Ye are like unto whited sepulchres Mat 23:27 The Jewish BackgroundThe imagery of this denunciation would appeal powerfully to a Jewish audience. These whited sepulchres, gleaming in the sun, were a familiar feature in the landscape. You are not to think of them as separate buildings, like the mausoleums of the Romans. They were just … Continue reading Respectable Sin
by Derek Prince Derek Prince shares a powerful teaching on the headship of Jesus Christ over all things. He describes how we the body of Christ should interact with the Head Jesus. He gives many other practical helps and illustrations for our Christian life. Jesus and the Holy Spirit is a person whom we relate … Continue reading Put All Things Under the Feet of Jesus
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Join the Procession
Palm Sunday is the Sunday preceding Easter Day, which commemorates Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Churches are decorated with palms in remembrance of the waving of the palm branches. There are processions in Roman Catholic countries. And all this in memorial of that hour when our Saviour took to Himself His royal state, and rode amid acclamations to His capital. Now we lay little stress upon these feasts and festivals. Even Christmas, the kindliest of them all, has only a partial and tardy recognition. Yet is there such a thing as common thought, and the heightening of common life through common thought, and that is the spiritual value of such days. We shall join that strange procession moving across the valley to Jerusalem. We shall hear the shout that goes echoing down the glen. “Hosanna to the Son…
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Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my churchMat 16:18 Christ Wanted to Be UnderstoodTo understand these words aright we must endeavour to recapture the right atmosphere. The words were spoken under intense excitement. The hour had come when our Lord felt it necessary to tell the disciples plainly of His death. … Continue reading Founded on Rock
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude Mat 14:19 The Only Miracle Recorded in All Four GospelsThis is the only … Continue reading Feeding the Five Thousand
I am meek and lowly in heartMat 11:29 From Vice to VirtueIt has been said that the greatest of all differences between ancient and modern morality is not the introduction of new virtues, but the changing of the order of the old ones. In this sphere, as in other spheres, Christ has put down the … Continue reading Humility Interpreted by Christ
Consider the lilies of the fieldMat 6:28 Jesus Keenly Alive to the Message of NatureDuring the glorious days of June, when the world is so full of light and joy, it is an unspeakable satisfaction to remember that our Lord was keenly alive to the message of nature. It is part of the undying charm … Continue reading The Wonder and Bloom of the World
By W. C. Moore God wants us on fire for Him! He Himself is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29), and He wants His representatives to be fiery witnesses for Him. "Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire" (Heb. 1:7). Fire does not argue with trash or try to soothe it … Continue reading I Would Thou Were Cold Or Hot!
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devilMat 4:1 Christ's Temptation: It Was RealWhatever view we take of the temptation—whether it was an inward struggle or an actual scene—the one thing to remember is its intense reality. Prayerfully and reverently we must strive to realize that … Continue reading The Temptation of Jesus
Written by Schalk_and_Elsa | Setapartpeople Looking at today’s fashion, can we say that it is modest to dress the way we do? It is important that we also look at fashion and the way we dress from a scriptural viewpoint. How set apart are you if you are dressing the way the world dresses? There … Continue reading What is modest clothing?