Rev. David Pileggi says that Jesus parables give different facets of the Kingdom of Heaven: its King, its people & and community, its power, etc. The parable of the wheat and tares talks about the community of God and how it contains those who look like they belong but they do not.
Eitan, "On a recent summer evening in the foothills below Jerusalem I stood under the chuppah wedding canopy with an Israeli princess bride and her prince charming. The chuppah is just about my favorite place to be in the universe. Why?"
Moran writes, "God’s choosing of, and His love for Israel was never conditional; those were the basis of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What was conditional, however, was the intensity of blessing that Israel would experience if they loved and obeyed God with all their hearts."
Michael writes, "While discipline and judgement of sin and iniquity will surly come, Israel will not be left alone or abandoned, she is and always will be the chosen, am segula of ADONAI."
Jonathan writes, "The prophets pick up the theme of the invulnerability of G-d's people. In a well-known set of verses, Isaiah emphasises that this is not a property or function of the people, but of G-d Himself..."
"You don’t have to go far in either the Hebrew Scriptures or the New Testament before you hit them – those lists of unpronounceable names! ... Do we really have to bother with these lists? Is it so bad to just skip them?"
"God desires your healing, but the exhortation here is that making our “paths” straight is our responsibility and has a direct influence on our healing."
Ron writes, "It is interesting that the Church went from saying, “You can’t be Jewish and believe in Jesus,” to, “All believers are Jewish.” Which is it? What does the Bible actually say?"
Eli writes, "Paul’s solution, therefore, was not to exclude half of the congregation from exercising the gifts of the Spirit, but rather to make sure that it was done in a respectful, proper and orderly fashion."
David writes, "If the restoration of sick person is a miracle, then the resurrection of a dead land and 6.5 million 'dead' people is indeed the greatest miracle the world has seen since the resurrection of Yeshua."