12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— 16 the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, [Continue reading…]
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Originally posted 2009-12-10 02:03:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Rose of Sharon
As well as our change of name, we also have a new logo – a rose of Sharon. Here are a few devotinal words from Charles Spurgeon regarding the rose of Sharon.
“I am the rose of Sharon.” Song 2:1
Whatever there may be of beauty in the material world, Jesus Christ possesses all that in the spiritual world in a tenfold degree. Amongst flowers the rose is deemed the sweetest, but Jesus is infinitely more beautiful in the garden of the soul than the rose can in the gardens of earth. He takes the first place as the fairest among ten thousand. He is the sun, and all others are the stars; the heavens and the day are dark in comparison with Him, for the King in His beauty transcends all.
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There is a curious problem today in the evangelical [and fundamental] world — one that poses sobering questions for the church and for the individual believer. The problem in brief is this: a great army of personal soul-winners has been mobilized to reach the populace for Christ. They are earnest, zealous, enthusiastic, and persuasive. To their credit it must be said that they are on the job. And it is one of the phenomena of our times that they rack up an astounding number of conversions. Everything so far seems to be on the plus side.
But the problem is this: The conversions do not stick. The fruit does not remain. Six months later there is nothing to be seen for all the aggressive evangelism. The capsule technique of soul winning has produced stillbirths.
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Luke 13:1-5  There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way?  No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.  Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem?  No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
In the light of recent disasters breaking out in Japan, there will be many who no doubt raise the question “If God is a God of love, how can He let these things happen to those who are innocent?” or “If [Continue reading…]
The Immutability Of God
What peace it brings to the Christian’s heart to realize that our Heavenly Father never differs from Himself. In coming to Him at any time we need not wonder whether we shall find Him in a receptive mood. He is always receptive to misery and need, as well as to love and faith. He does not keep office hours nor set aside periods when He will see no one. Neither does He change His mind about anything. Today, this moment, He feels toward His creatures, toward babies, toward the sick, the fallen, the sinful, exactly as He did when He sent His only-begotten Son into the world to die for mankind.
God never changes moods or cools off in His affections or loses enthusiasm. His attitude toward sin is now the same as it was when He drove out the sinful man [Continue reading…]
If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
These words of the Lord Jesus Christ express the delightful reality of God’s sovereign oversight and providential activity in bringing to pass the simple petitions of His people. But the saint needs to exercise vigilance while interpreting and applying this wonderful promise for there are in the twenty-first century faith frauds who grossly distort it for their own benefit, leading the simple astray.
It is fashionable these days in word-of-faith teaching (a.k.a. positive confession) to view faith as a “force” able to turn the universe in any direction one pleases. The key to this odd practice is to employ a faith formula, focusing attention on the words “in Jesus’ name,” repeating them ad nausm. Proponents of word-of-faith theology hold to and espouse a deficient Christology, failing to correctly [Continue reading…]
32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies your footstool.’ 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
Acts 2:32-36 (ESV)
Contrary to the popular theology of today, the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is already seated in glory, ruling and reigning from the heavenly throne at the right hand of God. This is in stark contrast to the idea of returning to an earthly [Continue reading…]