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
“A symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Ezek. 17:3,” “10; Dan. 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a” “branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isa. 11:1), the” “beautiful branch (4:2), a “righteous branch” (Jer. 23:5), “the” “Branch” (Zech. 3:8; 6:12).” “Disciples are branches of the true vine (John 15:5, 6). “The “branch of the terrible ones” (Isa. 25:5) is rightly translated” “in the Revised Version “the song of the terrible ones,” i.e.,” the song of victory shall be brought low by the destruction of Babylon and the return of the Jews from captivity. “The “abominable branch” is a tree on which a malefactor has been “hanged (Isa. 14:19). The “highest branch” in Ezek. 17:3″ represents Jehoiakim the king.
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