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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
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Luke 16:1-31
Thomas 87
Thomas 112
Thomas 56
Thomas 80
Thomas 29
Thomas 85
Thomas 111
Thomas 60
Thomas 7
Thomas 15
Thomas 114
Thomas 53
Thomas 42
Luke 17:1-6

And he also said to his disciples,
"There was a rich person who had a manager,
and charges were brought to him
that this one was squandering his possessions.
And calling him he said to him,
'What is this I hear about you?
Give back the account of your management;
for you can no longer be manager.'

"And the manager said to himself, 'What should I do,
since my lord is taking away the management from me?
I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
I know what I should do,
so that when I am removed from the management
they may welcome me into their houses.'

"And calling each one of his lord's debtors
he said to the first, 'How much do you owe my lord?'

"And he said, 'A hundred baths of oil.'

"And he said to him, 'Take your bill
and sitting quickly write fifty.'
Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?'

"And he said, 'A hundred barrels of wheat.'

"He tells them, 'Take your bill and write eighty.'

"And the lord commended his manager of injustice
because he acted shrewdly;
for the sons of this age are more shrewd
with their own generation than the sons of light.

"And I tell you,
make friends for yourselves from the money of injustice,
so that when it fails
they may welcome you into eternal dwellings.
The one faithful with the smallest is also faithful with much,
and the one unjust with the smallest is also unjust with much.

"Therefore if you were not faithful with the unjust money,
who will trust you with the true?
And if you are not faithful with another's,
who will give you ours?

"No domestic can serve two lords;
for either one will hate the one and love the other,
or one will hold to one and disregard the other.
You cannot serve God and money."

And the Pharisees being money-lovers heard all this,
and sneered at him.

And he said to them,
"You are the ones justifying yourselves before people,
but God knows your hearts;
for what is highly valued by people
is an abomination before God.

"The law and the prophets were until John;
since then the sovereignty of God is the good message
and everyone is pushing into it.
But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away
than it is for one dot of the law to fall.

"Everyone leaving his wife and marrying another
commits adultery,
and whoever marries the one left by the husband
commits adultery.

"There was a rich person,
and he wore purple and fine linen
celebrating splendidly every day.
And a poor one named Lazarus had been laid at his gate,
covered with sores and longing to satisfy his hunger
from the things falling from the table of the rich one;
moreover the dogs coming licked his sores.

"And it happened that the poor one died
and he was taken away by the angels to the bosom of Abraham;
and the rich one also died and was buried.
And in Hades lifting his eyes, while in torment,
he sees Abraham from a distance and Lazarus in his bosom.

"And calling he said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me
and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger
in water and cool down my tongue,
for I am in pain in this flame.'

"But Abraham said, 'Child,
remember that you received your good things during your life,
and Lazarus similarly the bad things;
and now he is comforted here, but you are in pain.
And besides all this,
between us and you a great chasm has been fixed,
so that those wishing to pass from here to you cannot,
and no one may cross from there to us.'

"And he said, 'Then I ask you, father,
to send him into my father's house;
for I have five brothers; so that he may warn them,
lest they also come to this place of torment.'

"But Abraham says, 'They have Moses and the prophets;
let them listen to them.'

"But he said, 'No, father Abraham,
but if someone from the dead goes to them,
they will change their minds.'

"And he said to them,
'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be convinced
if someone rises from the dead.'"
Luke 16:1-31

Jesus said, "Wretched is the body which depends upon a body,
and wretched is the soul which depends upon these two."
Thomas 87

Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh which depends upon the soul;
woe to the soul which depends upon the flesh."
Thomas 112

Jesus said, "Whoever has known the world has found a corpse,
and whoever has found a corpse,
the world is not worthy of him."
Thomas 56

Jesus said, "Whoever has known the world has found the body,
and whoever has found the body,
the world is not worthy of him."
Thomas 80

Jesus said, "If the flesh came into existence
because of Spirit, it is a wonder;
but if Spirit came into existence because of the body,
it is a wonder of wonders.
But I wonder at how this great wealth
has made its home in this poverty."
Thomas 29

Jesus said, "Adam came into existence
from great power and great wealth,
and he did not become worthy of you.
For if he had been worthy, there would not have been death."
Thomas 85

Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth
will be rolled up in your presence,
and he who lives from the living one will not see death,"
for Jesus says, "Whoever finds himself,
the world is not worthy of him."
Thomas 111

A Samaritan was carrying a lamb on his way to Judea.
He said to his disciples,
"Why is he carrying the lamb with him?"

They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."

He said to them, "As long as it is alive, he will not eat it,
but only if he kills it and it becomes a corpse."

They said, "Otherwise he will not be able to do it."

He said to them, "You then,
seek for yourselves a place within for rest,
so that you will not become a corpse and be eaten."
Thomas 60

Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which the person eats,
and the lion will become a person;
and cursed is the person whom the lion eats,
and the lion will become a person."
Thomas 7

Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman,
throw yourselves down upon your faces and worship him:
He is your Father."
Thomas 15

Simon Peter said to them, "Let Mary go away from us,
for women are not worthy of life."

Jesus said, "Watch, I shall lead her
so that I will make her male,
so that she too may become a living spirit like you males.
For every woman who makes herself male
will enter the sovereignty of heaven."
Thomas 114

His disciples said to him,
"Is circumcision beneficial or not?"

He said to them, "If it were beneficial,
their father would beget them circumcised from their mother.
But the true circumcision in Spirit
has become beneficial in every way."
Thomas 53

Jesus said, "Come into being as you pass away."
Thomas 42

And he said to his disciples,
"It is impossible for temptations not to come,
but woe to the one through whom they come;
it would be better for one
if a millstone were wrapped around one's neck
and one were thrown into the sea,
than that one should tempt one of these little ones.

"Watch yourselves.
If your brother sins, reprimand him,
and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he sins against you seven times a day
and seven times turns to you saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."

And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

And the Lord said, "If you have faith like a mustard seed,
you would say to this sycamore tree,
'Be uprooted and planted in the sea;'
and it would obey you.
Luke 17:1-6


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