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Preaching Daily - June 30

Today's Word for Pastors...

"Look at the nations and watch-- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. - Habakkuk 1:5

Today's Preaching Insight...

The Emblem of Sacrifice

Baptists and most other evangelicals are not into the veneration of relics no matter how we value the work of Calvary. I think it was Conner's way of saying that it is not the blood as such but the dying that brings life.

When the angel told John those in the heavenly vision had "washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb," he was saying there is power in the death of Christ to do what no other power in the universe can do. The white robes do not make anyone pure; they are emblematic of that purity and personal holiness that comes only from the sacrifice of Christ. White is throughout the Book of the Revelation an emblem of holiness.

To read the full article, "White Robes and Palm Branches" by Austin B. Tucker, click here.

Today's Extra...

Two divers found a strange treasure in the River Wear near Durham Cathedral. They found a stash of coins, medals and religious objects. To whom did this treasure belong? They were the possessions of the late Michael Ramsey, former archbishop of Canterbury. This spot in the river was very near where Ramsay served and later retired in 1974.

To read the rest of this illustration, click here.

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