What can you say at the funeral of an unbeliever? They aren’t in a better place. Their suffering isn’t over. I don’t think that we want to go out of our way to be cruel, but what good does it do to lie? These are touchy subjects so it’s best to be careful and go with God’s Word every step of the way.
The parable of the Wedding Banquet is the final in a series of three that Jesus told to the crowds on “Busy Tuesday” of Holy Week. The first was about the ministry of John the Baptist. The second was about the ministry of Jesus. The final parable, the Wedding Banquet, is about the ministry of the church.
In the parable of The Ten Minas the king will return. While he is gone, he gives his servants work to do. What will he fine when he returns?
To the Lord a thousand years are like a day and a day is like a thousand years. Our God is eternal and timeless. Looking at 2 Peter 3 we see that one day God will end time itself when he ends the world. Despite what the scoffers might say, God is not slow. He is patient wanting everyone to come to repentance.