John Piper, in a sermon, “God Called Us into Life and Hope,” comments on the passage in 1 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 Piper: God’s call-It’s the gospel with an omnipotent supercharge.
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) John MacArthur says: Spurgeon, a famous English preacher of the 19th century, said, “The … More Spurgeon: God’s special call is the forked flash from heaven
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?
Jeff Miller, “A Follower’s Calling” found at Bible.org: Jesus chooses a motley crew of followers: Four blue collar fishermen, one hated tax-collector, one radical member of a violent political party, one doubter, and one betrayer (known to Jesus). We know virtually nothing about six of these men, whose names never appear again in Mark’s Gospel. … More A Motley Crew for Ministry