Missives

A collection of apologetic and encouraging notes for Christians in need of some power-boosts from time to time.

In our Sunday school, we are studying the names of God as given to us in Hebrew and Greek.  I came across this eye-popping list of over 100 names for Christ in the KJV Thompson Chain Reference Bible (entry #3622). 
After Solomon built the temple, he held a dedicatory prayer meeting which we read about in 1 Kings 8.  Prior to its destruction, visitors noted its stunning beauty and sought to replicate it back home.
Our Lord's visit for a home-cooked meal left a lasting impact on even the smallest of towns. Bethany still suffers from religious tensions of her nearest neighbor, the Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. The spades of the archaeologists disclose an odd course of growth over the years.
Archaeologists looking for ancient biblical cities rely on the discovery of walls, gates and pottery.  The identification of Sodom and Gomorrah is more elusive, since God overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. Peter says He turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes.
Patriarchal acts of faith in the promises of God at times left interesting records. Such is the case in the life of Joseph, who made the children of Israel swear, saying God will surely visit you and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
At this particular season, Christians worldwide rightly celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is inarguably the decisive, defining event which anchors the hope of all believers.
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The people of God have never been popular, and at every turn, men have sought to hold (suppress) the truth in unrighteousness.
Nuzi, a mound 150 miles directly north of Baghdad, Iraq, was excavated in 1925-1931 by a joint expedition of the American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
The Tel el-Armana (mound of Armana) lay halfway between Memphis and Thebes, and was the remains of Pharaoh Akhenaton's model capital city which was spoiled and left to ruin around 1358-50 B.C.