A Brief Devotion: Christ Commissioned, pt4

Philippians 1:12-16 "I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Christ Commissioned, pt4

A Brief Devotion: Enjoying God, pt2

Ephesians 1:5, “In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will..." The highest privilege of the gospel is adoption. According to His pleasure, we become His children! God has always been a Father. He is not merely like a Father, but eternally is … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Enjoying God, pt2

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt7

The New Testament never leads us to expect that there will be any fulfillment of the Old Testament promises other than their fulfillment in Christ. For example, we are not encouraged to look for their fulfillment in the State of Israel and to expect a new temple to be built there. Some may disagree, yet … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt7

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt6

We have covered the first 4 divisions that make up the 8 divisions of Scripture's picture: The pattern of the kingdom, The perished kingdom, The promised kingdom, and The partial kingdom. Here we continue with the fifth division which is the last of the Old Testament partitions. The prophesied kingdom: The prophets were God’s covenant … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt6

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt5

The promised kingdom did not come all at once: there were 1,000 years from Abraham to Solomon. Firstly, we meet God’s people (Gen. 12 - Exo. 18). God’s promise begins to unfold as we meet Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and the Israelites. Through it all, we are reminded that nothing canprevent God from fulfilling … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt5

A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt4

From before the creation, God has had a plan to put the world right by re-establishing His kingdom through His Son, the Lord Jesus, so that once more He is glorified! Ephesians 1:3-6, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Scripture’s Picture, pt4