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- Is it Xmas or Christmas?
Guest blogger Alan Scobie When I was about 10 years old, it was Christmas, and I remember hearing a family friend tackle the "Xmas" word. "People need to stop taking Christ out of Christmas" he said, and I daresay there was solid agreement from all the adults present. I have heard that phrase repeated many times since, and I expect you have too. It's probably a fact that many a commercial outfit have used "Xmas" for trendy marketing purposes, and quite possibly secular organisations with an axe to grind with Christianity have jumped on the same bandwagon, believing it to strike a blow against the faith undercurrent that has prevailed for centuries at Christmas. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I have a wee chortle when Xmas seems to be used as a means to erase the name of our Saviour at this time of year. What most do not seem to realise is that Xmas is putting Christ even more firmly into Christmas. Even here in the UK, "X" was used instead of "Christ" as far back as the 1400 and 1500's, and not at all for irreligious reasons. This harks back to a very early tradition that our earliest Christian forebears employed to give special meaning to sacred words related to Jesus. Our most ancient New Testament manuscripts, going right back to the 2nd century, show the use of the letter X as an abbreviation for Christ, often combined with another letter to form an artistic ligature. (the New Testament was first written down in koine Greek and X is the letter "Ch", used as a special abbreviation for "Christos" (Greek Χριστός). So, if you get a Christmas card this year with Xmas, or see some shop advertising their Xmas wears, rejoice! Those early believers would have recognised Jesus instantly, and our Lord is being embedded deeply, presently, and historically into Christmas. Merry Xmas everyone! Are there Christmas traditions around us today that you feel are not appropriate, or that diminish the story of Jesus’ birth? Comments are welcomed on this post.
- What happened to the baby in the manger? Part 2
Psalms for Christmas As we stated Part 1 few people in the western world do not know nativity story. But let us just have a refresh our memory. Luke 2:8-20 Verse 10; Angels announce good news, tidings of great joy Verse 11; The birth of the Saviour, Christ the Messiah Verse 12; The babe will be found in a manger The ‘world’ today is happy to focus on the baby. He is no threat to their lifestyle, whilst in manger. Yet we in the church are filled with awe and wonder. The eternal word made flesh and yet even we can be caught up with tradition by focusing only on Jesus’ nativity. In our joy and celebration we must not forget the reason the Christ child came to earth. So why did he come? What was the mission of Jesus Christ, the Messiah? It can be put in different ways. To save man from sin To restore fellowship with God To destroy the works of the devil 1 John 3:8b... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. It is this direction we want to remember today. You may be wondering what it has to do with Christmas, but I hope to show you that this aspect of Jesus life and mission is really at the heart of the Christmas story. And may have greater importance than the traditional view of ‘Baby Jesus’. I first came across the underlying ideas as to why is Christmas is so thrilling to Christians whilst reading “Reflections in the Psalms” by CS. Lewis. In this book I was surprised to find that the Anglican prayer book had appointed 4 Psalms for reading on Christmas day. [Psalms 110, 45 (covered in Part 1) , 89, and 132] We are going to look briefly at one of these Psalms now to see if we can discover any connection between Christmas and the Psalm 110. In Psalm 110 there is not a lot about peace and goodwill or anything from the nativity. This Psalm appears to be a coronation poem/song for a new king or perhaps is a song addressed to a king on the eve of a battle. It predicts victory and empire. Some Christians call it David's creed; because it has has many elements of Christian faith in it. Verse 1; Right hand - enemies’ necks under foot. Verse 2; Sceptre of authority – ruling Verse 3; His people – the church Verse 4; Melchizedek – combined priest/king Verse 5; Shatter kings – enemies’ death, fallen beings Verse 6; Dead bodies abound – chief men shattered Verse 7; Samson at Lehi – drank head down at death, lifted in resurrection So what has Psalms 110 got to do with Jesus? Two main things. Jesus quoted it of himself in Matthew 22:44 ‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’? Jesus seemed to identify with this Son of David. 2. The Mention of Melchizedek in Ps110:4 (now see Hebrews 7:14-17) 14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning [c]priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest 16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. 17 For He testifies: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” Lets remind ourselves about this mysterious Melchizedek from Genesis 14:18-20 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; 20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. Things to note about Melchizedek; No details of where he comes from Blesses in name of the Mighty Holy God Assumes superiority over Abraham Ministers bread and wine A wonderful mysterious character but the fact that He is King/Priest made him the character in the whole Old Testament most like Jesus Christ. Psalms 110:4 links Messiah to Melchizedek's priesthood and not to an Aaronic or Levitical priesthood. Psalms 110 with the 3 other above psalms restore the ‘Balance in Seeing Jesus Christ’ as the victorious King of kings, our conquering hero not just a baby in the manger. Further study Let’s look very briefly at parts of the other ‘Christmas’ Psalms. Psalms 45:3-7; Note threatening tone to enemy. Verse 5; Sharp arrows in heart Psalms 89:20-29 Verse 23; Enemies crushed before Him Verse 27; Receives whole earth Psalms 132:17-18 Verse 18; Enemies shamed, and His crown is flourishing. These Psalms are very militant with Messiah as a champion, a giant killer, a hero King to fight and defeat death, hell, demon, and hordes. For this purpose Jesus Christ appeared to destroy the works of the devil. If you look at all the Old Testament scriptures quoted by Jesus, the evidence is that this is how he looked on Himself. Not in terms of His infancy but as the all-conquering King yet in gentleness and humility. Paradox: The Messiah came to destroy? Praise His Holy name that is exactly what he did. He defeated death, Satan all the powers and principals cancelled out our debts. Nailing them to the cross disarmed the enemy and publicly triumphed over them. Lead captivity captive ascended on high, gave gifts to men and sat at Fathers right hand far above all rule and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this but in the age to come and is head of His church. Hallelujah!! So when we remember the ‘Baby in the manger' let us also remember the all-conquering, victorious hero King who came and completely fulfilled His mission. Amen Prayer
- What happened to the baby in the manger? Part 1
An Advent story Today our topic is an Advent message: What happened to the baby in the manger? Advent, (Latin adventus, “coming”) in the Christian church calendar, is the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas and of preparation for the Second Coming of Christ. In Western churches, Advent begins on the Sunday nearest to November 30 and then runs for a total of 4 full weeks of Sundays. In 2022 advent starts a four-week observation beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which began on November 27 this year and will finish on Saturday the 24th of December. The Advent Season is all about reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ's birth in the world as it is today. It is a time for faith communities and families to remember, through prayer, reflections, special music, and charitable deeds what the true meaning of Jesus' birth is. At this time of year many people think of the baby in the manger, and it is good to reflect on the beautiful story of the nativity. However, Jesus Christ did not remain a baby but became the mighty King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Saviour of the world, and the Bridegroom of his church. So often we can focus in on the wonderful meekness and humility of Jesus (the suffering servant of Isaiah 53; the crucified Messiah) and yet neglect His power and majesty as the mighty conquering King! Through the blood of the cross He defeated him who had the power over death and having risen entered the holy of holies and presented once and for all His holy sinless blood on the mercy seat as a propitiation (turned away God's wrath) for the sin of man. We are now going to consider Jesus Christ as the conquering hero. Psalm 45 is a didactic psalm i.e. Maschil is a psalm that teaches us (about the power and majesty of God). This is a delightful psalm bursting with royalty and nobility, power, and majesty. This is about the Messiah. The first part of the psalm is about Jesus the conquering hero (vv.3-6) and the second part about Jesus the Bridegroom (vv.9-14) see link below for the second part. 3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. 4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth, meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach these terrible things. 5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Comments v.3 Get ready for battle with the sword of the spirit, for the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. In the wilderness Jesus defeated Satan with the word of God and at the end of time He will destroy His enemies with the breath of His mouth. O most mighty, there never was anyone else who was able or worthy to this title, the one who defeated Satan, death, and hell by His death on the cruel cross and now has the keys of death and hell. O most mighty Jesus Christ. The Lamb of God is the only one worthy to open the scroll in the book of revelation. v.4 When Jesus preached the Gospel He rode on the Word of Truth and meekness and righteousness not only proclaiming these but living them out before the very eyes of men. The glorious eternal Gospel was His chariot to bring salvation to fallen man. The Gospel prospered, turning certain peoples’ worlds the right way up! Jesus at the right hand of God brings salvation to the humble but a terrible and everlasting condemnation to the unrepentant wicked. There is no hiding place from the Son of God. v.5 His words are arrows and never miss the mark! No one can stand against Him and survive. We are also His arrows in His quiver for he fires us out at the lost so that as we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ by His spirit, he pierces their hearts with conviction of sin of righteousness and judgement! Some enemies fall convicted leading to salvation others refusing to repent to eternal condemnation. We were once His enemies but now are of His royal household! v.6 This most mighty warrior is none other than God Himself, God the Son, Jesus Christ, the eternal word made flesh, He who was in the beginning was the eternal Word and was with God and was God. It is Him who has an eternal throne not like any earthly king but a divine and everlasting Kingship. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Praise his holy name. he who was once a babe in a manger shall rule the nations with a rod of iron. His rule, His sceptre is the only right and lawful rule that is fitting to stand for eternity. Soon He is coming for his bride. Even so come Lord Jesus. Amen Conclusion That same baby in the manger is now the risen Lord, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. Therefore the Christmas story is so very wonderful. Amen.
- Holy Spirit | Psalm One Sermons
Holy Spirit The battle between your spirit and your flesh We need to be able to compare the lusts of the flesh with the fruit of the Spirit to recognise whether we are walking in the flesh or in the 8 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Staying Fresh Part 2 However, the sailor or airplane pilot must keep making constant checks on their direction to avoid drifting off course and into danger and s 6 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Break up the fallow ground Revival is when eternity invades time  Revival is God’s radical treatment for a sick and lukewarm church Revival starts with me 20 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 How the presence of God can affect your face And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount 94 0 9 likes. Post not marked as liked 9 How to walk in the Spirit Part 3 Here is another biblical example of bilocation (seeing both the natural and the spiritual dimensions at the same time) from Elisha and his.. 39 0 9 likes. Post not marked as liked 9 How to walk in the Spirit-2 In this part we are going to consider 2 of 3 approaches of looking at how to walk in the Spirit (Notes: The word 'Spirit' in Galatians 5:16 86 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 Faith Cameos Part 5 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, and brethren... 70 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 Unanswered prayer Part 3 We are going to consider, based on our four possible reasons, how we can avoid getting into the position where our prayers are unanswered. 40 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Comfort the afflicted Part 5 Perhaps it was when you were going through a rough patch? Someone showed you enough kindness and thoughtfulness to make you feel a bit bet.. 33 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Comfort the afflicted Part 4 Paul's thorn in the flesh is a colloquialism used to describe various possibilities such as a chronic infirmity, an annoyance, or trouble in 30 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Comfort for the afflicted Part 3 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. 29 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Comfort for the afflicted Day 2 The way scripture comforts us is by the indwelling Holy Spirit making the comforts of the bible alive to us 26 0 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3 Comfort for the afflicted 1 Some people think God is in the business of comforting the afflicted and others think that God afflicts the comfortable! 41 1 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 The baptism of the Holy Spirit How to be endued with power from on high to boldly witness about Jesus Firstly, it is important to realize that the baptism of the Holy... 17 0 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 Break up the fallow ground How to prepare your heart for revival Revival is when eternity invades time  Revival is God’s radical treatment for a sick and... 53 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 The fruit of the Spirit Part 1 As we consider the FOTS you will begin to see that what we are really looking at is the character of God 109 1 12 likes. Post not marked as liked 12 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit How to move in the gifts This teaching is not just about the gifts of the Holy Spirit but is also about how to be able to move in them so... 7 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Filled with the Holy Spirit Luke chapter 1: A case study Luke was a Gentile physician, a companion of the Apostle Paul. Luke also wrote the book of Acts. His books... 9 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 The fragrance of Christ A missionary in Japan tells the story of how he went into a room and immediately asked if a member of the royal family been in the room... 41 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 How to get holy boldness LORD FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY BOLDNESS In terms of sharing the Gospel, you and I have attained royalty (like Queen Esther) and God’s favour... 21 0 3 likes. Post not marked as liked 3
- About Jesus | Psalm One Sermons
About Jesus Miracles of time frame If you study the miracles in the bible, you will notice something surprising, God never breaks his owns rules, never does anything unatural 4 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 The Fruit of the Spirit Part 2 Fruit in the natural sense contains seeds for reproduction. 56 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 The miracle of the new birth Jesus is telling Nicodemus and in a sense all mankind that a second birth is necessary to enter all God’s ways , purposes, and blessings... 17 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Luke 24:5 Why are you looking for the living amongst the dead? This portion of Scripture details how the women go to the Lord’s tomb very early in the morning taking with them the spices they had prepare 96 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Intro: Kingdom of God The Kingdom of God was so central to the preaching of Jesus Christ that the “Kingdom of God” you could say is like the catch-phrase in Jesus 43 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Sermon on the Mount 2 Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy; The Lord is our Shepherd, and He leads us on into the area of forgiveness. 51 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 Sermon on the Mount Come and meet Christ on the mountain if you want to be his disciple. Why go to the mountain; to get away from distractions and closer to God 61 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Be clothed with humility If someone invited you to come to their house/church to meet a visiting Christian and told you that this visitor was the most Christ-like pe 37 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Jesus is the Vine Jesus tells his followers that ‘I am the vine, and you are the branches’ This describes the relationship between Christ and his church in w 41 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Jesus explains the New Birth In John's gospel chapter 3 there is a fascinating discussion between Jesus and Nicodemus which we can follow through verse by verse. 93 0 9 likes. Post not marked as liked 9 Immanuel our best ever Christmas gift This unique baby went on to provide a way back to God for mankind for all of us have gone astray. 33 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 The other side to the Christmas story That same baby in the manager is now the risen Lord seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. This is why the Christmas story is so 76 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Jesus came to heal the broken hearted In these days of the global pandemic, there are a lot of broken hearts around the world. 79 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 A touch of faith There was a great multitude pressing in on Jesus. The sick woman says to herself ‘if I only could touch the hem of his garment then I ... 112 0 11 likes. Post not marked as liked 11 Our daily bread Part 2 God sustains us physically and meets the less tangible needs of this life. More than that, He fulfils our spiritual needs. He is the bread.. 54 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Faith Cameos Part 4 Faith and Neighbours/Friends The Good Samaritan Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?... 55 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Faith Cameos Part 3 Notice- no one asked Jesus to heal her- notice his gentle bedside manner- simply touching her hand- the fever lifts- her wellbeing and... 47 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Faith Cameos Part 2 Does Jesus care about your temple (council) tax? How did he know where the coin was? What can we learn from this story? 49 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Faith Cameos Part 1 Our Focus is to find examples of biblical faith which we might learn from, in the areas of health, finance, family, neighbours and... 75 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Did Jesus really sweat blood? ‘Did Jesus literally sweat blood’? The arguments for and against this will now be given. Luke's account of Jesus' agony and sweating blood i 49 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 What is so special about the blood of Jesus Christ? We all know the blood is wonderful but why? This video is a full length service at Edinburgh Elim on the 22/08/21 but the sermon starts... 41 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 The 7 churches of Revelation-Laodicea Laodicea was built on a confluence of three major highways and became a successful commercial and trade city. Located near hot springs the.. 64 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 The 7 churches of Revelation-Philadelphia Jesus alone as the holder of the key of David has the ultimate executive power over all things in the cosmos with power to allow or to block 66 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 The 7 churches of Revelation-Sardis Sardis was considered to be an impregnable city built on an inaccessible hill situated at the top of the Hermus valley and was the capital.. 90 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 The 7 churches of Revelation-Thyatira The city of Thyatira was situated in quite a vulnerable position being located in a valley adjacent to two other valleys and this with... 65 0 10 likes. Post not marked as liked 10 The 7 churches of Revelation-Pergamum The city of Pergamum was built in land on a rocky hill and was about 25 miles inland. The city was filled with statues and tributes to ... 74 3 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 The 7 churches of Revelation-Smyrna Smyrna was a beautiful city with a temperate climate and was a loyal Roman colony. The church in Smyrna was probably founded by Paul between 64 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 The 7 churches of Revelation-Ephesus What can we learn for today from the 7 churches of Revelation ? This type of church needs to get their priorities straightened out... 105 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Lessons from the Beatitudes Part 5 Sermon on the mount -Summary of the Beatitudes Part ii (Matthew 5:7-11) v.7 Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy; The... 17 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Lessons from the beatitudes Part 4 Sermon on the mount -Summary of the Beatitudes Part i (Matthew 5:3-6) Jesus departed from the crowds and went up the mountain, the... 14 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Lessons from the Beatitudes Part 3 Blessed are the Meek The Beatitudes Matt. 5:3 “Blessed are those who recognise they are spiritually helpless. The kingdom of heaven... 17 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Lessons from the Beatitudes Part 2 God is in the filling business! 24 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Lessons from the beatitudes Part 1 Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled Hungering and Thirsting for God How is your appetite... 22 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 Father's day service Communion and Prayer Communion As we come to the Lord’s table today, our theme is that our God, the God of the bible, is a God of... 23 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 A bruised reed and a smoking flax As Christians we all appear to go through times when we seem to be getting overwhelmed by the circumstances or by the difficulties in our l 50 0 9 likes. Post not marked as liked 9 Jesus, King of the Jews A meditation for Easter by Ian Atkin Believers in Jesus Christ are familiar with the belief that Jesus is a King and refer to Him as... 47 0 9 likes. Post not marked as liked 9 5 year old Muslim girl has vision of Jesus A Journey From Islam To Christ – From Bondage To Freedom. I was born to a Muslim family in Indonesia. My parents have five children, and... 59 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 Part 4 What is so special about the blood of Jesus The Blessings of the New Covenant In Part 3 we saw that our God is a God of covenants. A covenant is a formal binding agreement between... 39 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Part 3 What is so special about the blood of Jesus Christ Our God is a God of covenants 14 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Part 2 What is so special about the blood of Jesus Christ Part 2 The trail of Jesus' blood In Part 1 We saw that the bible is a book dripping with blood! The blood of Jesus is so special and... 32 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Part 1 What is so special about the blood of Jesus Christ Part 1 The blood is a weapon of our warfare The bible is a book dripping with blood! It almost seems that if we squeezed our bible that... 138 2 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Did not our hearts burn within us? Sometimes the Lord gives us a check in our spirit, where we just know not to do or say something or to go someplace. 80 0 7 likes. Post not marked as liked 7 God is unchanging In our lockdowns, many jobs and businesses have already gone bust, many families have lost loved ones and many with health concerns cannot g 47 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Your identity is in Christ Our natural identities change when we get married to become a husband and a wife and that is a big change for the good but how much more are 144 0 10 likes. Post not marked as liked 10 Holy Communion Service The Lord’s Table Communion is more than just a memorial to remember Jesus' death and resurrection. The Lord's Supper is also an... 9 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Jesus our Braveheart Romans 3:23 We are all sinners Acts 4:10-12 Only Jesus can save you Acts 2:34-36 We all need to repent (turn around completely)... 45 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 The fragrance of Christ A missionary in Japan tells the story of how he went into a room and immediately asked if a member of the royal family been in the room... 41 0 8 likes. Post not marked as liked 8 The chief cornerstone Most of us at some time in life will experience some form of rejection. 158 1 13 likes. Post not marked as liked 13 What is truth? Pontius Pilate asked of Jesus ‘What is Truth'? The facts of life (about human reproduction) are usually given to our children in response... 21 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Salt & Light Have you ever considered what are your strengths and weaknesses as a believer? What about you as part of a local church in terms of... 4 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 1 2
- Bible Studies | Psalm One Sermons
Bible Studies Insights into Ezekiel 8 God reveals to Ezekiel in detail via the angel just how utterly evil the practices of specifically the elders have become having previously 0 0 Post not marked as liked Insights into Ezekiel 7 The Canadian preacher D. A. Carson puts it like this ‘God is shooting to kill.' This chapter clearly highlights the need for Christians... 1 0 Post not marked as liked Insights into Ezekiel 6 Now that the Lord has pronounced His judgement of Jerusalem, He turns his attention to the mountains and high places of Israel. 0 0 Post not marked as liked Insights into Ezekiel 5 The Lord commands Ezekiel to do another unseemly thing for a priest by telling him to shave off all his hair. 2 0 Post not marked as liked Insights into Ezekiel 4 God gives them two warnings through Ezekiel of exceedingly tough times ahead for the Israelites. In the prophetic enactments of Ezekiel... 2 0 Post not marked as liked Insights into Ezekiel 3 One-week later God speaks to Ezekiel again telling that he has been appointed as a watchman over the house of Israel. 5 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Insights into Ezekiel 2 The Lord comes straight to the point and commands Ezekiel to go to his own people the children of Israel a rebellious nation just as their.. 2 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Insights into Ezekiel 1 The prophet Ezekiel received a series of 14 visions from the Lord many of which allowed him to see the Glory of God in different situations. 6 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 Lessons from Galatians Part 7 There is one true Gospel, that we are justified by faith alone without the works of the law. 58 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Lessons from Galatians Part 5a Jesus Christ has set us wonderfully free from a difficult set of rules that always seemed to leave us defeated. Jesus has given us a new and 31 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Lessons from Galatians Part 4b 4:16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? How often it seems like this, our flesh hates to be corrected, and we want to .. 39 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Lessons from Galatians Part 4a By the principles or elements of the world the Apostle does not mean the physical elements. In calling the Law "the elements of the world" 43 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Lessons from Galatians Part 3b The Law was delivered by the angels, the Gospel by the Lord 42 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Lessons from Galatians Part 3a He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might... 43 0 6 likes. Post not marked as liked 6 Lessons from Galatians Part 2 Paul is still addressing his critics who compared his calling unfavourably to the apostles Peter, James, and John. 41 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5 Romans 1:18-32 These passages (chapters 1-3) give the bad news about sinful man before going on to the Good News about Jesus Christ. 28 0 4 likes. Post not marked as liked 4 Romans 1:1-17 A short commentary on Chapter 1:1-17 Paul as a called apostle brings God’s message to the called people in Rome. A message which still... 67 0 5 likes. Post not marked as liked 5