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 rights and privileges of a citizen in distinction from a foreigner (Luke 15:15; 19:14; Acts 21:39). Under the Mosaic law “non-Israelites, with the exception of the Moabites and the” “Ammonites and others mentioned in Deut. 23:1-3, were admitted to” the general privileges of citizenship among the Jews (Ex. 12:19; “Lev. 24:22; Num. 15:15; 35:15; Deut. 10:18; 14:29; 16:10, 14).” “The right of citizenship under the Roman government was granted “by the emperor to individuals, and sometimes to provinces, as a” “favour or as a recompense for services rendered to the state, or” “for a sum of money (Acts 22:28). This “freedom” secured” privileges equal to those enjoyed by natives of Rome. Among the most notable of these was the provision that a man could not be “bound or imprisoned without a formal trial (Acts 22:25, 26), or” scourged (16:37). All Roman citizens had the right of appeal to Caesar (25:11).
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