A blog inspired by the Book of 750 Bible and Gospel Studies by George Noble. This work is self-described by Noble as, "numerous brief suggestions rich in the possibility of expansion and usefulness for Bible students and Christians workers." The book, compiled, edited and originally published by Noble, (1909, Chicago,) and is a small hardbound book, which according to him, is filled with "spiritual, practical, orthodox Bible selections of great importance, covering vital and interesting facts."
In the course of going through this book, I have found several typographical errors which I have taken the liberty to correct. Selections on which corrections have been made are denoted by an asterisk next to the page number on the post, mostly for my own recollection. Corrections that have been made have no bearing on the subject matter. In addition, the reader of this blog should note that the postings I make are not in the same order of the book and are completely arbitrary,
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Two Scenes in Luke
Two Scenes in Luke's Gospel
It opens with the Earthly Priest at the altar of incense on earth and the people worshiping without...and the people in doubt and fear...
Luke Chapter 1: 8-21
"And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple."
It closes with the Great High Priest entering the Heavenly Temple and his saints worshiping with great joy.
Luke Chapter 24:50-53
"And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen."