December 4, 2012 Matthew 13,18 Mark 4 Luke 10 – by Nancy Baird

Audio December 4, 2012

Matthew 13
Matthew 18
Mark 4
Luke 10


What if Earth
Be but the shadow of Heav’n, and things therein
Each to other like, more than on earth is thought?
John Milton, Paradise Lost, Bk V, I. 574

The Rabbis said:  “We are not to contrive the death of the Gentiles, but if they are in any danger of death we are not bound to deliver them, e.g. if any of them fall into the sea you need not take him out, for such a one is not thy neighbor.”
J. R. Dummelow, A Commentary, 751.

“Ever keep in exercise…mercy…Forgive…even our enemy before he repent or ask forgiveness…the Father will then be equally merciful to us.”
Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 3, 383.

“We are sailing in this life as through a sea, and the wind rises…[but] Jesus is sleeping in thee…thy faith in Jesus is slumbering in thy heart…Rouse Him and say Master, we perish.  He will awaken, that is, thy faith will return to thee…”
St. Augustine

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
from “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats

October 16, 2012 Matthew 9,11,13 Mark 3 Luke 4 – By Morrissa Rich

Audio October 16, 2012

Matthew 9
Matthew 11
Matthew 13
Mark 3
Luke 4


“This day is the scripture fulfilled in your ears.”

“That is to say: ‘ I have read from Isaiah; I have set forth the meaning of His words; I have taught the doctrine.  Now I testify that these words–and therefore all Messianic prophecies–are fulfilled in me: they apply to me; I am the one of whom the prophets spoke; I am He; I am the Messiah.'”
Elder Bruce R. McConkie  – “The Mortal Messiah, Vol. 1

“The kingdom of God is like…”
(Consider the message about missionary work in these parables.)

•   Good seeds and tares
•   A seed growing secretly
•   A mustard seed
•   Leaven
•   A hidden treasure
•   A pearl of great price
•   The gospel net