Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • Ignorant of the Truth: A sermon by Martyn Lloyd-Jones +

    "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto Read More
  • I Am A Debtor: A sermon by Martyn Lloyd-Jones +

    Paul was a man who could stand without any fear and without any apology in Athens on Mars' Hill. There Read More
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meyerpicThey look him and cast him into a pit - Genesis 37:24

It is impossible to read this inimitable story without detecting in the water-mark of the paper on which it is written the name Jesus.

Indeed, we lose much of the beauty and force of these early Scriptures if we fail to observe the references to the life, character, and work of the blessed Redeemer. Notice some of these precious analogies:-

Our Saviour's shepherd-heart (Genesis 37:2).

The love of the Father before the worlds were made (Genesis 37:3).

The dreams of empire, which are so certainly to be realized, when we shall see Him acknowledged as King of kings and Lord of lords (Genesis 37:7).

Envied by His brethren, to whom He came, though they received Him not (Genesis 37:11).

His alacrity to do His Father's will, and to finish His work, in which will we too have been sanctified (Genesis 37:13).

Cast into the pit of the grave, as a seed-corn into the ground to die, that He might not abide alone, but bear much fruit (Genesis 37:24).

The thirty pieces of silver for which He was betrayed (Genesis 37:28).

The indifference of the Jewish people to their great Brother's fate (Genesis 37:25). Rejected of the Jew, and turning to the Gentile (Genesis 37:28).

The bitter grief which His rejection has brought on the Jewish people (Genesis 37:35)-

It is as though the Holy Ghost, eager to glorify the Lord, could not wait for the slow unfolding of history, but must anticipate the story of that precious life and death which were to make the world new again.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • He Washed It White As Snow: Jesus Paid It All +

    Kristian Stanfill performing. I hear the Savior say Thy strength indeed is small Child of weakness watch and pray Find Read More
  • The Doctrine of Satan and Demons: Wayne Grudem (outline) +

    The following is an outline from Wayne Grudem for chapter 20 of his book, Systematic Theology, dealing with Satan and Read More
  • The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (complete) +

    THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C. S. LEWIS Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford TO J. R. R. TOLKIEN "The best way Read More
  • The Screwtape Letters: Outline +

    Chapter Outline Preface: Introducing the conceit that the letters were "found" and are "true", although Lewis takes care to point Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Postmodern Holiness by Dallas Willard +

    What does it mean to be holy? Read More
  • Reflections on John 14 by Dallas Willard +

    Lecture entitled "Reflections on John 14"delivered at Azusa Pacific University, Read More
  • Francis Chan: Sermon on Holiness +

    Francis Chan discusses the importance of holiness, the need to follow the word of God to have our prayers heard.  Read More
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