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 … Read more...
That Hebrew word here translated “desire,” is translated “pleasant” in Zechariah 7:14, and “precious, in Daniel 11:8. Therefore the most pleasant and precious thing one can be made to desire among the nations of men is salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ! And his “gospel” – his “good news” is to be preached to all nations.
When the Lord God would make known through the Prophet Daniel his purpose for the raising up of nations, we first see him revealing this through the image of a man. (Daniel chapter two.) But upon the second manifestation of these events to Daniel in chapter seven, it is upon the revelation of these nations as wild beasts. For as the history of mankind proceeds, apart from the intervening grace and redemption of Christ, mankind becomes, as the Apostle Peter states, as natural brute beasts! 2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
Pilate had two choices. He could receive Jesus of Nazareth as presently reigning king. Or he could do as history reveals and reject his kingship and with it deny the truth of God. For to receive one is to embrace and love the other! They are effectually joined together! And this was clearly set forth to him in the personal witness and testimony of the Person of the Word himself! For he, as king, bears witness of the truth of God!
Americans are working hard to stay out of the kingdom of heaven! For they seek not to be poor in spirit! Like the young, rich man, they seek present day accumulation, rather than future exaltation! And this love of money – not money itself, but the love of it – not only does a horrible act to the individual, but it also corrupts their entire society! 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.