Whether you’ve been reading through the Bible all year, or have just joined us, what a blessing to come to this little letter of Jude! To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: (Jude 1) Charles Spurgeon, a famous English preacher of the 19th century, said, “The general call … More Called and beloved
The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, be not … More Speak: whether they hear or refuse to hear
Think about how would you react if you applied to be a missionary and the missions agency told you: You are going to a very tough, hard place. This people group is rebellious and difficult. In fact, they have been double-crossing God all along. They are stubborn and offensively bold and shameless in their sin. … More When the going gets tough…
John Piper, in a sermon, “God Called Us into Life and Hope,” comments on the passage in ! Corinthians that is in our reading for today: At first glance the call of God does not look like a foundation for assurance. If somebody calls you on the phone and invites you to dinner, is that … More What Makes God’s Call so Different From a Phone Call Inviting us for Dinner?
To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: (Jude 1) John MacArthur says: Spurgeon, a famous English preacher of the 19th century, said, “The general call of the gospel is like the sheet lightning we sometimes see on a summer’s evening–beautiful, grand–but whoever heard of anybody being struck by … More Called?
Jesus calls us to join him in mission. To the first disciples, he said, “Follow ME and I will make you fishers of men.” What kind of qualifications do we need? Here is a post from one year ago, worth reading again in light of the focus on missions this year. It is taken from … More Called to Missions?