Miscellaneous Notes for September 24, 2014

Are you surprised that the world is hostile to your faith?  There is no need for us to be surprised at this.  The crucifixion of Jesus Christ demonstrates in dramatic fashion that the world is hostile to God and those who serve Him.


 God takes the long view and works by a multi-generational strategy.  The saving work that Jesus did was rooted deeply in the words He had previously spoken from heaven to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and others.  Thus Jesus could say to a Samaritan that “salvation is from the Jews” (John 4:22) and Paul could affirm Jew and Gentile alike the unique place that multiple generations of ancient Jews occupied in the plan of God as documented in their Scriptures (Romans 3:1ff; Romans 9:1ff) – Scriptures that we call the Old Testament.

We cannot find a safe way into the future if we ignore the guidance God has given in the past.



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