Monday, August 29, 2016


By Joel Finck  

Scripture Reading: Romans 15:8

Romans 15:8 neatly summarizes the scope and purpose  of Christ's earthly ministry: "Now I say that.J esus Christ was  a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm  the promises made unto the fathers." These include the  promise to make Abraham's family a blessing to all families of  the earth (Genesis 12:3), the promise to multiply his seed to  innumerable proportions (Genesis 13:16), and the promise to  give unto him the land of Palestine (Genesis 13:14, 15).

Everything Christ did and taught while He walked this  earth was designed to bring the people of Israel back into line  with these great promises, so that they in turn could be the  blessing to the rest of the earth. But the Israelites of that  generation would not submit to Christ's authority. Christ  summarized their attitude in the parable of the ten pounds;  "But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him,  saying, We will not have this man to reign over us" (Luke  19:14). The chief priests themselves confirmed this attitude  when they cried out, "We have no king but Caesar" (John  19:15).

In early Acts, Peter once more called Israel to repentance,  reminding them: "Ye are the children of the prophets, and of  the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto  Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be  blessed" (Acts 3:25). But once again, Israel's leaders rejected  God's offer. Now these promises are being postponed until  this present age runs its course (Romans 11:25). Then the  ministry Christ began while on earth, will finally be brought to  completion.

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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