Archive for July 13, 2012
God’s altar was to be built of unhewn stones, that no trace of human skill or labour might be seen upon it. Human wisdom delights to trim and arrange the doctrines of the cross into a system more artificial and more congenial with the depraved tastes of fallen nature; instead, however, of improving the gospel carnal wisdom pollutes it, until it becomes another gospel, and not the truth of God at all. All alterations and amendments of the Lord’s own Word are defilements and pollutions. The proud heart of man is very anxious to have a hand in the justification More >
Let’s finish John 13 today. Read John 13: 18 – 38.
I am amazed by the way Jesus treated Judas. And we see Him trying to break through Judas’ cold heart in this passage. Jesus loved Judas. There is no greater test of agape love than the way you treat your enemies.
Picture this scene … the disciples gathered around a meal together. William Barclay describes the custom of the day.
The Jews did not sit at table; they reclined. The table was a low solid block, with couches round it. It was shaped like a U and the place of the host More >
In Matthew 28:16, the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
While the world is plotting and planning their next terrorist attack against God, as believers, we must continue to proceed to the designated place Jesus has set for us. We spend so much time tying to make the truth sound appealing that we end up taking so much away from it. The truth hurts but thanks to God for Jesus Christ who heals us from that painful truth. God has many plans for our lives but we must meet Him at the designated place to get these More >
Have you ever felt totally confused by a conversation that you are a part of? I mean, you hear the words … but you cannot grasp the meaning. It is so frustrating! That is exactly the scene in John 13 that we have read this week. There is so much confusion in the room. Jesus washes their feet and then says – now you do it, too. When? Right now? Jesus keeps talking about leaving and they can’t go. Why not? They have been everywhere with Him for 3 years. One of them is going to betray Him? Surely not! Who in More >