Series: Gesima 2023

2-19-23 Quinquagesima

February 19, 2023
Why was blind Bartimaeus begging outside Jericho? He shouldn’t have been, he shouldn’t have needed to. The Lord says in Deuteronomy 15: “there shall not be a beggar among you,” and God laid down laws to make sure of this in ancient Israel. In Leviticus God gave the law that if you are gathering your grain from your field, you may not cut all the way down to the ground and you may not pick…

2-12-23 Sexagesima

February 12, 2023
The Word Jesus preaches is like Him. Its power is hidden in weakness. When I say it’s hidden I don’t mean that it’s hidden to you. It’s not; it shouldn’t be. It’s hidden to the unbelievers, not to Christians. You can say that Christ’s power is hidden in the cross, in suffering, but what do you see when you look at the cross of Jesus – you see power, don’t you? I do. It is…

2-5-23 Septuagesima

February 5, 2023
The vineyard is the Christian Church. God often talks about His people being His vineyard or the branches of his vine. Isaiah says, “My well beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill.” Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” It’s a happy image, fruit and wine and life. The heathen poets knew this too – they romanticized farming, especially the dressing of vines, as the most wonderful work, the kind…
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