Posts from July 2014

Posts from July 2014

PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS

Our week by week journey through The Acts of the Apostles brings us to the third chapter.  By the Savior’s power Peter heals a lame man at the gate of the temple. It brings to mind Christ’s own miracles of healing on the pages of the four Gospels. The Gospels portray a beautiful scene.   In the haunting, red rays of the setting sun, when the Sabbath is officially over,…

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KING DAVID

In one of those slam dunk moments, Jesus quizzes the Pharisees:  “What do you think about the Christ?  Whose Son is He?” “Piece of cake,” they imply.  “The Son, that is the Descendant, of David.”  Any Jew with two brain cells functioning knew this.  When Messiah, the Christ, finally came, He would be a Descendant from the family tree of Israel’s greatest king, King David.…

“CAN THESE BONES LIVE?”

You may remember an old spiritual:  “Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones…O hear the word of the Lord…the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone…” and so on.  That old spiritual song is taken from a vision God gave to the prophet Ezekiel in the 37th chapter, this morning’s Old Testament lesson. Ezekiel pictures the people of Judah…

BEAUTIFUL FEET

Isaiah has an intriguing line in our Old Testament lesson.  He says:  “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ ” Paul repeats the thought in the 10th chapter of Romans:  “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” What a…