God would be voted out of the world!

God would be voted out of the world!

(Thomas Boston, “Human Nature in its Fourfold State“)

“The world . . . hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” John 7:7

“They have hated both Me and my Father!” John 15:24
“They hated Me without a cause!” John 15:25

“Haters of God.” Romans 1:30

“Crucify Him!” they shouted.
“Why? What crime has He committed?” asked Pilate.
 But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify Him!” Mark 15:13-14
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Six Ways to Miss Christmas – Over-Familiarity

from John MacArthur’s booklet, Six Ways to Miss Christmas.
 

Over-Familiarity

Perhaps the saddest of all, the people of Nazareth missed Christmas. Luke 2:39-40 says, “When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth . And the Child continued to grow and became strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.” When Jesus returned to Nazareth , He was unlike any other child in Nazareth . He accompanied His parents to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover when He was twelve years old. He proceeded to confound the doctors of theology in the Temple (Luke 2:41-47). He spent thirty years of His life in Nazareth , yet the residents failed to recognize Him.

Luke 4 unveils the tragedy that took place when Jesus revealed His identity to the Nazarenes: “He came to Nazareth , where he had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. Read more…



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