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
“This Hebrew word means firm, and hence also faithful (Rev.” “3:14). In Isa. 65:16, the Authorized Version has “the God of” “truth,” which in Hebrew is “the God of Amen.” It is frequently” “used by our Saviour to give emphasis to his words, where it is” “translated “verily.” Sometimes, only, however, in John’s Gospel,” “it is repeated, “Verily, verily.” It is used as an epithet of” the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. 3:14). “It is found singly and sometimes doubly at the end of prayers “(Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52), to confirm the words and invoke the” fulfilment of them. It is used in token of being bound by an oath (Num. 5:22; Deut. 27:15-26; Neh. 5:13; 8:6; 1 Chr. 16:36). In the primitive churches it was common for the general audience “to say “Amen” at the close of the prayer (1 Cor. 14:16).” “The promises of God are Amen; i.e., they are all true and sure (2 Cor. 1:20).
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