Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will
come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he
cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him;
and if he repent, forgive him.
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a
day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
(17:6) "If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine
tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you."
Those with little faith can pluck trees up by their roots and cast them into the sea.
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were
lepers, which stood afar off:
And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the
priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a
loud voice glorified God,
And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the
There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this
And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should
come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with
(17:21) "The kingdom of
God is within you." That has a nice sound to it, but I don't know what it means.
(17:24) "As the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven,
shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day."
There will be nothing subtle about Jesus' return. It will be like lightning that flashes from one
end of the heaven to the other. Like the
Wicked Witch of the West writing "Surrender Dorothy" in the sky. Like that.
(17:27) "Until the day that Noe
entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all."
Jesus believed the story of Noah's ark. He thought it really happened and had no problem with
the idea of God drowning everything and everybody. AIG: The Gospel -- Evidence for
Jesus also believes the story about Sodom's destruction. He says, "even thus shall it be in
the day the son of man is revealed." This tells us
about Jesus' knowledge of science and history, and his sense of justice.
(17:29) "The same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all."