The Remnant Will Rise Up…

I read an article in 2009 that I have never forgotten. It was written by Chip Brogden. It shows how the book of Daniel speaks to the idea of a remnant…not remnant theology but a remnant. I love his definition of the term remnant.

Here is a few paragraphs of the article:

In our time the Lord is working with a Remnant and is raising up Overcomers to represent His interests in the earth, a people who are in this world but not of this world. In spite of a general failure of the Whole, the Overcomers, as a part of the Whole, are fulfilling God’s original intent for the Church.

The idea of a Remnant is not without its historical examples. Let us define exactly what a Remnant is. Simply put, a Remnant is this: a person or persons who fulfill the Lord’s Purpose for the Whole when the Whole either cannot or will not fulfill it. As an example, look at Noah. During a time when violence and sin filled the whole earth, here is one man who alone is righteous and pleasing to God. The Lord judges mankind with a flood, but does not make a full end. He spares Noah and his family and makes a new beginning with them.

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In Celebration of Sunday School Teachers!

I had a Sunday School teacher at Macedonia Baptist Church in Oxford, Georgia that made quite an impression on me.  His name was O.R. Henderson.  He taught a bunch of junior boys. He let us fish in his pond.  Sunday School perfect attendance pins were big back then.  I had a string of them.  But one Sunday, I had to miss because of illness.  I don’t know if this was legal but Mr. Henderson came to my house and taught me my Sunday School lesson so that I could be counted ‘present’ in Sunday School. I will never forget that.

I have known some awesome Sunday School teachers through the years.  Some were great expositors. Some were great caring people. Some were both.  Our church is soon losing a great couple in Ron and Marcy Taylor…great teacher and great hospitality!  We wish them well in the new journey God has them on.

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Relational Discipleship 104

King – Kingdom

Daniel 11:32 (KJV)
but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Jeremiah 23:5 (NKJV)
5  “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.

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