Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Interesting Shows from David Jeremiah and James MacDonald

Today, David Jeremiah concluded the 6 days of teaching on the "70 weeks" of chapter 9 of Daniel, a subseries of the larger Daniel book study which consists of 62 or so programs presenting 31 messages.

What's interesting about today's program is that he outlines why the carrying away to Babylon occurred, how the Jews learned from it upon their return to the Promised Land (they never again worshipped false idols), and how the Jews remain His Chosen People which will be manifested in its full glory in Christ's Millennial reign.

You can listen to Turning Point archives at this link
Turning Point (Dr. David Jeremiah) - Broadcast Archives
or today's show at this url:

Thursday and Friday will feature Easter shows as might be expected with a return to the Daniel study on Monday.

Speaking of Holy week shows, James Macdonald of
Walk in the Word

has had several good ones this week. On Tuesday's show, we discover, after reading Luke 23, v26

As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the
country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.

who this "Simon" is.
Well, who is this apparently unwitting carrier of the cross? Well, let's add, says MacDonald, some additional info from Mark 15, v.21:

A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing
by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.

For most of us, this doesn't seem to add a lot -- or does it?

Well, turn to Romans 16, v.13, where Paul writes:

Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.

So, suggests MacDonald, perhaps Simon embraced the Lord at the Cross, thanks to this chance meeting
and this lead to blessings down the road received by Paul. Nothing in the Bible gets mentioned by mistake; and everything is there for a reason; we just don't always understand or recognize it..

Returning to Luke 23:28 and following, we are given Jesus' last message to the crowds in 77 English words prophesizing the destruction of the city of Jerusalem in 70 A.d.

Today's show is another thought provoker in getting us to think as to how we might have reacted if we had been part of the scene on that fateful Crucifixion Day.


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