers of blessings matthew alphaeus staff reporter seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. when he had sat down, his disciples came to him. he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, “blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see god. blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of god. blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. re- joice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heav- en. for that is how they perse- cuted the prophets who were before you. “you are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? it is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men. you are the light of the world. a city located on a hill can’t be hidden. neither do you light a lamp, and put it un- der a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your father who is in heaven.” god reveals his moral law to mankind moses amram staff reporter god spoke all these words, say- ing, “i am the lord your god, who brought you out of the land of egypt, out of the house of bondage. “you shall have no other gods before me. “you shall not make for your- selves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heav- ens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for i, the lord your god, am a jealous god, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my com- mandments. “you shall not take the name of the lord your god in vain, for the lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. “remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. you shall labor six days, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sab- bath to the lord your god. you shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daugh- ter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your live- stock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; for in six days the lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the lord blessed the sabbath day, and made it holy. “honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the lord your god gives you. “you shall not murder. “you shall not commit adultery. “you shall not steal. “you shall not give false testi- mony against your neighbor. “you shall not covet your neighbor’s house. you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his don- key, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.” all the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. when the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance. they said to moses, “speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don’t let god speak with us, lest we die.” moses said to the people, “don’t be afraid, for god has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won’t sin.” the people stayed at a dis- tance, and moses came near to the thick darkness where god was. the lord said to moses, “this is what you shall tell the chil- dren of israel: ‘you yourselves have seen that i have talked with you from heaven. you shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of silver, or gods of gold for yourselves. you shall make an altar of earth for me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. in every place where i record my name i will come to you and i will bless you. if you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it. you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed to it.’
a10 | the bible times - the bible in newsprint the bible times d a t e e s t a b l i s h e d 2 0 1 4 mgod’s advice email: email@example.com telephone: 1-519-276-8030 mail: 137067 13th line rr#4 st.marys, on, canada n4x 1c7 pixabay christ’s letters to the church today “to the angel of the assembly in ephesus write: “he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lamp stands says these things: “i know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can’t tolerate evil men, and have tested those who call them- selves apostles, and they are not, and found them false. you have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary. but i have this against you, that you left your first love. remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else i am coming to you swiftly, and will move your lamp stand out of its place, unless you repent. but this you have, that you hate the works of the nicolaitans, which i also hate. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. to him who overcomes i will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of my god. “to the angel of the assembly in smyrna write: “the first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life says these things: “i know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blas- phemy of those who say they are jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of satan. don’t be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. be faithful to death, and i will give you the crown of life. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. he who overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. he who overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death. “to the angel of the assembly in pergamum write: “he who has the sharp two-edged sword says these things: “i know your works and where you dwell, where satan’s throne is. you hold firmly to my name, and didn’t deny my faith in the days of antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where satan dwells. but i have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of ba- laam, who taught balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. so you also have some who hold to the teach- ing of the nicolaitans likewise . repent therefore, or else i am coming to you quickly, and i will make war against them with the sword of my mouth. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. to him who overcomes, to him i will give of the hidden manna, and i will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it. “to the angel of the assembly in thyatira write: “the son of god, who has his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like burnished brass, says these things: “i know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first. but i have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. she teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. i gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. behold, i will throw her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great oppression, unless they re- pent of her works. i will kill her children with death, and all the assemblies will know that i am he who searches the minds and hearts. i will give to each one of you according to your deeds. but to you i say, to the rest who are in thyatira, as many as don’t have this teaching, who don’t know what some call ‘the deep things of satan,’ to you i say, i am not putting any other burden on you. nevertheless, hold that which you have firmly until i come. he who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him i will give authority over the nations. he will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as i also have received of my father: and i will give him the morning star. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. “and to the angel of the assembly in sardis write: “he who has the seven spirits of god, and the seven stars says these things: “i know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for i have found no works of yours perfected before my god. remember therefore how you have received and heard. keep it, and repent. if therefore you won’t watch, i will come as a thief, and you won’t know what hour i will come upon you. nevertheless you have a few names in sardis that did not defile their garments. they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. he who overcomes will be ar- rayed in white garments, and i will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and i will confess his name before my father, and before his angels. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. editorial continued on a11 jesus rises from the dead! magnus 3d / creation swap dr. luke special to the times but on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they and some others came to the tomb, bring- ing the spices which they had prepared. they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. they entered in, and didn’t find the lord je- sus’ body. while they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth. they said to them, “why do you seek the liv- ing among the dead? he isn’t here, but is risen. remember what he told you when he was still in galilee, saying that the son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again?” they remembered his words, returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the elev- en, and to all the rest. now they were mary magdalene, joanna, and mary the mother of james. the other women with them told these things to the apostles. these words seemed to them to be nonsense, and they didn’t believe them. but peter got up and ran to the tomb. stooping and looking in, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he departed to his home, wondering what had happened. behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named emmaus, which was sixty stadia from jerusalem. they talked with each other about all of these things which had hap- pened. while they talked and questioned to- gether, jesus himself came near, and went with them. but their eyes were kept from recogniz- ing him. he said to them, “what are you talk- ing about as you walk, and are sad?” one of them, named cleopas, answered him, “are you the only stranger in jerusalem who doesn’t know the things which have happened there in these days?” he said to them, “what things?” they said to him, “the things concerning je- sus, the nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before god and all the peo- ple; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. but we were hoping that it was he who would redeem israel. yes, and be- sides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. also, certain women of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb; and when they didn’t find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like the women had said, but they didn’t see him.” he said to them, “foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! didn’t the christ have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?” beginning from moses and from all the prophets, he ex- plained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. they came near to the vil- lage, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further. they urged him, saying, “stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over.” he went in to stay with them. when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. breaking it, he gave to them. their eyes were opened, and they recog- nized him, and he vanished out of their sight. they said to one another, “weren’t our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the scriptures to us?” they rose up that very hour, returned to jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered to- gether, and those who were with them, saying, “the lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to simon!” they related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. as they said these things, jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “peace be to you.” but they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. he said to them, “why are you troubled? why do doubts arise in your hearts? see my hands and my feet, that it is truly me. touch me and see, for a spirit doesn’t have flesh and bones, as you see that i have.” when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. while they still didn’t believe for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “do you have anything here to eat?” they gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. he took them, and ate in front of them. he said to them, “this is what i told you, while i was still with you, that all things which are written in the law of moses, the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled.” then he opened their minds, that they might understand the scriptures. he said to them, “thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and re- mission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at jerusalem. you are witnesses of these things. behold, i send out the promise of my father on you. but wait in the city of jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.” he led them out as far as bethany, and he lift- ed up his hands, and blessed them. while he blessed them, he withdrew from them, and was carried up into heaven. they worshiped him, and returned to jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing god. amen.
the bible in newsprint - the bible times | a11 o advice open the door and let me in! editorial from a10 “to the angel of the assembly in philadelphia write: “he who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of david, he who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says these things: “i know your works (behold, i have set before you an open door, which no one can shut), that you have a little power, and kept my word, and didn’t deny my name. behold, i give some of the synagogue of satan, of those who say they are jews, and they are not, but lie. behold, i will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that i have loved you. because you kept my command to endure, i also will keep you from the hour of testing, which is to come on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. i am coming quickly! hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown. he who overcomes, i will make him a pillar in the temple of my god, and he will go out from there no more. i will write on him the name of my god, and the name of the city of my god, the new jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my god, and my own new name. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies. behold, i stand at the door and knock. if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then i will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. “to the angel of the assembly in laodicea write: “the amen, the faithful and true witness, the head of god’s creation, says these things: “i know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. i wish you were cold or hot. so, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, i will vomit you out of my mouth. because you say, ‘i am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;’ and don’t know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; i counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. as many as i love, i reprove and chasten. be zealous therefore, and repent. behold, i stand at the door and knock. if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then i will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. he who overcomes, i will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as i also over- came, and sat down with my father on his throne. he who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the assemblies.” adobe stock adobe stock adobe stock ode to a virtuous woman solomon david king of israel who can find a worthy woman? for her price is far above rubies. the heart of her husband trusts in her. he shall have no lack of gain. she does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. she seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands. she is like the merchant ships. she brings her bread from afar. she rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls. she considers a field, and buys it. with the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard. she arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong. she per- ceives that her merchandise is prof- itable. her lamp doesn’t go out by night. she lays her hands to the dis- taff, and her hands hold the spindle. she opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy. she is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet. she makes for herself carpets of tapestry. her clothing is fine linen and purple. her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. she makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant. strength and dignity are her clothing. she laughs at the time to come. she opens her mouth with wisdom. faithful instruction is on her tongue. she looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn’t eat the bread of idleness. her chil- dren rise up and call her blessed. her husband also praises her: “many women do noble things, but you ex- cel them all.” charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the lord, she shall be praised. give her of the fruit of her hands! let her works praise her in the gates! who can find a worthy woman? for her price is far above rubies. the heart of her husband trusts in her. he shall have no lack of gain. she does him good. wise words of king solomon solomon david king of israel a wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death. the lord will not allow the soul of the right- eous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked. he becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the dili- gent brings wealth. he who gath- ers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame. blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. the memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. the wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall. he who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out. one winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chat- tering fool will fall. the mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs. wis- dom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding. wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin. the rich man’s wealth is his strong city. the destruction of the poor is their poverty. the labor of the right- eous leads to life. the increase of the wicked leads to sin. he is in the way of life who heeds correc- tion, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray. he who hides hatred has lying lips. he who ut- ters a slander is a fool. in the mul- titude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely. the tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. the heart of the wicked is of lit- tle worth. the lips of the right- eous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding. the lord’s blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. it is a fool’s pleasure to do wicked- ness, but wisdom is a man of un- derstanding’s pleasure. what the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted. when the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more; but the righteous stand firm forever. as vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the slug- gard to those who send him. the fear of the lord prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. the prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish. the way of the lord is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. the right- eous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land. the mouth of the righteous produces wisdom, but the per- verse tongue will be cut off. the lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.
the bible in newsprint - the bible times | a12 o news then those who gladly received his word were baptized. there were added that day about three thousand souls. they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching. pixabay 3000 jews at pentecost festival convert to christ followers of jesus were filled with the holy spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the spirit enabled them john zebedee staff reporter now when the day of pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place. suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sit- ting. tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. they were all filled with the holy spirit, and began to speak with other lan- guages, as the spirit gave them the ability to speak. now there were dwelling in je- rusalem jews, devout men, from every na- tion under the sky. when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because everyone heard them speaking in his own language. they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “behold, aren’t all these who speak galileans? how do we hear, every- one in our own native language? parthians, medes, elamites, and people from meso- potamia, judea, cappadocia, pontus, asia, phrygia, pamphylia, egypt, the parts of libya around cyrene, visitors from rome, both jews and proselytes, cretans and ara- bians: we hear them speaking in our lan- guages the mighty works of god!” they were all amazed, and were perplexed, say- ing to one another, “what does this mean?” others, mocking, said, “they are filled with new wine.” but peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke out to them, “you men of judea, and all you who dwell at je- rusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words. for these aren’t drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is only the third hour of the day. but this is what has been spoken through the prophet joel: ‘it will be in the last days, says god, that i will pour out my spirit on all flesh. your sons and your daughters will prophesy. your young men will see visions. your old men will dream dreams. yes, and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days, i will pour out my spirit, and they will prophesy. i will show wonders in the sky above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and billows of smoke. the sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glo- rious day of the lord comes. it will be that whoever will call on the name of the lord will be saved.’ “men of israel, hear these words! jesus of nazareth, a man approved by god to you by mighty works and wonders and signs which god did by him among you, even as you yourselves know, him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowl- edge of god, you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed; whom god raised up, having freed him from the agony of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. for david says concerning him, ‘i saw the lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that i should not be moved. therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope; because you will not leave my soul in hades, neither will you allow your holy one to see decay. you made known to me the ways of life. you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ “brothers, i may tell you freely of the pa- triarch david, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that god had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, he would raise up the christ to sit on his throne, he foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of the christ, that neither was his soul left in hades, nor did his flesh see decay. this jesus god raised up, to which we all are witnesses. being therefore exalted by the right hand of god, and having received from the father the promise of the holy spirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear. for david didn’t ascend into the heavens, but he says himself, ‘the lord said to my lord, “sit by my right hand, until i make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ “let all the house of israel therefore know certainly that god has made him both lord and christ, this jesus whom you crucified.” now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to peter and the rest of the apostles, “brothers, what shall we do?” peter said to them, “repent, and be bap- tized, every one of you, in the name of jesus christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the holy spirit. for the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the lord our god will call to himself.” with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, “save yourselves from this crooked generation!” then those who gladly received his word were baptized. there were added that day about three thousand souls. they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer. fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. all who believed were together, and had all things in common. they sold their possessions and goods, and distrib- uted them to all, according as anyone had need. day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and break- ing bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, praising god, and having favor with all the people. the lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved. adobe stock all things were made through jesus. without jesus was not anything made that has been made. in him was life, and the life was the light of men. jesus christ was in the beginning jesus was god before time began - he entered humanity as god in flesh john zebedee staff reporter in the beginning was the word, and the word was with god, and the word was god. the same was in the beginning with god. all things were made through him. without him was not anything made that has been made. in him was life, and the life was the light of men. the light shines in the darkness, and the dark- ness hasn’t overcome it. there came a man, sent from god, whose name was john. the same came as a wit- ness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him. he was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light. the true light that enlight- ens everyone was coming into the world. he was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn’t recognize him. he came to his own, and those who were his own didn’t receive him. but as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become god’s children, to those who be- lieve in his name: who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of god. the word became flesh, and lived among us. we saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only son of the father, full of grace and truth. john testified about him. he cried out, saying, “this was he of whom i said, ‘he who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.’” from his fullness we all received grace upon grace. for the law was given through mo- ses. grace and truth were realized through jesus christ. no one has seen god at any time. the one and only son, who is in the bosom of the father, he has declared him. contact us first name address last name city province / state postal / zip code country phone number email feedback / request details ❏ please send me ______ free copies of the bible times ❏ please send me email updates regarding the bible times ❏ please send me a free bible from the gideons contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 1-519-276-8030 write to: the bible times c/o ted fuller 137067 13th line rr#4 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