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
“The queen of the Ethiopians whose “eunuch” or chamberlain was” converted to Christianity by the instrumentality of Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27). The country which she ruled was called “by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the centre of” “commercial intercourse between Africa and the south of Asia, and” hence became famous for its wealth (Isa. 45:14). “It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have “prevailed in Ethiopia, the name Candace (compare “Pharaoh,” “Ptolemy, “Caesar”) being a title common to several successive” queens. It is probable that Judaism had taken root in Ethiopia “at this time, and hence the visit of the queen’s treasurer to” Jerusalem to keep the feast. There is a tradition that Candace was herself converted to Christianity by her treasurer on his “return, and that he became the apostle of Christianity in that” “whole region, carrying it also into Abyssinia. It is said that” “he also preached the gospel in Arabia Felix and in Ceylon, where” he suffered martyrdom.
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