Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2002
Before we are too harsh in judging those scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day, let’s stop and look at ourselves. All too many Christians today go to church to find fault, to gossip, and to criticize. Warren Wiersbe, in his book Angry People, wrote, "An incident in the life of Joseph Parker, the
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
Jewish scribes, who kept up the Old Testament scrolls for centuries, had a nearly foolproof system for making perfect copies. First, a scribe would count the number of letters on the page to be copied. When he had finished his copy, he would count the number of letters on the new page and make sure
Introduction: sometimes we forget, or take for granted, the easy availability of God’s Word. Retail stores (not just Christian bookstores) sometimes have copies of the whole Bible for a dollar per copy! Secondhand or thrift stores occasionally have donated Bibles and other portions for a very
Contributed by Angel Caballero on Jun 17, 2009
The phrase "hardness of heart" is used not only for God’s people’s enemies, like Pharaoh in Egypt, but also for God’s people, Israel.
In the New Testament it describes
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 2, 2008
The third commandment was taken so seriously by Israel that at one time the scribes wouldn't even write the name "Yahweh" (Jehovah) until they had first taken a bath and changed their clothes. Then after they had
Contributed by Sam Peters on Mar 1, 2007
Frederick M. Lehman strove to convey this measureless love when he penned these words in the song “The Love of God”
Could we with ink the ocean fill
and were the sky of parchment made
were every stalk on earth a quill
and every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 19, 2008
Theologian Helmut Thielicke said, "A salty pagan, full of the juices of life, is a hundred times dearer to God, and also far more attractive to men, than a scribe who knows his Bible...in whom none of this results in repentance, action, and above all,
Contributed by Doug Fannon on Oct 19, 2018
In the military we had a term that we called “square fillers.” We would have a check-list of requirements and before each requirement or inspection item, there would be printed a little square . When each requirement was completed, you would check off the appropriate square.
The term came to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2010
The story is told of an eastern ascetic holy man who covered himself with ashes as a sign of humility and regularly sat on a prominent street corner of his city. When tourists asked permission to take his picture, the mystic would rearrange his ashes to give the best image of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 2, 2011
THE LOVE OF GOD ON AN ASYLUM WALL
Pencilled on the wall of a narrow room of an asylum were these familiar words:
"Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
In 1899, two men B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt were excavating in Ancient Tebtunis (southern Egypt). They
discovered a crocodile cemetery. In disgust, a workman flung a mummified crocodile against a rock. Out
popped some papyrus. Other crocodiles were opened, and it was discovered that they had
Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Oct 12, 2007
A sharp knife for the vine branches. --
I. THE TEXT SUGGESTS SELF-EXAMINATION. It mentions --
1. Two characters who are in some respects exceedingly alike; they are both branches, and are in the vine: and yet for all this, the end of the one shall be to be cast away, while the end of the
Contributed by John Bright on Mar 19, 2021
What if God started telling your church to do something we had never done before? How hard would you work against it - unwilling to change? There is an old saying – do you know what they put on the tombstone in front of a closed church? “WE NEVER DID IT THAT WAY BEFORE”
If that’s the case, we
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Sep 19, 2011
JOSEPH SMITH: IF SOMEONE HAD SHARED GRACE...
Jesus was gracious to the woman taken in adultery. Sometimes, that is what reaches people. Sometimes, Christians are like the scribes and Pharisees, choosing to be judgmental instead of gracious.
In the 1820's, a young woman named Emma gave birth
Contributed by Coz Von on Mar 7, 2016
”Elijah was physically taken up into heaven in a flaming chariot of fire. God said: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their father. Malachi 4:5-6
Contributed by Troy Mason on Feb 6, 2002
The Pharisees and teachers of the law competed with one another in strictness. They had atomized God’s law into 613 rules and bolstered these with 1,521 emendations (Yancey 132).
We can see the length to which this went from the following facts. For many generations the Scribal Law was never
Listen to this reality check from Greg Gibson from his website Jesussaidfollowme.org: Our Finite, Human Brains Can’t Fully Understand the Supernatural, Divine, Infinite, Omniscient Mind of God
If we could fully understand God with our finite, human brains, then He would have to be like us, and
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Apr 4, 2004
Could we with ink the oceans fill
And were the skies of parchment made
And every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above
Would drain the oceans dry,
Nor could that scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2008
In Genesis He is the Seed of the Woman.
In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus He is our High Priest.
In Numbers He is the Pillar of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by night.
In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet like unto Moses.
In Joshua He is the Captain of our
You might find this hard to believe but one vicar, William Haslam became a Christian through his own sermon – and from that very experience the 19th Century Cornish Revival was born
William Haslam was a high church Anglican vicar in Cornwall in the 19th Century.
In 1851, he had gone to stay