Put your sword back: John 18.11

“But Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?’”

John 18.11

Jesus delivered himself to the opposition. He came to earth in order to give up his life and suffer on the cross. There would be no defense, no protection, because his time had come.

The cup here represents Jesus’ suffering on the cross. Jesus accepted it willingly. What sufferings does the Lord call on me to undergo? Am I willing to bear them?

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Hugh’s News & Views (God’s Eternal Purpose)

GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE

(Part 1)

According to the Holy Scriptures, God in His infinite wisdom and marvelous grace conceived and formed an eternal purpose to redeem fallen mankind through Christ Jesus our Lord (Ephesians 3:11). This purpose was formed “before time began” (Titus 1:1-3; II Timothy 1:8-12), and was gradually revealed down through the ages until it came to fruition in Christ, the gospel, the church, and the New Testament. To see the unfolding of this grand purpose is one of the most thrilling, exciting, and informative studies in which one can engage. Continue reading

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Two important stories on BNc today http brotherhoodnews…

Two important stories on BNc today:

http://brotherhoodnews.com/2013/12/30/

And my editorial today on Forthright Mag, giving a great and motivating view of the big picture:

http://forthright.net/2013/12/30/epic/

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