Lesson Of The Fig Tree

Jesus told people to think of a fig tree. When its leaves start to appear, people know that summer is on its way. Similarly, they should look out for signs of Jesus' second coming. When strange things happen to the moon and stars, when whole countries are in despair, and people are faint from fear, then they will know that the kingdom of God is about to come.

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THE LORD'S PRAYER

Jesus gave his most important lesson about prayer in the Sermon on the Mount. He told his listeners not to pray ostentatiously with long, elaborate prayers - God knows what you need before you ask. Instead, he gave them the Lord's Prayer beginning, "Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name...". It has been translated into languages as diverse as Spanish and Chinese, and is repeated in Christian churches the world over.

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