parables

Watch our October 30, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:36-46)

Watch our October 30, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:31-46.

First, Tom read Matthew 26:34-46. He connected this passage to Isaiah 53 and Zechariah 13:7. He noted that the amount of olives was a place where there were not only olive trees but Gethsemane means all of the mail in Hebrew. This was a place where all of us were oppressed. He made this comparison as a sort of parable as to what Jesus was going through and would go through. He also connected it to Romans 11:17.

Tom also compared and contrasted this experience on the mount of olives with the mount of transfiguration.

As an analogy to what Jesus was going through, Tom spoke of some cancer victims in his family and compared this experience to a lethal dose of chemotherapy. Another analogy Tom used was the Halloween celebrators in South Korea Who were crushed by the crowd. Tom also connected this passage to New testament passages Luke 22:53, Matthew 27:46, and John 12:31. He also connected it to Old Testament passages like Psalm 16:3, 18:4-5, 42:7, 55:5, 69:1-3, 88:3, and Jonah (specifically 2:4-5).

Tom also use the comparison of David and Goliath and noted how this would culminate in the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15, the prophecy about the seed of the woman crushing the head of the serpent while being bruised in his heel.

Watch our October 16, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:26-30)

Watch our October 16, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:26-30.

Tom read Matthew 26:26-30 and gave a review of what came before the last supper, Jesus is betrayal. He gave this as an example of going from despair to joy. Also, he gave a parable of this from the Padres versus Dodgers game you’ve been at the previous night. After a poor start, the Padres ended up winning.

Tom compared how Jesus spoke with the Lord speaking to Elijah in the still, small voice (1 kings 19). Next, He compared the matzo/matza which was bruised to Jesus (Isaiah 28:28; Isaiah 53:5, the same word is used in both passages. He then compare the stripes in the matzo to what would happen to Jesus (Isaiah 53:5) and the piercing (Zechariah 12:10). He then pointed out that Jesus is the bread of life John 6:35,48. Next, he made a point that Jesus voluntarily gave his life (Matthew 26:51–53) like he chose to break the bread (Matthew 26:26).

Tom then compared Jesus is call to “take and eat“ as analogous to us needing to take Jesus as our savior (Psalm 34:8). Then he said that knowing that Jesus is the savior is not enough. We must receive (take) And as our savior to become a child of God (John 1:11–13). He made application to Jewish evangelism.

Tom told gospel as it told to him when he believed. They were three steps, tell, believe, and receive. That is, tell God you are a sinner, believe the gospel facts, and receive Jesus Christ. He emphasized the importance of Jesus‘s blood being shed for us (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:12–15). Also, he compared the giving of the blood for atonement in Leviticus 17:11 with God giving his Son in John 3:16. He concluded with the significance of Jesus using the present tense of this event, even though it hadn’t happened yet.

Watch our October 9, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:17-25)

Watch our October 9, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:17-25.

Tom read Matthew 26:17-25. Then he went over the background of Passover and how Jesus is the Passover lamb (John 1:29). He pointed out that Jesus is our “hope to live.“

Tom then compared Passover in the Bible verses how the rabbis have said it is to be held. He made the point that Passover is a memorial of Israel‘s deliverance and that Jesus fulfills the Passover.

Tom then pointed out that Jesus told them that one of them would be betray him so that they “may believe I am” (John 13:19). He gave the applications that we should examine ourselves and our job is to overcome the prejudice of unbelievers about Christ.

Watch our October 2, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:14-16)

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:14-16.

Tom Cantor taught from Matthew 26:14–16. In this passage, Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus. Tom first gave the background on how important the twelve apostles were and how close they were to Jesus. This emphasized how much of a betrayal and painful this was for Jesus. He also noted there wereTo Judy says among the apostles. Only Judas Iscariot was a bad one. He took this to be a type of Jews who follow Jesus and those who do not.

Tom also pointed out that Jesus had a choice and betraying Jesus. He strongly critiqued Calvinism and I noticed the biblical passages that point out God’s desire for all to be saved. He emphasized it was Judas’s choice ultimately that led him to betray Jesus.

Tom gave personal applications including dealing with dealing with “the Judas to each of our hearts.”

Watch our September 25, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:6-13)

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:6-13.

First, Tom read Matthew 26:6-13. He noted Old Testament passages related to Christ. He made connections from the parallel account in Mark 13. Next, he contrasted Mary’s behavior to that of Ananias and Sapphira. Tom then compared Mary with the woman who anointed Jesus’s feet.

Also, Tom game applications and noted Israel’s future repentance. He noted that she is an example for us and to honor Christ in the time we have. “Today is the day of salvation!“ Tom noted that in teaching on this we are fulfilling this passage. Finally, he noted that this it would be a memorial to her (Matthew 6:13).

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:1-5)

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:1-5.

Tom first gave a review of the previous parables. He gave application from Mordecai Ham’s and his own experiences that motivated them to evangelize. He gave applications on doing God’s will and a call to “finish well.”

Tom then taught from the passage noting Christ’s use of the present tense regarding the future feast and his betrayal. His conclusion included that Christ as our passover.

Watch our September 11, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Parable of the Sheep and the Goats)

Watch our September 11, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor on the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats for Matthew 25.

Tom taught on The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. First, he gave a review of the chapter and its parables. He gave lessons from these.

Then he started teaching on this parable. He noted that “our judge Christ Jesus understands what it means to be a man“ and that he had the same nature. He referred to the book of Hebrews, Isaiah 53, and Lamentations 1:12 in relation to this and peoples rejection of Jesus.

Tom made the point that there are three crosses and people respond like one of the two thieves. Christ is in the middle. He made number of points from the parable itself and the need to trust in Christ and how to have assurance.

Watch our September 4, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 25:14-30, Parable of the Talents)

Watch our September 4, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 25:14-30, Parable of the Talents)

Tom reviewed the context of this parable in relation to the previous one. He then gave three things the Holy Spirit gives us to live the Christian life. He gave applications from his experiences in Jewish vandalism. Also, he gave an analogy to this parable from his experience in business. Finally, he went over the first part of the parable with more applications.