Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Praying Hands-The Story Behind The Picture

Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he could find in the neighborhood........Read More

A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. 

Robert Colgate was a farmer by occupation, and a man of superior intelligence.  He warmly sympathized with the American colonies in their struggle with the mother-country before and during the war of the Revolution.  Hating despotism in every form, he hailed the triumph of the French revolutionists in their struggles to throw off the regal yoke.  Political considerations constrained him to leave England for this country in March, 1798.  The family settled on a farm in Hartford Co., Md.......Read More

       By Ray C. Stedman
At the close of the book of Malachi in the Old Testament, the nation of Israel is back again in the land of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity, but they are under the domination of the great world power of that day, Persia and the Medio-Persian empire. In Jerusalem, the temple had been restored, although it was a much smaller building than the one that Solomon had built and decorated in such marvelous glory....Read More

Isaiah the Prophet

by Wayne Blank

Isaiah, from the Hebrew name pronounced yesh-aw-yaw (notice how in English, and other languages, pronunciation of Biblical names are sometimes almost unrecognizable from their actual sound in Hebrew) meaning The Lord has saved, was a prominent prophet of God (his wife is also referred to as a "prophetess," see below) during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. As such, Isaiah had one of the longest prophetic ministries of any of the prophets. Parallel accounts of Isaiah's activities are found in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles and the book that is named after the prophet himself, Isaiah....Read More

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