Questions encircle the event as it unfolded. Why at night?
The teaching of the Scripture on the subject of this article is one of the clearest things taught by inspirations’s pen. Yet for some strange reason, it remains a hotly-debated issue among religious people today. Let’s take another look at it and see what is taught.
Pleasing to whom? The Apostle Paul asked, “Do I seek to please man or serve Christ? (Gal. 1:10).
Have you been kicked out of a city for what you believe? Beaten or stoned to the brink of death for what you teach? Or shamed and shunned for speaking the Truth in the midst of rampant hedonism such as was the case in ancient Rome? The Apostle Paul experienced all the above, and in the midst of it all, he wrote “I’m not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ…” (Rom. 1:16). Think about it. If anyone had a reason to be ashamed, perhaps it would have been Paul—seemingly rejected on every hand, yet not ashamed.
Paul Wilmoth’s words will continue on through TBC’s Blog. We are so thankful for the many years of writing we have from our beloved brother Paul….
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” (Phil. 1:9-11).
These verses near the beginning of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi contain Paul’s prayer for the Philippians. These words were written from prison to a church that was very close to Paul’s heart.
It is wonderful to hear a little child talk about God. A few days ago, my family and I were riding home from Wednesday night Bible study. On the way, my 6 year old daughter began talking about how wonderful God is. “God is Humble, and God is Love,” she would say. After she had said a few more complimentary things about God, she finished what I call her “bible lesson” by saying that not only do all lives matter, but God matters the most of all.
When Christians look for Scriptures on prayer and faith in trying times, they often turn to the book of Psalms. That is a great choice, but there are many others. One little book that usually remains tucked away in many Bibles is the book of Habakkuk the prophet. This is a powerful example of a prophet who was struggling with how and when God answers prayer.
If you missed TBC’s Renew and were unable to attend the Ladies’ Class sessions taught by Debbie Kea, don’t worry! We have you covered! Debbie has been gracious enough to share here!
Isaiah penned these words: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa. 55:6-9). A number of things stand out in this statement of the prophet.
The inspired Scriptures reveal many things about Jesus that make Him extra special to us. Let’s look at a few of these.
Sign up for our Newsletter