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Matthew 6:13 Reconciling "Lead Us Not Into Temptation", When The Holy Spirit Lead Jesus Into Temptation

How do we reconcile the prayer to for God to "lead us not into temptation (testing), but deliver us from evil. -Matt 6:13 ...When in Jesus own life, "...Jesus was led up by the Spirit ...
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How should the foot washing by Jesus be interpreted?

Jesus provides a teaching to his disciples in John 13:1-17 (ESV). 1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having ...
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What was the purpose of laying hands on the seven in Acts 6:6

After an uproar concerning the feeding of the widows the Apostles chose seven men to take care of that ministry KJV Acts 6 : 1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, ...
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Why is μαθητεύσατε in Mt 28:19 often translated "make disciples of all nations" when older and more literal ones render it "disciple all nations"?

Why is μαθητεύσατε translated "make disciples of all nations" in the newer translations when the older ones and the modern literal translations render it "disciple (or teach) all ...
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Luke 9:60 Did Jesus actually encourage the man to bury his Father?

Why, in Luke's account does Jesus specifically tell the disciple to go after he requests to go and bury his father? In Matthew's account, Jesus responds to the request of the man to bury his father by ...
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Why were the disciples so concerned about their status within the group?

Why did the disciples, and the mother of James and John, seem so concerned about their status within the group of disciples? eg Mark 9 - but others too. I am wondering if there is more to this than ...
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Why was Peter interrogated more than the other disciple in John 18:17:27?

After accompanying Christ to the High priest's compound Peter is interrogated more than the other disciple who took him in. John 18:17 ESV :The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are ...
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Disciples' hard hearts in Mark 6:52 meant Jesus is unrecognized as Christ (instead of a Prophet like Elisha) for a greater miracle than 2 Kings 4:43?

Based on Mark 6:52 we notice the disciples' observations of previously Feeding 5,000-men from 5-Loaves during [Mark 6:41-44] was considered "hard-hearted" since the disciples did not ...
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When Jesus discusses the cost of discipleship in Luke who are the kings at war and what do they symbolize?

When Jesus discusses the cost of discipleship in Luke, who are the two kings at war and what do they symbolize? Most of us are familiar with John 3:16 and its promise of salvation and eternal life for ...
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Why did Christ seemingly discourage the volunteer in Luke 9:57?

In the following text Christ seemingly discourages the volunteer who wanted to follow him.In the answer that he gives to the volunteer that of having no place to lay his head is somehow discouraging ...
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Acts 15:19 turned or turning?

In Acts 15:20 there are four things a Gentile immediately shall stop do when entering discipleship. 1: Abstain from food polluted by idols. 2: Abstain from sexual immorality. 3: Abstain from meat of ...
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