Knowledge of the history of Israel, of its current status and of its future is a key that unlocks biblical understanding. Most professing Christians ignore the relevance of this story, but the Bible decisively proves that Israel does exist, today, and it is of vital importance that we do understand!
Where do we put our trust, in God or man? As we continue to go through trials, one thing is for sure - look to God and He will give us the desires of our heart.
The “It’s not MY fault” approach seems to permeate so much of society today! Our approach must be diametrically opposite – when we are wrong – we MUST admit our failings and guilt – because anything other than that would be lying – and therefore breaking one of the 10 Commandments. Next time we are wrong on some matter and we may think – even for just a fraction of a second that we can get out of it – let us remember that we will have to give account to God for our actions in the future. That should really concentrate our mind.
Examples of those who have failed throughout history, only to succeed, as well as examples of individuals in the Bible who experienced failure, but then overcame through faith, which led them to success.
As baptized Christians we have been given one chance at eternal salvation. We must be aware that our goal is also guided by God's desire for us. If we fail to be guided by God, this one chance at eternal life will be lost.
The corruptible consequences of sin in our lives if we do not make the effort to put it out.
When you hear the word ‘offering’ what do you think about? Do any verses come to mind. In this message we review the most important offerings discussed in the Bible.
What we do today, the choices we make and the direction we take, may impact on us tomorrow and the rest of our lives. Sowing the right sort of seed is essential. There are natural consequences to our actions.
Just as we have a plan in our daily lives, God has a plan for us. Through many trials and tests we go through, we must keep in mind that this is all part of God's plan for us to succeed.
Understanding the political implications of the situation, Pilate allowed the Jews to crucify an innocent man. Of course we understand the necessity of Jesus' death, as an innocent victim. The trial of Jesus was a mockery of justice. However, this illegal trial did fulfill the prophecies concerning the condemnation of the Messiah as prophesied – and so it had to happen. And when it did happen, the worst traits of man were shown in order to get his own way even if it meant trampling all over – and ignoring - so many legalities.
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden."-Matthew 5:14