I personally believe that the success of any missionary endeavor can be measured by the degree that nationals on any mission field are themselves fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. For this goal of
Our present-day culture can be described as a comfort-at-any-cost society. In this environment, things such as affliction, pain, persecution, and other forms of suffering are viewed as obstacles and enemies. Missionaries are not immune from
Millions of professing Christians waiver, when confronted with the need to follow Christ whole-heartedly. Millions more excuse themselves by saying, “I am thinking about it. Perhaps one day I will decide.” The latter group is
There are five different Hebrew words so rendered in the “Authorized Version: (1.) A basket (Heb. sal, a twig or osier)” “for holding bread (Gen. 40:16; Ex. 29:3, 23; Lev. 8:2, 26, 31;” “Num. 6:15, 17, 19). Sometimes baskets were made of twigs peeled;” their manufacture was a recognized trade among the Hebrews. “(2.) That used (Heb. salsilloth’) in gathering grapes (Jer. 6:9). “(3.) That in which the first fruits of the harvest were “presented, Heb. tene, (Deut. 26:2, 4). It was also used for” household purposes. In form it tapered downwards like that called corbis by the Romans. “(4.) A basket (Heb. kelub) having a lid, resembling a bird-cage. It was made of leaves or rushes. The name is also applied to “fruit-baskets (Amos 8:1, 2).” “(5.) A basket (Heb. dud) for carrying figs (Jer. 24:2), also “clay to the brick-yard (R.V., Ps. 81:6), and bulky articles (2” Kings 10:7). This word is also rendered in the Authorized “Version “kettle” (1 Sam. 2:14), “caldron” (2 Chr. 35:13),” seething-pot (Job 41:20). “In the New Testament mention is made of the basket (Gr. “kophinos, small “wicker-basket”) for the “fragments” in the” “miracle recorded Mark 6:43, and in that recorded Matt. 15:37” “(Gr. spuris, large “rope-basket”); also of the basket in which” “Paul escaped (Acts 9:25, Gr. spuris; 2 Cor. 11: 33, Gr. sargane,” basket of plaited cords).
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