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Religion and Theology
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Demetrias Page Pastor Ron Hodge Rel-201 8/17/2012 The Watchful Servants A disciple of Jesus Christ must always be watchful and be ready for His second coming. This paper aims to answer the following questions: (a) What precedes and follows the passage of the Parable of Watchful Servant?
(example: parallelism with other books of the Bible or is you passage a stand alone passage etc.) (d) Has your passage come through the editorial process? What changes have been made? Explain why possible changes have been made? (e) What are the theologically important words in your passage? Do these words evoke any other parts of the Bible? Are these words used in a new way by the author of this passage? What does the word or words mean? (f) What does this passage say about a relationship with God? What questions might this passage have addressed in the community for which it was originally addressed? Context The passage which proceeded from the Parable of the Watchful Servant pertains to the Parable of Rich Fool. This verse in Luke 12: 13-21 forewarned believers not to covetous to mundane and material abundance because God is not interested about how much wealth was reaped from this world but how much spiritual wealth one was able to nurture. Didn’t it was clearly pronounced when he asked “what profit a man if he earns the whole world but loses his own soul (Mark 8:36)?” The parable of the Watchful Servant was also connected to the succeeding paragraph which explicated the need for those enriched to care for those who are deprived as enshrined in Luke 12: 22-29. ...
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