In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
“(Heb. shebo), a precious stone in the breast-plate of the high” “priest (Ex. 28:19; 39:12), the second in the third row. This may” “be the agate properly so called, a semi-transparent crystallized” “quartz, probably brought from Sheba, whence its name. In Isa.” “54:12 and Ezek. 27:16, this word is the rendering of the Hebrew” “cadcod, which means “ruddy,” and denotes a variety of minutely” crystalline silica more or less in bands of different tints. “This word is from the Greek name of a stone found in the river Achates in Sicily.
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