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The True Worshiper

The True WorshiperGenesis 22:9-14 A true worshiper of God holds nothing back from God but obediently gives Him what He asks, trusting that He will provide. The key idea of the entire passage is summarized in the name Abraham gave to the place: Yahweh Yir’eh, The LORD will provide (or, “see”; v. Ge. 22:14). The explanation is, On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided (or, “seen,” yērā’eh, v. Ge. 22:14; cf. v. Ge. 22:8). This is the basis of a truth often repeated in the Old Testament: the Lord was to be worshiped in Hisholy mountain by the nation. “Three times a year all the men [of Israel] are to appear [yērā’eh, ‘be seen’] before the Sovereign LORD” to worship Him, bringing their offerings and sacrifices (Ex. 23:17; cf. Deut. 16:16). The Lord would see (rā’âh) the needs of those who came before Him, and would meet their needs. Thus in providing for them He would be “seen.”
Ross, Allen P. “Genesis.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Wal…

The site of the temple

The site of the temple ‎ We have here the best general view of the temple plateau that it has ever been our privilege to see and study. It was not taken by the artist of this expedition, but furnished to one of our editors by the American consul in Jerusalem. It was taken from a housetop in the neighborhood. and we get nothing except a comprehensive view of the temple site with the mountains round about Jerusalem. We see in the picture the mosque of Omar, and beyond us to the southwest, with its smaller dome, the mosque El-Aksa. We see little prayer niches and recesses, walls, stairways, trees casting their dark shadows, the smaller domes and the distant hills. We are able to form a very satisfactory idea of the area on which stood the temple of Solomon a thousand years before Christ, and on which stood the temple of Herod, into which our Savior entered at the time of the royal reception which they gave Him. What memories crowd upon us as we look at these sacred precincts! It was her…

Transport of Timber

Transport of Timber
‎The relief from Khorsabad dating back to the time of Sargon II (722–705 BCE) illustrates how timber was transported in antiquity. The logs were simply tied to the boats that towed the timber to its destination. ‎1 Kings 5:9; 2 Chron 2:8, 2:16; Wisdom of Sol 14:5–6

Herod's "Second" Temple on the Temple Mount

Herod's "Second" Temple on the Temple Mount
‎King Herod the Great began renovations on the Second Temple approximately 20–19 BC. The entire temple expansion, including the massive Temple Mount, was not completed until approximately 62–64 AD, only to be destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.

Jerusalem: Church of the Assumption-Festival

Jerusalem: Church of the Assumption-Festival 
‎Jerusalem. On the festival of the Virgin Mary gladiolus flowers are strewn at the sides of the place that marks her tomb, the lamps are polished and lit, and candles burn above the tomb.

The temptation of Jesus

The temptation of JesusLuke 4:1–13
By his baptism, Jesus is commissioned for his life’s work. Immediately, he is subjected to fierce temptation by the devil. He spends forty days and nights in the desert—working out with prayer and fasting how he shall rightly use his powerandstatus.
The devil tries to undermine Jesus’ sense ofbeingGod’s Son. He tempts him to use his power to turn stones to bread and feed himself. He tempts him to build a world empire—taking all the power of Caesar but using it for God. To do this would entail an endless series of compromises with evil. He tempts him to throw himself from the pinnacle of the temple in Jerusalem, to land dramatically in the court of the Gentiles—always assuming that God’s angels will catchhim!
Each of these temptations attacks Jesus at one of his strong points—his power to work miracles, his longingto change the world and his needto spreadhis message. But, in each case, Jesus answers Satan with words of scripture. Hedraws on the hard-…

Mundy's Quote for the Day

Mundy's Quote for the Day By: Reverend Lynwood F. Mundy

    25      Whom have I in heaven but You?     And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.     26      My flesh and my heart fail;     But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:25-26, NKJV)

Catholic Lectionary

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 | LENT
MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT
YEARS 1 & 2 | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Daniel 9:4b–10
              Response       Psalm 103:10a
PsalmPsalm 79:8–9, 11, 13
Gospel Acclamation       John 6:63c, 68c
Gospel Luke 6:36–38


Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Catholic Lectionary

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 | LENT
MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT
YEARS 1 & 2 | ROMAN MISSAL

              First Reading       Daniel 9:4b–10
              Response       Psalm 103:10a
Psalm  Psalm 79:8–9, 11, 13
Gospel Acclamation       John 6:63c, 68c
Gospel       Luke 6:36–38


Catholic Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 | LENT
MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN LENT
YEAR 1

 Psalms (Morning)       Psalm 56, 57 (58)
Psalms (Evening)       Psalm 64, 65
 Old Testament Jeremiah 1:11–19
 New Testament Romans 1:1–15
GospelJohn 4:27–42


The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.