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
House of dates. (1.) The Revised Version in John 1:28 has this “word instead of Bethabara, on the authority of the oldest” manuscripts. It appears to have been the name of a place on the east of Jordan. “(2.) A village on the south-eastern slope of the Mount of Olives “(Mark 11:1), about 2 miles east of Jerusalem, on the road to” Jericho. It derived its name from the number of palm-trees which grew there. It was the residence of Lazarus and his sisters. It is frequently mentioned in connection with memorable incidents “in the life of our Lord (Matt. 21:17; 26:6; Mark 11:11, 12;” 14:3; Luke 24:50; John 11:1; 12:1). It is now known by the name “of el-Azariyeh, i.e., “place of Lazarus,” or simply Lazariyeh.” “Seen from a distance, the village has been described as” “remarkably beautiful, the perfection of retirement and repose,” “of seclusion and lovely peace.” Now a mean village, containing” about twenty families.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 @ 11:32AM