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Watch our June 19, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 23:14)

Watch our June 19, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 23:14).

 

Widows

Tom Cantor started by reading Matthew 23:14. Then Tom covered three main points. First, he spoke of the prayers and promises to widows in the Bible. Tom reference passages like psalm 68:5, Luke 7:11, Deuteronomy 14:28, and the widows mite.

Prayer

Next, he spoke of pretense in prayer. He noted that there are good and bad ways of praying. We shouldn’t pray to show off or use vain reputations. He gave the rosary as an example of vain repetitions. Tom compared prayers like the way his wife would write letters. She would take great care in what she said. He gave three points from her letter writing that might help prayer. First, be clear. Second, be to the point. Third, use the best words. He referenced passages of people who believed what they would receive (Matthew 20:29–34; Matthew 9:27–30) and those who struggled with belief (Mark 9: 20–24).

Judgement

Finally, Tom addressed the last part of the verse about the “greater damnation.” He gave some biblical descriptions of hell, and pointed out no one needed to go there. He critiqued “fatalistic predestination” (Calvinism) as being not true and that everyone has a chance to go to heaven. Tom pointed out that hell was not created for us but for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). Next, he stressed how Christ died for everyone and there is provision for everyone. He used to do an Old Testament passages including those about Jesus being “the Lamb of God” for the world (John 1:29) and the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:21). Why hell? They choose to hold onto their sins. He critiqued Calvinism and TULIP using passages like Isaiah 53:4 and Romans 5:8, talking on “the unbelievable love of God.”

Tom closed referring to the Gopsel, “A person has to fight his way into Hell”, and God‘s will that all be saved.

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Watch our April 3, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor (The Parable of the Wedding Banquet, part 1)

Watch our April 3, 2022 adult Sunday school class by Tom Cantor from the Gospel of Matthew on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Tom taught from Matthew 22:1-5.

He taught on the first half of the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. First, he connected it with the previous chapter with the phrase in the first verse, “And Jesus answered”. What did he answer? Tom then drew from Psalm 2 to build his point about the Lord Jesus Christ being the cornerstone. He pointed out that the Bible is like the DNA genome in that it answers our needs. He used proverbs 8:22-31 to show the Father’s love for the Son.

Tom then noted that Genesis 24 is a long chapter about Abraham servant getting a bride for Isaac. He noted that the servants name is not mentioned in this passage. The application he used was that when we serve the Lord, we do not focus on ourselves.

Tom pointed out that we are like the servants in the parable to carry the message of God. He applied Revelation 22:17 to this point. He then pointed out God’s desire for all to be saved (I Timothy 2:4) and that none should perish (II Peter 3:9). Next, he applied this to God’s desire for the salvation of Israel (Romans 11:1). Tom noted God’s desire and repeated calls through Matthew 22:4.

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