Archive for June 11, 2012
Why did Jesus suffer himself to be enrolled amongst sinners? This wonderful condescension was justified by many powerful reasons. In such a character he could the better become their advocate. In some trials there is an identification of the counsellor with the client, nor can they be looked upon in the eye of the law as apart from one another. Now, when the sinner is brought to the bar, Jesus appears there himself. He stands to answer the accusation. He points to his side, his hands, his feet, and challenges Justice to bring anything against the sinners whom he represents; More >
read the bible in a year: day 89 Matthew 24:1-31
1 And Jesus went out of the Temple, and on the way his disciples came to him, pointing out the buildings of the Temple. 2 But he, answering, said to them, See you not all these things? truly I say to you that here there will not be one stone resting on another, which will not be pulled down. 3 And while he was seated on the Mountain of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Make clear to us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign of your coming More >
In Matthew 27:60, Joseph of Arimathea laid the body of Jesus in his (Joseph’s) own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock and then rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away.
This man Joseph, whom John refers to as a secret follower of Jesus, could not follow secretly anymore. He was investing his life into God’s kingdom. Many times we say we believe in Jesus Christ but the way we live does not support our belief. We spend a lot of time on YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, watching sports, etc., but we don’t recognize the value in More >
There is no light in the planet but that which proceedeth from the sun; and there is no true love to Jesus in the heart but that which cometh from the Lord Jesus himself. From this overflowing fountain of the infinite love of God, all our love to God must spring. This must ever be a great and certain truth, that we love him for no other reason than because he first loved us. Our love to him is the fair offspring of his love to us. Cold admiration, when studying the works of God, anyone may have, but the More >