No Shortcut To The Promise Land: Exodus 13:17

Written by Angelique Watkins

Rev. Dr. Pastor Crosby, Pastor INDEFINITE SERMON TOPIC- "No Shortcut To The Promise Land. Exodus 13:17. Moses was born for a certain reason. We all are born for a certain reason.

First, let me share this: Mary and myself was talking on sunday morning before going to worship services and I was sharing with her about Messianic Jews which are Christians and Arab Christian Ministries. I shared with her thatrepparttar Book of Acts is a great book to read and I shared different scriptures in Acts with her.

On Sunday, September 1, 2002 I was attending worship services with Mary at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mo. andrepparttar 126962 Pastor is Rev. Dr. Curtis Crosby.

Onrepparttar 126963 Order of Services program what really caught my eye was Pastor Crosby's INDEFINITE SERMON TOPIC- "No Shortcut To The Promise Land" Exodus 13:17

The Sermon text came from Acts 6:1-4.

The pastor told us to look at "brethen" in verse 3.

He did share that Wisdom isrepparttar 126964 fear ofrepparttar 126965 Lord. The church must have strong leaders in order forrepparttar 126966 church to grow. Leadership is not an option but a principle. Inrepparttar 126967 Old Testament we are introduced to strong leaders. Moses was born for a certain reason. We all are born for a certain reason. When Moses came down fromrepparttar 126968 mountain nobody had to ask him where he had been. He talked aboutrepparttar 126969 Kings of Israel. He talked about Joshua being Moses successor who was anointed.

In his sermon he talked about "Joshua", "Levites" and "Ark ofrepparttar 126970 Covenant."

Whenrepparttar 126971 time came for Acknowledgements of Visitors I did stand and I toldrepparttar 126972 church and Pastor I enjoyedrepparttar 126973 sermon. I toldrepparttar 126974 church and Pastor that it was just amazing how he spoke from Acts for I had shared with Mary about studying from Acts before we came to church.

I also shared withrepparttar 126975 Pastor/church that on fridays that I share with others from Acts 3:1-6 using key words: "Peter and John, went up, together, hour of prayer, ask, look on us."

I did share with them that after 9/11 it made me take a good look atrepparttar 126976 times and it was time to get serious. I told them that Peter and John, "went up, together" to my understanding they literally went up becauserepparttar 126977 temple was higher offrepparttar 126978 ground, they were on one accord, "the hour of prayer, ask" they had faith, they asked knowing they would receive, and "look on us" was not a selfish request.

Jesus Christ Died For Us

Written by Angelique Watkins

I would like for you to think on along with me Jerusalem, on Calvary. The time of departure is April 7, A.D. Friday morning from 1:00am to 9:00 am and this is where Jesus hung onrepparttar cross until 3:00pm. (This is to my understanding, for I am not a Theological Student at least not by man's hands. When I share I like to let others know please listen to Biblical teaching, read, study for yourself as well I like to share scriptures with my articles so others can read for themselves).

To be continued:

I will be sharing fromrepparttar 126961 Book "Gospel" of John. This Gospel was addressed to Christians. The history ofrepparttar 126962 life of Christ, with especial reference to His most important acts and discourses.

Let's look at Pilate making an honest confession, Christ's Trial and Christ's Reply. (John 18:37, 38)

Pilate therefore, said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I intorepparttar 126963 world, that I should bear witness untorepparttar 126964 truth. Every one that is ofrepparttar 126965 truth heareth my voice.

Truly Jesus was a master speaker and could could give testimony for himself under any and all circumstances. He has just made a statement ofrepparttar 126966 kingdom of God, contrasting it withrepparttar 126967 kingdoms of men, orrepparttar 126968 kingdoms ofrepparttar 126969 world, and now he makes a startling reply to Pilate's sharp question, substaningrepparttar 126970 idea of his Kingship. (John 18:37)

While reading Matthew 27:11 you will see Christ questioned, Mark 15:2 and Luke 23:3 you will see Christ replies.

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again untorepparttar 126971 Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. (John 18:38 we see Christ's Trial and Pilate's unwillingness to condemn).

Pilate feared men rather than God.

Pilate Desires to Release Jesus Christ (John 19:10-16)

Pilate now seems offended atrepparttar 126972 Christ's silence. Whilerepparttar 126973 charge against against him was found to be baseless, from which he should have been vindicated and released, Jesus sought to make no new revelations of himself.

Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? (John 19:10 Christ's Trial and Christ's Silence).

The Prophecy Concerning Christ Death: Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hathrepparttar 126974 greater sin. (John 19:11)

More impressed than ever by this powerful statement, Pilate again showed a desire to release Jesus.

And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: butrepparttar 126975 Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. (John 19:12 Christ's Trial and They Demand Jesus's Condemnation).

Pilate prepared to give his judgement, taking his place in his offical seat which stood on a tesselated pavement called "Gabbatha."

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, be brought Jesus forth, and sat down inrepparttar 126976 judgment seat in a place that is calledrepparttar 126977 Pavement, but inrepparttar 126978 Hebrew, Gabbatha. ( John 19:13 Christ led to Trial).

This decision was reached, it seems, about noon ofrepparttar 126979 day, which prepared for and terminated inrepparttar 126980 Paschal Supper.

And it wasrepparttar 126981 preparation ofrepparttar 126982 passover, and aboutrepparttar 126983 sixth hour: and he saith untorepparttar 126984 Jews, Behold your King! (John 19:14 Christ's Trial and Outrages byrepparttar 126985 People).

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