What’s so different about Grace Baptist Church, Jonesboro, GA? This assembly of believers has been meeting together since the summer of 1975. During that time the Lord has allowed the focus of the church to be in the serious study of his dear word. There are no other “activities”. There are no other aims. There are just three services per week with singing, prayer and a one-hour preaching session. The Lord’s Day services are at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. The morning service is preceded by a half-hour teaching session with two separate classes; one for the adults and another for the children. There is also a 7 PM. Wednesday evening[Read More…]
So we see again just how the matter of marriage and the quenching of the thirst for companionship go together throughout the Scriptures. Truly it is a great mystery, the matter of God’s holy revelation concerning his union with the church – his Bride! For he left his Father in heaven and his mother on earth, to die to all former relationship conditions in order to be united to His Bride!
Where is the Lamb? He was upon his cross accomplishing eternal redemption and finishing the work which no other lamb could do! John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
And this miraculous birth not only affected the world then, forcing out Ishmael to start the Arab race, but also at that time (v.22), the King of the Philistines, so overcome by it that he makes a covenant with Abraham, opening up his peaceful sojourn in the Philistines’ land many days (vs.34), but it also still has bearing on all believers today! For our verse 28 of the above listed text states, Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
We must notice the phrase in Genesis 21:1, … and the LORD did. For it was just as much the Lord who opened Sarah’s womb as it was He who closed all the wombs of Abimelech’s household!