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Fickle Or Faithful?

Read Luke 4:16-30
When Jesus visited His home town of Nazareth, He entered the Synagogue and was given the Scroll of the Old Testament to read. He read from Isaiah, the prophet (61:1f.), and when Jesus finished reading, He rolled it back up, gave it back to the attendant, the chazzan, and then He sat down. All eyes were fixed on Him to see what He would say. He responded, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in yound r hearing” (Lk. 4:21).


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You Have A Part To Play

Bible Verse: “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father” (Matt 10:29 NASU).
Sir Michael Costa (1808 – 1884), naturalized British conductor and composer, was the most celebrated British conductor of his day, being knighted for his accomplishments in 1869. Once when he was having a rehearsal with a vast array of performers, one man who played the piccolo far up in the corner stopped participating, probably thinking that his instrument among all the instruments would not be missed. Suddenly, the renowned conductor threw up his hands and all was quiet. Then he cried out, “Where is the piccolo?” The master conductor had missed it and the selection was spoiled because one man failed to carry his part.


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The Word Is Not Chained

Today’s Verse: “For which (the gospel, rr) I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained” (2 Timothy 2:9 NIV).
In the Middle Ages it was not uncommon to find the pulpit Bibles chained to the pulpits. Whether this was to prevent the common people from reading the Bible for themselves or, as some claim in defense of the practice, the production of hand written copies of the Bible were so expensive they had to prevent thieves from stealing them. In light of the persecution of those who tried to put the Bible in the common people’s hands, I believe the former is the true explanation!

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