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. . .Worship At Some Church On Sunday. . 1
For the first six months of
1949, we shall have for our con
sideration a chronological study
of the life of Jesus Christ,
drawn from the Gospels, largely
from Mark and Luke, but also
taking account of the narratives
of Matthew and John. This
study is a continuation of the
historical study of the Bible
where the Spring quarter of 1948,
the Captivity and Return of the
Jews, Spring quarter of 1948, the
Captivity and Return of the
Jews, left it.
Our lesson for this w-eek is a
study of the background, geo
graphical, political and religious,
of that particular portion of the
world into which Jesus was
born.
Geographically, the world into
which Jesus came was a very
small world. He was born in
what w-e know of as Palestine,
less than 11,000 square miles in
total area. Its length west
of the Jordan from Dan in
the extreme north to Beersheba
at the south was one hundred
and forty-four miles. Its width
at Beersheba was ninety miles;
at the sea of Galilee forty miles;
and at the part farthese north
twenty-five miles. The section
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1 the same length and varied in
width eighty miles in the north
to thirty miles in the south.
When we speak of Palestine, we
usually mean the section west
of the Jordan, where Jesus spent
most of his life.
Politically, all the nations of
the then known world were un
der the dominion of the great
Roman Empire. The armies of
Rome held sway everywhere
and a peace prevailed such as
the world had not enjoyed for
centuries. While the Jews were
restive under the yoke of Rome,
great things were being accom
plished by that government.
Military roads were built lead
ing out from Rome in every di
rection, portions of which re
main to this day and travel was
relatively safe and easy. As
someone has said, had those an
c i e n t roadbuilders b e e n e n
dowed with prophetic vision,
they might truthfully have said:
, ‘The Christ is coming by and
| by, and we are helping to pre
pare a pathway by which his
ambassadors may journey
through all lands with the mes
sage of mercy for the sons of
men.”
In Jesus’ time, there were
three centers of religious in
terest: 1. The Law; 2. The
Temple; and, 3. The Messian
ic hope. Since the time of Ezra,
! the written law of the Old testa
I ment had been the guiding rule
j by which the Jewish life was re
I gulated. On the basis of this
j law and its interpetation, every
■ aspect of life was ruled. Since
I the obligation to observe the
| law, as interpreted by the ‘trad
I ition of the elders” was accepted
by all Jews as an essential part
of their religion, the Pharisees,
who devoted themselves to the
study and teaching and inter
pretation of the law, held in Ju
daism a place of the greast im
portance.
The Temple held first place in
the hearts of all Jews. As the
crowning act of worship for the
first century Jew was the offer
ing of sacrifice to Jehovah and
the only place in all the world
where this could be done was
the temple at Jerusalem, there
fore Jews from all over the
world came on pilgrimages to
this hiliest of places in all the
universe. Since these visits
could be made but infrequently
except by the inhabitants o f
Jerusalem, the synagogue be
came the center of religious life
in the villages. The chief priests
who controlled the temple were,
by virtue of their position, in
name the heads of the nation,
and it was to them that the Ro
mans looked when they sought
to deal with the Jews as a
people. The High Priest was the
head of the Sanhedrin, the Jew
ish council to which the Romans
entrusted whatever powers of
local self-government they left
to the Jews of Judea. The great
priestly families were the center
of the party of the Sadducees.
The Jews, a proud and nation
alistic people, irked under the
Roman yoke and devout Israel
ites found comfort and peace in
the faith that God would in his
own good time fulfil the coven
ant promise made to the fathers
of his chosen race. This father
[ ed the hope of a coming new
age, when Jehovah himself
would sweep away the existing
world system, and replace it by
his own perfect Kingdom in
which all the wrongs of his chos
en people would be redressed,
and Israel would be exalted to
its proper place in the world.
They had pictured the Messiah
as a political savior rather than
a spiritual savior.
Looking at the situation in
Palestine in which Jesus found
himself, we can agree with Paul,
when he declared that, ‘in the’
I fulness of time, God sent forth
i his Son.” The intense expect
ancy which gave first to John'
the Baptist and then to Jesus a 1
ready hearing was the outcome1
of long ages of slow growth and
development. His- coming was
the time of Jerusalem's last visi
tation, her final opportunity to
accept God's way of salvation.
It was the fulness of time but
Jerusalem and the Jews did not
accept it (Lk. 19:42).
FAULKNERS IN HENDERSON
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Faulkner
and children visited in Hender
son during Christmas with their
parents Mr. and Mrs. O. V.
Faulkner and Mrs. J. G. Mus
tion.
First Christian
The Rev. Lewis Siyons
Pastor
‘How Can I Mean More t o
My Church This Year??” will be
the subject of the sermon at the
morning worship and Lord’s Sup
per service Sunday morning at
eleven o’clock at the First Chris
tian Church, with the pastor, the
Rev. Lewis Styons, in charge .
Special music for this service
will also be provided by the
church choir.
At the Sunday School hour at
9:45 the lesson for the day will
be ‘the Word in which Jesus
lived.
Evening services include a
meeting of the Christian Endea
vor to discuss the lesson, ‘pro
blems Young People Face To -
day”, and a meeting of the a
dult men of the church to study
the Book of Acts, both these
meetings at :630.
The evening evangelistic ser
vice will be conducted at 7:30
with the message ‘My Greatest
Question in 1949” to be brought
by the pastor.
Rosemary Baptist
Watch Party Is
At 11:30 Tonight
At 11:30 tonight the Rosemary
Baptist Church will hold its an
nual New Year’s Eve Watch
Night services.
During the service ther will be
brief messages and special mu
sic, and promptly at midnight
the light’s will go off and a pic
ture of Sallman’s ‘Head o f
Christ” will be projected on the
screen, and there will be a per
iod of prayer and meditation fol
lowed by a benediction by the
pastor , the Rev B. Mar
shall White-Hurst.
Following the service, light re
freshments will be served to all
worshippers in the basement of
the church.
The public is invited to wor
ship with the First Christian
Church, particularly those who
have no other church home.
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A Clean Slate !
Every year we do it! We watch the clock tick away the
seconds until midnight . . . believing that the stroke of a chime
can wipe the slate clean. All of yesterday’s mistakes can be for
gotten . . . tomorrow is another year.
But it isn’t so! At midnight, December 31, only a second
separates the years. And a second cannot change what hours and
days and months have failed to change.
The resolutions of a moment rarely make us different men
and women. It is our spiritual seeking over the years that lifts
our lives to higher summits.
And the clean slate we long for ... it comes only with faith'
in a God who forgives . . . and who strengthens us in our daily
pursuit of the better life.
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more it can help you in ’49 if you really want this New Year to
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