18 August 2017

This 'n' That

Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” (Luke 7:19)
Standing on this side of the cross, most of us of Gentile origin, we may easily overlook this bold question set forth by the disciples of John the Baptist.

"Are You the Expected One?"

The Expected One. What a name! Those Jews who knew and trusted their Scriptures (known to us as the Old Testament) were confident that there was a Messiah coming, because the LORD had declared this in no uncertain terms in His holy Word. Sadly, today there are still many who are waiting for the Expected One, for they are too blind to see that He has already come and is indeed coming again (Hebrews 9:28).

The Expected One. How could anyone miss it? How could anyone not see that Jesus was the Messiah? How good of our Lord to explain to the disciples on the road to Emmaus everything within the Scriptures concerning Himself (Luke 24:27)!

The Expected One. So many waited expectantly for His first coming. Today, we wait expectantly for His second coming, when justice will prevail and His children will be with Him forever. Are you eagerly awaiting His return?

Well, it would be fantastic if Christ would return right now, wouldn't it? Since that may not happen, why not wait while enjoying your week in review (kind of):
  • This is a wonderful article written by my friend, DebbieLynne, on the topic of wisdom in discernment.
  • Ooh, I think I need to follow along with this study!
  • Friends, this is man's depravity at its worst.
  • Just plug in your zip code and see what the solar eclipse will look like from where you'll be standing.
  • I read this, which led me to this. Please read both. These articles remind us of how fragile our brains and bodies are due to the effect of sin, and reminds of the urgency with which we must be proclaiming the truth of the gospel.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I'm looking forward to reading this book.
  • I am thankful for the ministry of Justin Peters.
  • "It should never surprise us that those who belong to God remain subject to His timing for every event and experience in their lives—including death itself."
  • Yeah, I also don't understand professing Christians watching Game of Thrones.
  • Jesus is God.

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