It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
While on mission in Sierra Leone I found it necessary to spend more time in prayer and Bible study. A brief devotional time in the morning was not nearly enough for the spiritual challenges that
“The grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus and” Bernice. The Roman emperor Caligula made him governor first of “the territories of Philip, then of the tetrarchy of Lysanias,” “with the title of king (“king Herod”), and finally of that of” “Antipas, who was banished, and of Samaria and Judea. Thus he” became ruler over the whole of Palestine. He was a persecutor of “the early Christians. He slew James, and imprisoned Peter (Acts” “12:1-4). He died at Caesarea, being “eaten of worms” (Acts” “12:23), A.D. 44. (Comp. Josephus, Ant. xix. 8.)”
“Son of the foregoing, was born at Rome, A.D. 27. He was the” brother of Bernice and Drusilla. The Emperor Claudius (A.D. 48) invested him with the office of superintendent of the Temple of “Jerusalem, and made him governor (A.D. 50) of Chalcis. He was” “afterwards raised to the rank of king, and made governor over” “the tetrarchy of Philip and Lysanias (Acts 25:13; 26:2, 7). It” was before him that Paul delivered (A.D. 59) his speech recorded in Acts 26. His private life was very profligate. He died (the “last of his race) at Rome, at the age of about seventy years,” A.D. 100.
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