Archive for August 3, 2012
read the bible in a year: day 110 Acts 8:1-25
1 And Saul gave approval to his death. Now at that time a violent attack was started against the church in Jerusalem; and all but the Apostles went away into all parts of Judaea and Samaria. 2 And God-fearing men put Stephen’s body in its last resting-place, making great weeping over him. 3 But Saul was burning with hate against the church, going into every house and taking men and women and putting them in prison. 4 But those who had gone in flight went everywhere preaching the word. 5 And Philip went down to Samaria and More >
In Matthew 2:1, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem.
Faith without works is dead faith. That does not refer to someone working towards their salvation. However, if someone believes in something, that belief will shape what they do in their lifetime. Many people say they believe in God but it has no effect on their lives. When we mix our political beliefs, social beliefs, cultural beliefs, traditional beliefs, and religious beliefs with who God truly is, we end up with some pretty disgusting soup. No wonder we end up painting a More >
O child of God, death hath lost its sting, because the devil’s power over it is destroyed. Then cease to fear dying. Ask grace from God the Holy Ghost, that by an intimate knowledge and a firm belief of thy Redeemer’s death, thou mayst be strengthened for that dread hour. Living near the cross of Calvary thou mayst think of death with pleasure, and welcome it when it comes with intense delight. It is sweet to die in the Lord: it is a covenant-blessing to sleep in Jesus. Death is no longer banishment, it is a return from exile, a More >
Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in Scripture is the emblem of joy. The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord Jesus. Each one of these thoughts shall be to them like a cluster of the grapes of Eshcol. Light is also the cause of beauty. Nought of beauty is left when light is gone. Without light no radiance flashes from the sapphire, no peaceful ray proceedeth from the pearl; and More >