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
Frequently mentioned in Scripture. It is called in Hebrew “maphteah, i.e., the opener (Judg. 3:25); and in the Greek New” “Testament kleis, from its use in shutting (Matt. 16:19; Luke” “11:52; Rev. 1:18, etc.). Figures of ancient Egyptian keys are” “frequently found on the monuments, also of Assyrian locks and” “keys of wood, and of a large size (comp. Isa. 22:22).” “The word is used figuratively of power or authority or office (Isa. 22:22; Rev. 3:7; Rev. 1:8; comp. 9:1; 20:1; comp. also “Matt. 16:19; 18:18). The “key of knowledge” (Luke 11:52; comp.” Matt. 23:13) is the means of attaining the knowledge regarding “the kingdom of God. The “power of the keys” is a phrase in” general use to denote the extent of ecclesiastical authority.
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