Jottings – More Difficult to Master Than a Foreign Language

“Ezekiel


Commenting on Ezekiel 3:4-11 ~

 

Strange languages are more easily mastered than the spiritual hindrance of unbelieving hearts.

 

Feinberg, Charles Lee. The Prophecy of Ezekiel: The Glory of the Lord. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003. 27. Print.

 

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Jottings – One Thing All True Prophets Have Never Done

“Future


Commenting on Ezekiel 3:1-3 ~

 

No true prophet ever chose his own message.

 

Feinberg, Charles Lee. The Prophecy of Ezekiel: The Glory of the Lord. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003. 27. Print.

 

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Jottings – Evidences of Genuine Conversion

“Genuine


Commenting on Isaiah 1:26

 

It will be all God’s doing. God’s justifying grace in Christ leads to righteousness and steadfastness in the lives of the justified. These are the evidences of genuine conversion.

 

W. E. Vine, Collected Writings of W.E. Vine: Isaiah. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1996). Electronic edition (Logos); no pagination.

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – The Future: Friend or Foe?

“Future


Commenting on Isaiah 35:

 

The future is your friend when Jesus Christ is your Savior and Lord.

 

Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Comforted (Isaiah), “Be” Commentary Series (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996), 89.

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – Messengers and Messages

“Jottings

Ultimately God is more interested in developing messengers than messages, and since the Holy Spirit confronts men primarily through the Bible, a preacher must learn to listen to God before he speaks for Him.

 

Haddon W. Robinson (2001). Biblical Preaching, 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. Pages 25-26.

 

 

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Jottings – This Year May the Secret of the Lord Be With You

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Absence from Christ is hell; but presence with Christ is heaven; and, as we get nearer to him, our heaven becomes more heavenly, and we enjoy it more, and feel more that it is of God. Oh! may you this year come to the very well of Bethlehem, and not merely receive a vessel from it, as David did, at the risk of the lives of three mighty men; but may you come to the well and drink—drink from the well itself, from that bottomless well-spring of eternal love. Oh, this year may the secret of the Lord be with you, and may you be in the secret place of the Most High! My Master, shouldest thou permit me to ask thee one thing as a special favour, it should be this, that I may ‘know him and the power of his resurrection, being made conformable to his death!’ Nearer to thee, blessed Lord, nearer to thee: this all our cry shall be. The Lord grant that our cry may be heard, that we may grow in the knowledge of Christ!”

 

C. H. Spurgeon, “A Psalm For The New Year,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, Vol. 8. Originally preached on January 5, 1862. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1862), 7.

 

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Jottings – A View of the Holiness and Majesty of Our God

“Jottings“

Commenting on Ezekiel’s vision of the Glory of the Lord in Ezekiel 1:4-28:

 

When the average reader of the Scripture comes to a passage such as Ezekiel 1, he sometimes may conceive that the matters under consideration are far removed from his life and service. But the opposite is true. Just as Ezekiel was a faithful messenger for God, warning of judgement for the unbelieving, and assuring of blessing for the believing, so we today have the unparalleled privilege to call men to the truth in Christ the Lord. If we have ever had a view of the holiness and majesty of our God, how can we fail to herald His message of urgency to the lost! If we are faithful, He has promised to call forth a remnant from all peoples. May God grant this fulfillment to be realized in our lives.

 
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Feinberg, Charles Lee. The Prophecy of Ezekiel: The Glory of the Lord. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003. 21. Print.

 

 

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Jottings – Ultimate Accountablity

“Jottings

If you can’t be accountable to God how can you be accountable to anyone?

 

Irwin, Tom. “Six Traits For the One Who Speaks for God.” North York Gospel Chapel, York, PA. 13 Dec. 2015. Address.

 

 

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Jottings – Who Then Should We Examine?

“Jottings“

Commenting on 1 Corinthians 11:28:

 

The Corinthians neglected to examine themselves, but they were experts at examining everybody else. When the church gathers together, we must be careful not to become “religious detectives” who watch others, but who fail to acknowledge our own sins.

 
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Wiersbe, Warren W. The Bible Exposition Commentary. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996. Print.

 

 

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Jottings – Sometimes the Apple Falls Far From the Tree

“Assembly

In reference to King Hezekiah, his father King Ahaz and his son King Manasseh:

 

One cannot help but wonder how Hezekiah could be so good with a father so bad and how a father so good could have a son so bad. This clearly shows that heredity and environment do not necessarily determine and excuse a person’s character. Each one is responsible for the development of his own character before God whether there is a good background or a poor one. God is able to work in the life of anyone who wants to please Him.

 
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Gustafson, Walter. “2 Chronicles.” Ed. D. E. West. What the Bible Teaches: 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles. Ed. W. S. Stevely. Kilmarnock, Scot.: John Ritchie, 2013. 553. Print.

 

 

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