Keynote | May 2013
The apostle James wrote, ‘We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.’ Jas 5:11. James is drawing our attention to Job as an example to follow. His experience and testimony encourage us to endure in times of suffering. But we also find instruction concerning the transition that many parents need to make in relation to the redemption of their children.
Job was blameless, upright, fearing God, and turning away from evil. He had seven sons, three daughters and many possessions. In fact, the Scriptures identify him as ‘greatest of all the men of the east’. Job 1:1-4.
Wednesday | 22 May 2013
We will consider three elements of ‘ransom’. Firstly, it is the blood of the Lamb applied to the doorposts and lintel. This is the blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Secondly, it is the price of all the firstborn Egyptian lives lost as part of the nation of Israel’s deliverance from incarceration. And thirdly, it is the ongoing commitment to ransom from every house, in every year.The apostle Peter reminds us that we were not ransomed with perishable things like silver or gold, but with precious blood as of a Lamb, the blood of Christ. The blood of the Lamb was the singular price paid to make you the possession of God the Father and the Son. When we read of the one hundred and forty-four thousand in Revelation chapter fourteen, we note that they have been purchased from among men for God as firstfruits. And in Revelation chapter five, the testimony...
New Releases | Easy Reading Short Christian Articles | May 2013
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A Pierced Ear
By David W Hall
A young single Israelite had fallen into deep debt which he had no hope of paying. As a result, he was obliged by law to be servant to his creditor for a period of six years. As the time of his servitude passed, he came to love his master and enjoyed serving him.
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By David V Hall, Luke Pomery, Kane McNally, Michael Hall and William Olds
The story of our sonship is that we are born, first of all, as ‘natural’ sons of men. In the unfolding of God’s purpose, we are first ‘natural’ before we become ‘spiritual’ by new birth.
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By Tim Maurice
This series is comprised of very short articles written over the past few years. They were written in an attempt to engage - or perhaps to re-engage - people to consider Jesus Christ.
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Restoring My Soul | Free Christian Daily Devotions
'Restoring my soul' is a monthly daily devotional guide produced by Vision One. The title is taken from the well-known words of the psalmist, ´He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name´s sake´. Psa 23:3. This verse beautifully portrays a vibrant devotional life. The purpose of the devotional guide is to help individuals and families digest the word of God in daily portions.
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