Field Notes – 5/12/T
“Those who depend on God’s help in times of distress still ought to make us of the help of other people, as providence offers it; else they tempt God.” (Matthew Henry)
“Each divine person of the Godhead was involved as both the author and the subject of the Scriptures. The second person of the Godhead fulfilled a vital role in the production of the Bible. Old Testament writers speak often of the appearance of God in some manifestation to his people for the purpose of delivering them, leading them, or communicating with them. These theophanies reveal something about God or his will to those who witness the appearance. Since these events consist of appearances by the Son of God, they reveal the role of the second person of the Godhead in giving revelation leading to the production of Scripture…
…The Son of God appears in both the Old Testament and the New as one speaking to God’s people. Thus the Bible reveals that the divine spokesman is the Son of God himself, the very One whom the apostle John describes as “the Word” in the opening to his Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1: 1). The God who speaks is the second person of the Godhead, the preincarnate Christ— the same One who spoke the universe and all it contains into existence in Genesis 1. When God imparted revelation to the prophets, the Son of God was often personally present.”
Looking for a nativity play for the children to do at your family service this Christmas?
“I used to say Sunday is King’s day and Monday is Queen’s day.
Sunday was given to the worship of God in church.
But Monday was my day off and I called it Queen’s day because I would be with my wife and she knew Queens day was coming.”
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