Dedication Feast of the
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
“(John 10:22, 42), i.e., the feast of the renewing. It was” instituted B.C. 164 to commemorate the purging of the temple “after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes (B.C. 167), and the” rebuilding of the altar after the Syrian invaders had been “driven out by Judas Maccabaeus. It lasted for eight days,” “beginning on the 25th of the month Chisleu (December), which was” “often a period of heavy rains (Ezra 10:9, 13). It was an” occasion of much rejoicing and festivity. “But there were other dedications of the temple. (1) That of Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chr. 5:3); (2) the dedication in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29); and (3) the dedication of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 6:16).
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