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 Black Fortress, was built by Herod the Great in the gorge of” “Callirhoe, one of the wadies 9 miles east of the Dead Sea, as a” frontier rampart against Arab marauders. John the Baptist was probably cast into the prison connected with this castle by “Herod Antipas, whom he had reproved for his adulterous marriage” “with Herodias. Here Herod “made a supper” on his birthday. He” “was at this time marching against Aretas, king of Perea, to” whose daughter he had been married. During the revelry of the “banquet held in the border fortress, to please Salome, who” “danced before him, he sent an executioner, who beheaded John,” “and “brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel” “(Mark 6:14-29). This castle stood “starkly bold and clear” 3,860″ “feet above the Dead Sea, and 2,546 above the Mediterranean. Its” “ruins, now called M’khaur, are still visible on the northern end” of Jebel Attarus.
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