The life and ministry of Jesus were characterized by compassion. The biblical record of His miracles occasionally mentions that fact, and one might say His incarnation occurred because of His compassion. A disciple of Christ
We live in an age when candidates are chosen to lead a nation according to how they look on television rather than on their ideas. This shows that what God said to Samuel still holds
The very reason missionaries and others are needed to share the gospel of Christ is, in essence, the same reason God gave Israel a king, That reason is people’s rejection of God. That attitude is
“(1.) To cry for help, hence to pray (Gen. 4:26). Thus men are” “said to “call upon the name of the Lord” (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14;” Rom. 10:12; 1 Cor. 1:2). “(2.) God calls with respect to men when he designates them to “some special office (Ex. 31:2; Isa. 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when” he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matt. 9:13; 11:28; 22:4). “In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, “to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Rom. 9:24,” 25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with “salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable” if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matt. 22:14). “An effectual call is something more than the outward message of “the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of the” enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit (John “16:14; Acts 26: 18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to” “Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth” (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Eph. 1:17).
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