The Sin of Bethsaida and Capernaum   1 comment

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Above:  Ruins at Chorazin, 1900-1920

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004001202/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-01110

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Matt. 11, 20-24

1.  These people had superior opportunities, Christ’s presence and ministry.   Christ is one’s greatest opportunity and blessedness.  How they should have appreciated Him.

2.  Where much is given much is required.  Noblesse oblige.  But do we realie it?  How indifferent many are though they have the best opportunities of this day of gospel light.  Does the fact of our greater privilege stir our souls to action?

3.  What was the sin of these cities?  They were not hostile to Christ; they simply let him alone, did not accept him by faith.  This [is] the fatal mistake of any life.  Who neglects Him neglects his only hope and dooms his life and soul eternally.  Dare we neglect life’s great opportunities?

4.  Those who neglect Him find that nothing is left them but utter destruction.  “How shall we escape if we neglect so great [a] salvation?”  “The wages of sin is death.”  “He that believeth not is condemned already.”

Have you accepted Him, or are you still neglecting Him?  An eternity depends upon the answer given.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted August 31, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 S-Z, Matthew

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