Pilate the Roman Governor of Judaea was anxious. He was tasked with keeping order in one of the most troublesome of all the Roman territories. He was entering Passover time when hundreds of thousands of Jews were flooding into Jerusalem. Nationalistic fervour would be at its highest and mixed with religious energy this was a heady cocktail. He was aware of the stories of a Messiah, the great deliverer whom the Jews longed for.
I once believed that the 24th Psalm was the last in a series of three Messianic songs and that each one revealed Christ in a different way. In the 22nd we viewed Christ in His sufferings, in the 23rd He is present in His shepherding whereas in the 24th He is sovereign. While these distinctionsContinue reading “KING JESUS REIGNS”
“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)
Now I saw in my dream, that by this time the Pilgrims were got over the Enchanted Ground, and entering into the country of Beulah, whose air was very sweet and pleasant, the way lying directly through it, they solaced themselves there for a season.
Does God want us to live like mice on the Enchanted Ground? Is it God’s will for his people to sleep their way to the Celestial City?
As this stage of the journey was descriptive of Bunyan’s ministry, he was indicating that those engaged in public service must be especially on their guard against the consequences of flattery and where it can lead.
After Malachi the voice of the prophet was not heard for 400 years. 400 years of silence. That silence was only broken when that voice was heard crying in the wilderness. The one whose Malachi’s very name anticipated was born to preach and to introduce the Lamb of God to lost and dying humanity.
Obadiah: The Kingdom Belongs to the Lord Key Text: Verse 21 “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.” This study embraces one of the lesser known and neglected books of the Bible. Nevertheless there is a message in Obadiah, which fitsContinue reading “OBADIAH; The Kingdom is the Lord’s”
“Solomon in his naivety thought that he could enjoy whatever woman he desired because he offered everything by way of riches and material comfort. In the case of this young woman, however, he could not give her what her Shepherd could supply, true love.”
WHAT CHILD IS THIS? The Popular Christmas song, written by William Chatterton Dix, “What Child is This?” asks the all important Christmas question: “What Child is this Who laid to rest On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping?” We do well to ponder the question andContinue reading “WHAT CHILD IS THIS?”