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
“Stronghold, a Philistine city (Josh. 15:47), about midway” “between Gaza and Joppa, and 3 miles from the Mediterranean. It” was one of the chief seats of the worship of Dagon (1 Sam. 5:5). “It belonged to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:47), but it never” “came into their actual possession. It was an important city, as” “it stood on the highroad from Egypt to Palestine, and hence was” “strongly fortified (2 Chr. 26:6; Isa. 20:1). Uzziah took it, but” fifty years after his death it was taken by the Assyrians (B.C. “758). According to Sargon’s record, it was captured by him in” “B.C. 711. The only reference to it in the New Testament, where” “it is called Azotus, is in the account of Philip’s return from” Gaza (Acts 8:40). It is now called Eshdud.
Definition of Ashdod: “effusion; inclination; theft”
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 @ 8:36AM