Category Archives: William Barclay

Parable of the Sheep and Goats–William Barclay

Matthew 25:31-46 “When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and an the angels with him, then he will take his seat upon the throne of his glory, and all nations will be assembled before him, and he … Continue reading

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The Equipment of the King’s Messenger by William Barclay

Matthew 10:8b-10 “Freely you have received; freely give. Do not set out to get gold or silver or bronze for your purses; do not take a bag for the journey, nor two tunics, nor shoes, nor a staff. The workman … Continue reading

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The Resurrection and the Life– by William Barclay

The Resurrection and the Life (Jn 11:20-27) 11:20-27 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, but Mary remained sitting in the house. So Martha said to Jesus: “Lord, if you had been here, my … Continue reading

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The Book of Job by William Blake/And the Lord said unto Satan.., plate 3

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The Spirit of Truth (John 16:12-15)–William Barclay

John 16:12-15 “I have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of Truth has come, he will lead you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own authority and … Continue reading

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Two Great Temptations in the Christian Life–William Barclay

There are two great temptations in the Christian life; and, in a certain sense, the better people are, the more susceptible they are to them. First, there is the temptation to try to earn God’s favour, and second, the temptation … Continue reading

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The Story of the Loving Father—William Barclay

 Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)  Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the part of the estate which falls to me.’ So his father … Continue reading

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Parable of the Unjust Steward—William Barclay

  A Bad Man’s Good Example (Luke 16:1-13) Jesus said to his disciples, “There was a rich man who had a steward. He received information against the steward which alleged that he was dissipating his goods. He called him, and … Continue reading

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Parable of the Good Samaritan—William Barclay

Who Is My Neighbour? (Luke 10:25-37) 10:25-37 Look you—an expert in the law stood up and asked Jesus a test question. “Teacher,” he said, “What is it I am to do to become the possessor of eternal life?” He said … Continue reading

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Parable of the Barren Fig Tree—William Barclay

Gospel of the Other Chance and Threat of the Last Chance (Luke 13:6-9) Jesus spoke this parable, “A man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and did not find it. He said … Continue reading

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