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Jesus said:
"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven."
Matthew 18:3.

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This week, "Good News Compage" L.106, based on
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Luke's Gospel chapter 19, verses 11-19.

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Awaiting Jesus' return!

I'm sure there have been times when someone you loved very much was separated from you, and you longed so much to be together again. It is nice to plan to have some special treat for your loved one to enjoy when he or she returns to you.

What are you doing in preparation for the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Let us hear what Jesus taught about this Himself, and I hope you will be ready and eagerly awaiting Jesus' return. 1*.

While Jesus' was here on earth He often spoke about His going away, and of His returning again. 2*. He sometimes used parables such as this to describe and explain His return:

"A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return." 3*. Here was a picture that outlined Jesus' plans - He was soon to leave this world and go "to a distant country" called Heaven, and later to return as the "King of kings". 4*.

In the parable the nobleman, before going away to be made king, "called ten of his servants and gave them 10 minas." A mina was about three months wages. "Put this money to work," he said, "until I come back." 5*. During his absence they were to be busy doing their master's business.

It is like that today. Jesus has His true followers all over the world. The means that He has given to them to do business for Him until He returns is the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus' instructions are that His Gospel is to be preached to the whole world. 6*.

However, many preach a "different gospel" saying that their religion can save you, or claiming that some other leader or saviour today takes the place of Jesus! Those teachers are working for their religion; they are NOT working for the Lord Jesus Christ! 7*. The only means we have been given to carry out the Master's business is the clear and simple Gospel message - that Jesus is the only Priest and Saviour for mankind. 8*.

Very many people today don't want to receive this good news! They reject Jesus' teaching when He clearly says, "I am the Way…no one comes to the Father except through me." 2*. They go off trying to get to God through many other people and ways!! Such people are certainly not ready to answer to Jesus when He returns!

I love putting the Gospel of Jesus to good use by telling it to others while I'm waiting for His return as King.

In the parable when the king returned "he sent for the servants in order to find out what they had gained" for his kingdom. 9*. To each of those who had faithfully used what the master had given him he said "Well done, my good servant!", and he gave to them new and greater responsibilities in his new kingdom. 10*.

Are you eagerly awaiting Jesus' return? Will you be one of those whom Jesus will receive and commend because you believed His Gospel and faithfully tried to share it with others while waiting for His return?

Read this parable in Luke's gospel chapter 19, verses 11-19.

To read more of Luke's account of the life of Jesus turn to the Gospel of Luke in the Holy Bible.

Bye for now,



John Nixon, Ballincollig, Co.Cork, Ireland.
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Bible quotations from N.I.V.


1 Hebrews 9:28.
2 John 14:1-6.
3 Luke 19:12.
4 1st Timothy 6:13-16.
5 Luke 19:13-14.
6 Mark 16:15-16.
7 Galatians 1: 6-9. Acts 5:31-32.
8 Acts 10:42-43. Luke 24:45-48. 2nd Corinthians 5:17-21.
9 Luke 19:15.
10 Luke 19:17-19.



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