Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, South Africa (October 2012) Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted. The name Joshua may also be pronounced as Yeshua or Yehoshua, and means “Yahweh is Salvation”. It is the same name as that of the Messiah, Jesus. Initially, Joshua was the assistant of Moses (Num. 11:28), later on his army … Continue reading Joshua: An Old Testament Type of Jesus
https://youtu.be/h1yimmgHMI4 We’re going to continue to talk this morning about the issue of raising children. You could call this series Shade for the Children, or I suppose you could also call it The War on Children because that’s what we have been talking about. I don’t want to overstate that issue; I think it’s obvious to all of … Continue reading Providing Shade for Our Children (3)
WOW. I just learned about this story and I've never heard the message of Jesus shared in such a unique and compelling way… There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson who taught at a small college in the Western United States. Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this … Continue reading Whether or not we choose to accept His gift to us, the price has been paid.
"And that is why, if we are ever to wait nobly, in the teeth of all our natural impatience, we must be taught to love the Lord our God." "I wait on thee." (Psa_25:21) In the great biblical thought of waiting upon God there are several interwoven strands of meaning, and it is well to … Continue reading Waiting Upon God
by MALINDA FULLER “He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.’” (Luke 22:41-42, NLT) I have to admit that when Jesus’ obedience works for my benefit, it’s … Continue reading Wanting God’s Will in Our Way
. . the first thing which God requires of his child is obedience "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice." (1 Samuel 15:22) Saul had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen … Continue reading . . to obey is better than sacrifice
“You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to his deeds”. - Ps 62:12 GNB We have a saying in the English idiom that “What goes around, comes around”. It’s our way of saying that things even out in the long run. If you do a good turn, someone is bound to do you one. And … Continue reading A GOD of Rewards.
By Oswald Chambers Jesus did not commit Himself to them…for He knew what was in man. - John 2:24-25 Put Trust in God First. Our Lord never put His trust in any person. Yet He was never suspicious, never bitter, and never lost hope for anyone, because He put His trust in God first. He … Continue reading Put God First
Lord, my heart is not haughty,
Nor my eyes lofty.
Neither do I concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too profound for me.
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I stop to pray- even if my surroundings are quiet and calm, my mind is going a million miles per hour. I just can’t seem to quiet my mind down enough to pray- or even to quiet my mind in order for Him to speak to me. It’s like my mind is a wild race horse running away from it’s owner-“Hey! Get back here, I need you!”
In the quietness of my house I knelt down quietly, bowed my head- and off…
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There is a desperate need for obedience to God's word among those ruling us in these turbulent times in the world. By: ucheikpa Sometimes, humans don’t reflect on past events in history. We forget that they have been greater empires in history before us: African empires, ancient empires like Persian empire, Babylonian, Greek, Roman, … Continue reading CONSEQUENCES OF DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD