George Ferrier

Poured Out to God

The drink offering, normally offered with the meal and burnt offerings, was celebrated by completely pouring out a quantity of wine at the base of the altar. None of it was to be consumed. Wine is symbolic of joy, Judg. 9. 13, and the act of pouring it out signified a deep sense of worship and thanksgiving. When the Lord judged Israel for their idolatry He rebuked them for pouring out their drink offerings to foreign gods, Jer. 7. 18. On the other hand, it was always a time of joy when p...

The Eternal Son Declared in Time

The Lord Jesus has many names and titles but concerning His person He is the unchanging Son of God (Heb 13:8). His Sonship Established First, His Sonship is revealed through His eternal relationship with the other members of the Trinity. The Father and Son are mentioned in the Old Testament (Ps. 2:7; Prov. 30:4) as well as the Holy Spirit (Gen 1:2). Furthermore the Godhead has a relationship among them that has no reference to time (Gen 1:1; John 1:1). Secondly, our eterna...

Vessels For Honor

When God made man in his own image, he did so in order that he could have a personal and meaningful relationship with them. No plant, animal or any other living thing has the privilege that we as humans were given with our creator. God gave us a mind because he has a mind. We have emotions because he has emotions. God gave us a will to make choices because he has a will. Adam and Eve were honorable because God made them in his image. When God looked at them he saw his reflection. As livin...

The House of God

A unique relationship we have with Christ is that we are His house and God permanently lives in us by the indwelling of His Spirit, Eph. 2.22. In light of this let's consider some of the characteristics of His house. 1. Its Foundation (Who do you say that I am? Matt. 16.15) The Lord Jesus once asked His disciples this personal question, Matt. 16.15. Through a revelation of the Father Peter answered that He was the Christ, the Son of the living God, Matt. 16.16. The Lord re...
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