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"Likewise,I say unto you,there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." Luke15:10. ( Sa dua na ka na levu ni marau vei ira na Agilosi ke dua e sa veivutuni.) If a woman and her neighbors delight in recovering a solitary coin, and if a shepherd takes joy in rescuing a single sheep,how much more praiseworthy is the salvation of a sinner? Jesus teaches of his concern for every individual.
Jesus told a story of a woman who had 10 coins and lost one of…Continue
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And when he cometh home,he called together his friends and neighbors,saying unto them,"Rejoice with me,for I have found my sheep which was lost." Luke 15:6. ( Mai me da mai marauvata,ka ni'u sa kunea na noqu sipi ka yali.) Luke makes much of Jesus contact with sinners.The Pharasees' traditions forbade them from sharing meals with sinners,but Jesus shows mercy for the outcast.
The story of someone who owns 100 sheep and has lost one,and left the 99 and look for the lost one until he…Continue
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"For I say unto you,that none of these men which were bidden shall taste of my supper." Luke 14:24. ( E sega ni dua vei ira na vakabesebese era na tovolea na veikavinaka au sa na vakarautaka tu.) Among other things the parable teaches that it is folly to trifle with the summons of the gospel.God is able to extend His invitation,and He is also able to isolate people from the benefit of His grace.
A certain man once gave a great dinner,and he invited many people to come to it.But…Continue
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"And if bear fruit well,and if not, then after that thou shall cut it down." Luke 13:9. ( Ni da tea e dua na ka, eda vinakata me vuavua vinaka,ke sega ,me sa na tamusuki.)This parable eventual severity on those who are continually fruitless.Jesus said that everyone is sin and come short of the glory of God,and without repenting,they will suffer the tourment of everlasting punishment.
A man had a fig tree in his vineyard.When it was time for the tree to bear fruit,he found nothing.Then…Continue
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Kalougata in the Fijian Bible: Does it mean “blessing” or “curse”?
The Fijian word “kalougata” is conservatively understood as the equivalent of the English, “to bless, blessed, blessing” since the arrival of the missionaries in 1835 and the publication of the first Fijian Bible in 1864. However, a new meaning to the word was recently proposed around the turn of the new millennium, and that is about 140 years later. Quite interestingly, the newly proposed…Continue
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But rather seek first the kingdom of God:and all these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31 ( Me sa liu mada ga na Matanitu ni Kalou,ka e na qai nomu na veikakecega.) Jesus will not be part of furthering someone's selfish interests.He calls for people to serve the Lord and others,not themselves.Jesus told a story of two brothers tried to share the property of what their father left behind.He went to say to be on your guard against greed of every kind,for great wealth does not guarantee…Continue
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"Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,with all thy soul,with all thy strength and withh all thy mind,and thy neighbor as thyself." Luke 10:27. ( E sa matata vakavinaka vei keda na i Vola Tabu,ia na taro me da taroga,so o cei sara mada na wekamu?) A certain man came to Jesus and asked a question,"Teacher,what must I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus asked him,"What is written in law of Moses?"
To justify himself,the man asked another question,"Who is my neighbor?" Jesus…Continue
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And he said to the woman,"Your faith hath saved you;go in Peace." Luke 7:50.( Yalewa,e sa vakabulai iko na nomu vakabauta,ko mo lako e na vakacegu.) Jesus was known for His association with sinners,but also extends Himself to the well-to-do,who stand in the same need of salvation.A famous Bible story of a man named Simon,who was a Pharisee once invited Jesus to his house.During dinner a surprising thing happened.A woman known to be a great sinner entered the house,because she heard that…Continue
Added by Inoke Raikadroka on April 16, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments
Looking for help, we're working on a graphic novel that involves the last battle between Tuna and Fata and the last Tu'I Tonga #15 Talakaifaiki. Looking to see if, anyone knows who the Tui Manu'a was at the time of TT #15 ousting. And, details of the story background to the actually 'Coupe De Tait in Aleipata. Much appreciated, if you can help? Malo, Fa'afetai and Thank You again
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" For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country,who called his own servants,and delievered unto them his goods. Mathew 25:14. ( Na matanitu ni Kalou e sa vaka e dua na i taukei ni cakacaka,ka solia e so na nona i yau vei ira e so na nona tamata cakacaka.) The parable of the talents further emphasizes the need for preparation and faithful service to the Master. A certain rich man was about to go on a trip to a faraway country.Before he started on his way,he called three…Continue
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"Watch therefore,for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." Mathew 25:13 ( Me da tu vakarau,ni da sega ni kila na gauna e lako mai kina na Gone turaga.Me da vakavakarau tu.) The parable of the 10 virgins explain the Israel's true converts of the Great Tribulation period in relation to the church.There will be a day when Jesus will come to the earth for the second time.He will come as a mighty king and will judge all people.Because Jesus will judge everyone,we…Continue
Added by Inoke Raikadroka on April 12, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments
"For many are called,but few are chosen." Mathew 22:14. ( E levu era na kacivi,ka e na lailai era a digitaki.The servants went out to gather all whom they found,both the bad and the good,until the hall was filled with quests.But before the quests were allowed to enter the hall,each one was given a special wedding robe to wear.Anyone who did not have such a robe was not allowed to go in to the feast.Nevertheless,when the king came into the banquet hall to look at his quests,he noticed a man…Continue
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"Then came Peter to Him,and said,Lord,how oft,shall my brother sin against me,and I forgive him? till seven times?" Jesus said to him," I say not unto these,until seven times:but,until seventy times seven." Mathew 18:21,22.( King James). ( Me vakavitusagavulu na vitu.Me sa guilecavi sara ga vakadua.) The parable of the unforgiving servant is used by Jesus to reinforce the power and importance of the principle of forgiveness.
Peter was surprised at this.It seemed almost unbelievable to…Continue
Added by Inoke Raikadroka on April 10, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments
"Let both grow together until the harvest:and in the time of harvest,I will say to the reapers,Gather all together first the tares,and bind them in bundles to burn them:but gather the wheat into my barn." Mathew 13:30. ( Laiva ga me ra tubu vata,ka qai macala ga e na gauna ni tatamusuki.Ni sa oti e na vuravura oqo,e da na qai tucake kece tu e matana na Kalou.) A farmer sowed wheat in his field,but at night,when everyone was asleep,his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat.And so,when…Continue
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"But that on the good ground are they,which in an honest and good heart,having heard the word,keep it,and bring forth fruit with patience." Luke8:15 (King James) ( Na kau ena vakaraitaki koya ga na vuana,drokadroka ka vuavuai vinaka.Na vosa ni Kalou,ni sa teivaki vinaka e na vakatakilakilataki vei keda na tamata tabuyani.) Many people who listened to Jesus teach were farmers. Jesus frequently used parables that talked about seeds,planting,harvesting,and good and bad soil to explain…Continue
Added by Inoke Raikadroka on April 8, 2013 at 6:10am — No Comments
( Na vosa vakatautauvata e dau tukuna na turaga ko Jisu,e na gauna e a bula lako kina.Na vakasama vakayalo e na rawarawa vei keda me da ciqoma se vakatavulica.) Jesus told these special stories to teach religious ideas,Although the stories Jesus told were usually short,they were very important message.Parable can be defined as an"earthly story with a heavenly meaning."
Jesus was sitting on the beach of the Sea of Galilee.His disciples and a number of women were with Him.That day Jesus…Continue
Added by Inoke Raikadroka on April 7, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things,he said unto him,"Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God."( Me da dau tiko vakawasoma e na vale ni Kalou,ka kania ka vakananuma tiko na Vosa bula ni Kalou.) The parable of the Great Supper often stands for a communal celeberation of salvation.
Jesus tells the story about a wealthy man who hosted a great banquent ( Luke 14:15-24).Guests are invited,and the food is prepared.However,one by one all of the…Continue
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