Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2011
MARGIN OR MESSIAH?
Richard Swenson wrote a book in the 1990's titled, "Margin" in which he describes modern society as so overcommitted and over scheduled that we have no space left for rest. A reviewer writes: Overload is not having time to finish the book you're reading on stress. Margin is
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Reza Aslan writes in his book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”: “The Jews of Jesus’ time had conflicting views about the role and function of the messiah….Some believed the messiah would be a restorative figure who would return the Jews to their previous position of power and
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 4, 2009
OBAMA IS NOT THE MESSIAH
President Barack Obama arrived at Stansted airport last week from America, complete with armoured limousines, helicopters, 200 US Secret Service staff and a six-doctor medical team. More than 500 officials and staff accompanied Obama, along with a mass of high-tech
Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 31, 2003
The words, “Where is the Messiah?” are the first recorded words spoken by a person in the entire New Testament. (In Matthew 1, only the angel Gabriel speaks.) What do you think is the first question
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2009
MESSIAH SIGHTING IN BROOKLYN
In 1993 I saw a news report on T.V. it was about a "Messiah sighting" in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Twenty thousand Lubavitcher Hasidic Jews live in Crown Heights, and many of them believed the Messiah was dwelling among them in the person of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
"MESSIAH" FED THE HUNGRY
When Handel wrote "Messiah" he had gone from riches to rags. For 30 years he had entertained Lords and Ladies with his operas. But those days seemed long past. Creditors were at his door. He was depressed. He could not sleep and he was plagued by rheumatism. He feared he
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Sep 11, 2008
QUOTE ON DANIEL'S SEVENTIETH WEEK:
"The first coming of our Lord is spoken of in (Daniel 9:24-27) as ordained to be before the seventy weeks were finished, and the city (Jerusalem) should be destroyed; and so it was even as the prophet had spoken… Jesus Christ our Lord, the Messiah, came exactly
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2006
In reflecting on Handel’s Messiah, Joseph E. McCabe wrote:
“Never again are we to look at the stars, as we did when we were children, and wonder how far it is to God. A being outside our world would be a spectator, looking on but taking no part in this life, where we try to be brave despite all
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 6, 2012
The Jewish belief was that the Messiah would come after the great tribulation…
“R. Johanan said: When thou seest a generation overwhelmed by many troubles as by a river, await him, as it is written, when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard
When Handel¡¦s great oratorio, The Messiah was published, one nobleman complimented the composer on the entertainment that he had given the town. My lord, said Handel, I should be sorry if I only entertained them. I wish to make them better.
As our Messiah Jesus is coming again to usher in His Millennial reign over the world as our rightful King of Kings and Prince of Peace. Moody Bible Institute publishes the daily devotional guide TODAY IN THE WORD. The devotional for June 19, 1992, contained this observation:
A group of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2012
FALSE MESSIAH—REV. SUN MYUNG MOON
It amazes me how many religions are in stark opposition to Christianity; and they do not even have God as their leader. In fact, they are just empty philosophies being advanced by empty followers.
While members of Congress looked on, Rev. Sun Myung Moon
An angry Messiah made his point: don’t go making money off of religion, or God will make hay of you (2).
(2) Max Lucado, No Wonder They Call Him
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 4, 2007
"The Talmud from Babylonian Talmud, tractate Sanhedrin page 96b which is the beginning of the major section in the Talmud that deals with the teachings of the Rabbis about the Messiah. The first section deals with Bar Nafle, the Son of the Clouds, which is a name that is given to the Messiah. This
JESUS IN EVERY BOOK OF THE BIBLE
The Bible is about Jesus. He is pictured or prophesied about in each of the 66 books as well as in countless types in the lives of different characters in the Bible. Here is a breakdown of how He is pictured in each of the books...
O.T Book Main
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2002
PREDICTIONS OF HIS 2ND COMING:
Earliest known prediction by Tichonius 381 A.D.; Then 500 A.D. by Hippolytus (170-236). Later, predictions surrounded the 1st millennium:
1000 A.D., 1009 A.D., & 1033 A.D. were popular.
1533 A.D. was agreed upon by both Michael Stiefel (1486-1567) a friend
Contributed by Floyd Johnson on Mar 18, 2003
Philip Yancey, in his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, suggests that each temptation parallels the expectation of 1st century culture for the coming Messiah:
A People’s Messiah could feed the multitudes
A man who would be King not just of Israel but of the whole world
A King who is rooted in
Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Jul 2, 2007
When America first entered Baghdad and overthrew Saddam, the people cheered. Shortly after, however, their cheers turned to jeers and anger.
The crowd in Jerusalem had seen and heard about Jesus, the Prophet/King/Messiah. Some of them had been healed. Others had been fed. All had jumped on
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 21, 2008
First of all, in the first century and probably two hundred years or so before, there were many groups who claimed that the Messiah had come. They all had a charismatic leader that usually called people to a revolution to overthrow the Romans. But this is what happened every single time. Rome came
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Illustration from Tai Ping Rebellion in China
We don’t learn much world history anymore in school. Back in the 1860s, a man arose in China who claimed to be a Messiah.  His name was Hong Xiuquan. Hong was this disturbed young salesman who read a bunch of heretical Christian literature,