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 forgiveness of sins granted freely (Isa. 43:25), readily” “(Neh. 9:17; Ps. 86:5), abundantly (Isa. 55:7; Rom. 5:20). Pardon” “is an act of a sovereign, in pure sovereignty, granting simply a” “remission of the penalty due to sin, but securing neither honour” “nor reward to the pardoned. Justification (q.v.), on the other” “hand, is the act of a judge, and not of a sovereign, and” “includes pardon and, at the same time, a title to all the” rewards and blessings promised in the covenant of life.
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