The Forum – July 31, 2016 – The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard

The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16 – Daniel R. Vess The background to this parable is found in the previous chapter. Matthew twenty and verse one begins with “for” showing that this chapter is connected with the preceding. A rich young ruler came to Jesus wanting to know what he […]

The Forum – July 24, 2016 – Parable of the Householder

Parable of the Householder by Daniel R. Vess Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Now it came […]

The Forum – July 17 – Going Beyond All Doubt

Going Beyond All Doubt – by Daniel R. Vess John 11:7-16;14:1-6; 20:19-29 Eight passages in the New Testament in which Thomas is mentioned. Four are in the lists of the apostles where they mention nothing of Thomas except his name (Mt. 10:3; Mk. 3:18; Lk. 6:15; Ac. 1:13). However John defines him more clearly in […]

The Forum – July 10, 2016 – Parable of the Dragnet

Parable of the Dragnet  – by Daniel R. Vess Matthew 13:47-50 “Dummmm! dumda-Dum-DUM!” So each episode of the TV police drama show Dragnet was introduced. Detectives would use a police dragnet to sweep through the city of LA and bring all kinds of people in to be investigated. Some of the would turn out to […]