"Where is he that is born King of the Jews?"
“These Gospels which, as to size, are mere pamphlets, are the most precious writings in all the world...They are the heart of Divine revelation, because they are the record of the manifestation of God on earth, in the Person of His Son, for the purpose of redemption” (Graham Scroggie)
The New Testament is the story of Christ’s ministry, his sacrifice and resurrection, the establishment of the Church and the proclamation of the Gospel among the Gentile peoples.
The little that we do is great if the Spirit of God is blessing. It is His power not our might which is the basic requirement of success.
Haggai was called to a good and godly remnant who as a result of discouragement had lost a sense of priority. This same problem has afflicted Christians in every age. We lose our determination and zeal. We become focused on careers, homes and all the other trappings of a materialistic society. We no longer have the interest in the Lord's Work that once we had. This is not apostasy but a lukewarmness that overtakes the body of the Church. To such a people Haggai was called.
via TWO WAYS AND TWO DESTINIES; Psalm 1
Micah along with the other prophets testified to a singular God, one who ruled and governed alone, one who would not tolerate sin, who honoured his promises. When it seemed that so many were seeking after new religions and other gods Micah stood out from the crowd to defend the God who was unique, the one and only true God. This was his calling.
THE REMAINING BURDEN For some readers it seems surprising that after passing through the Wicket Gate, with the assistance of Good-Will, Christian’s burden remains. We should not necessarily assume, however, that assurance is a blessing that every converted soul instantly receives. Some struggle with the burden of assurance longing to be free of their horrible... Continue Reading →
Amos: The Herdman of Tekoa Key Text: Chapter 4:12 “Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” Amos' Biography The name Amos, according to the Jewish expert, John Gill, means “burdened”. A most suitable name for one called to... Continue Reading →