All these are the twelve tribes of Israel. This is what their father said to them as he blessed them, blessing each with the blessing suitable to him. Genesis 49:28 Each of the sons was blessed by Jacob (Israel) before he died. Genesis 49 is full of prophecies, all very interesting. Here is a list … More These names describe our story
John Piper, in a sermon “History is God’s Story” found at DesiringGod.org …Is this the way you tell stories about what happened? When you tell somebody about the past, do you say, “God did this and God did that and God did that and God did that, etc.”? Do you say that God did virtually … More History is God’s Story
Matthew 9:14-15 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they … More The Lamb’s Wife … the Bride of Jesus
From Spurgeon’s introduction to his commentary on Psalm 22 in The Treasury of David: This is beyond all others THE PSALM OF THE CROSS. It may have been actually repeated word by word by our Lord when hanging on the tree; it would be too bold to say that it was so, but even a … More Oh for grace to draw near and see this great sight!
Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers. —Genesis 48:21 ESV C. H. Spurgeon, in “Faith’s Checkbook” Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but … More But God will be with you…
John Piper concludes a message from Acts 13:1-12 this way: God is a searching and saving God; that he is a God on a mission; he has straight paths that lead to faith; he is still sending us “to seek and to save the lost.” He is not aloof or passive or indecisive. He is … More God makes persecution a launching pad for missions
As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. J.C. Ryle comments on Matthew 9:9 He can take a tax collector, and make him an apostle. He can change any heart, and make … More Ryle: He can change any heart, and make all things new.