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
“A Roman officer in command of a hundred men (Mark 15:39, 44,” “45). Cornelius, the first Gentile convert, was a centurion (Acts” “10:1, 22). Other centurions are mentioned in Matt. 8:5, 8, 13;” “Luke 7:2, 6; Acts 21:32; 22:25, 26; 23:17, 23; 24:23; 27:1, 6,” “11, 31, 43; 28:16. A centurion watched the crucifixion of our” “Lord (Matt. 27:54; Luke 23:47), and when he saw the wonders” “attending it, exclaimed, “Truly this man was the Son of God.” The centurions mentioned in the New Testament are uniformly “spoken of in terms of praise, whether in the Gospels or in the” Acts. It is interesting to compare this with the statement of “Polybius (vi. 24), that the centurions were chosen by merit, and” so were men remarkable not so much for their daring courage as “for their deliberation, constancy, and strength of mind.”, Dr.” Maclear’s N. T. Hist.
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