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
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“Man-defender. (1.) A relative of Annas the high priest, present” when Peter and John were examined before the Sanhedrim (Acts 4:6). “(2.) A man whose father, Simon the Cyrenian, bore the cross of Christ (Mark 15:21). “(3.) A Jew of Ephesus who took a prominent part in the uproar raised there by the preaching of Paul (Acts 19:33). The Jews put him forward to plead their cause before the mob. It was probably intended that he should show that he and the other Jews had no sympathy with Paul any more than the Ephesians had. It is possible that this man was the same as the following. “(4.) A coppersmith who, with Hymenaeus and others, promulgated certain heresies regarding the resurrection (1 Tim. 1:19; 2 Tim. “4:14), and made shipwreck of faith and of a good conscience.” Paul excommunicated him (1 Tim. 1:20; comp. 1 Cor. 5:5).
“The king of Macedonia, the great conqueror; probably represented” “in Daniel by the “belly of brass” (Dan. 2:32), and the leopard” “and the he-goat (7:6; 11:3, 4). He succeeded his father Philip,” and died at the age of thirty-two from the effects of “intemperance, B.C. 323. His empire was divided among his four” generals.
Definition of Alexander: “one who assists men”
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