|Matthew 8:5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion
came to him, asking for help. 6 "Lord," he said, "my servant
lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering." 7 Jesus said to
him, "I will go and heal him." 8 The centurion replied, "Lord,
I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word,
and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority,
with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one,
'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following
him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with
such great faith. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and
the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will
be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing
of teeth." 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be
done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at
that very hour.
|Adoration of the Magi|
|Mother and Child|
|Mother and Child + others|
|John the Baptist|
|Wedding at Cana|
|Sea of Galilee|
|Matthew 8: 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples
followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the
waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went
and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Luke 15:11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. 13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 17 "When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. ' 22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. 25 "Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' 28 "The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!' 31 " 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "
|Pearl of Great Price|
|P.1694 - §3 "The kingdom of
heaven is also like a merchant seeking goodly pearls; and having found one
pearl of great price, he went out and sold everything he possessed that
he might be able to buy the extraordinary pearl."
| P.606 - §2 "There was war in heaven; Michael's
commander and his angels fought against the dragon (Lucifer, Satan, and
the apostate princes); and the dragon and his rebellious angels fought but
prevailed not." This "war in heaven" was not a physical battle
as such a conflict might be conceived on Urantia. In the early days of the
struggle Lucifer held forth continuously in the planetary amphitheater.
Gabriel conducted an unceasing exposure of the rebel sophistries from his
headquarters taken up near at hand. The various personalities present on
the sphere who were in doubt as to their attitude would journey back and
forth between these discussions until they arrived at a final decision.
|Saints and Martyrs|
|P.980 - §8 There is no more tragic
and pathetic experience on record, illustrative of the heart-tearing contentions
between ancient and time-honored religious customs and the contrary demands
of advancing civilization, than the Hebrew narrative of Jephthah and his
only daughter. As was common custom, this well-meaning man had made a foolish
vow, had bargained with the "god of battles," agreeing to pay
a certain price for victory over his enemies. And this price was to make
P.981 - §0 sacrifice of that which first came out of his house to meet him when he returned to his home. Jephthah thought that one of his trusty slaves would thus be on hand to greet him, but it turned out that his daughter and only child came out to welcome him home. And so, even at that late date and among a supposedly civilized people, this beautiful maiden, after two months to mourn her fate, was actually offered as a human sacrifice by her father, and with the approval of his fellow tribesmen. And all this was done in the face of Moses' stringent rulings against the offering of human sacrifice. But men and women are addicted to making foolish and needless vows, and the men of old held all such pledges to be highly sacred.
|Other European paintings|