Biblical Baptism

There are 8 different types of baptism in the New Testament.

1. The Baptism of Repentance by John the Baptist (Matt 3:7; 21:25; Acts 19:1-5) 

2. Jesus Baptizing with the Holy Spirit and with Fire (Matt 3:11)

3. Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist- To “fulfill all righteousness” (Matt 3:15)…

Foundational Framework Part 56 - Pieces of the End Part 3

The past few editions of notes have been seeking to bring a clear and credible understanding to the parables that Jesus provides in Matthew 13. To say that these teachings are difficult to interpret and often abused, with many reading into the parables things that are not there, would be a severe understatement. The best commentary on the Scriptures is the Scriptures, and so we look to God’s Word for direction, clarity, and right-thinking about these teachings.

Foundational Framework Part 56 - Pieces of the End Part 2

With the interpretations for the Parable of the Sower (Matt 13:18-23) and the Parable of the Wheat and Tares (Matt 13:36-43) provided, we are now left with two short parables that are spoken before the crowds (Matt 13:2) that have no interpretation accompanying them. This fact should not discourage us. We should find help in the interpretations already provided and use the details given to us as a guide for understanding what follows.