Each of the tribes had their part in the promised land. Each of Jesus’ disciples, whom He called to Himself at the outset of His ministry, had his part in the work of the Lord. What God did with Israel and with Jesus’ first disciples will be surpassed when Christ comes in glory: “You shall […]Read More When Christ Returns, There Will Be Salvation – And Judgment.
Holiness and honesty are two qualities which are to characterize the life of the Christian. The ‘laws’ in Deuteronomy stress the importance of holiness. Jesus, in His parable of the shrewd manager, emphasizes the importance of honesty – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much” (Luke 16:10). We are […]Read More Holiness And Honesty
We thank You, Lord, that Jesus is “the most excellent of men” (Psalm 45:2). He is much more than that. We look at Jesus Christ, the risen Lord (Acts 2:24, 36), and we say, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever” (Psalm 45:6; Hebrews 1:8). Help us to approach our Lord Jesus […]Read More We look at Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, and we say, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever”
‘No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit’ (1 Corinthians 12:3). ‘In Jerusalem’, on ‘the day of Pentecost’ there are ‘Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven’ (Acts 2:1, 5). They are ‘amazed’ at what they hear – ‘we hear them telling in our own tongue the mighty works of […]Read More The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ.
Psalm 118:19-29; Mark 12:1-12 There were many servants. There is only one Son. We read Jesus’ parable in the light of Peter’s confession – “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mark 8:29) – and God’s declaration – “This is My Beloved Son” (Mark 9:7). In this parable, Jesus is speaking to […]Read More Jesus Christ – the Son of God: Psalm 118:19-29; Mark 12:1-12
Genesis 3:1-5 We have read about the beginning of creation (1:1). Now we come to the beginning of sin. In these verses, we have temptation. Note that temptation is not sin. It only becomes sin when we do what the tempter suggests (6). Temptation comes from ‘that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan’ (Revelation […]Read More Where are you? God is looking for us – to bring us back to Himself.
We think, Lord, of Jesus, Your Son, We think of His suffering. We think of His salvation. He suffered for us. We are saved by Him. We think of all that Jesus has done for us. We can say nothing more or less than this: Thank You, Lord.Read More We think, Lord, of Jesus …