December 4, 2013
â€œHe came to his own, and his own people did not receive himâ€ - John 1:11.
He is the Creator of all, but His own creation rejected Him and sought to kill Him. Jesusâ€™ deity is the major theme and the focus of conflict in John 6. By the time we get to chapter 7, Jesus has performed many miracles and signs whose purpose was: John 20:30-31 â€œNow Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.â€ However, despite the miracles and signs that Jesus performed, not everyone believed in Him.>>> Continue Reading...>>>
October 31, 2013
In the Gospel of John we will find evidence upon evidence of Jesus as the Son of God. This will through the many signs Jesus did which were recorded. In John 20:30-31 we read â€œNow Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.â€ Today we will look at the first of the many signs Jesus performed. It should be observed that Jesus had not performed any miracle until this time at the wedding in Cana. John chapter 2 marks the beginning of Jesusâ€™ public ministry. It gives us two important tasks that Jesus came to perform: To establish a relationship with his people and to purify his bride the church. At the wedding in Cana they run out of wine and when Jesus had turned water into wine, the master of the feast said, to the bridegroom â€œyou have kept the good wine until now.â€ He did not know where the wine has come from.>>>Continue Reading>>>
February 21, 2013
Kathleen Nielson writes, â€œNehemiah is not only telling the story of the Jewish people. He is telling above all, the story of God at work among His people, accomplishing His sovereign plan to preserve them and bless the nations through them, as He promised Abraham.â€ (Nehemiah Rebuilt and Rebuilding" page xiii.) At the time of Ezra, the Jewish remnant has re-established the temple, but the rest of the city still remains in ruins. We now meet Nehemiah, the man God used to lead the rebuilding of the city wall. Who was Nehemiah? Unlike Ezra, who was a priest, Nehemiah was a lay-person. He could have been born and raised in Persia. In chapter 1 verse 11, Nehemiah tells us that he was a cupbearer to king Artaxerxes. He protected the kingâ€™s life with his own life, tasting the kingâ€™s wine for poison. He was trusted. He was in a very influential position. He had access to the king, yet it was also a very dangerous job. >>> Continue Reading or Listen to it>>>