NOAH WARNED OF THINGS NOT SEEN

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

John Wesley’s Commentary:

Noah being warned of things not seen as yet – Of the future deluge.

Moved with fear, prepared an ark, by which open testimony he condemned the world – Who neither believed nor feared.

A CUP OF COLD WATER

A blessing promised upon those who bless the followers of Jesus Christ …

Matthew 10:41-42 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

John Wesley’s Notes:

He that entertaineth a prophet-That is, a preacher of the Gospel: In the name of a prophet-That is, because he is such, shall share in his reward.

John Wesley’s Commentary:

v. 42. One of these little ones – The very least Christian. Mark 9:41.

Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

John 13:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

PREACHER ON THE FENCE

I received this comment from Esther …

“My Dad and Mom were pioneer pastors 100 years ago. I am now 75 and still remember a song they used to sing about the preacher on the fence.  Here are the words as I recall them.

‘Come down, come down,

Come down from off the fence.

And preach the gospel as it is

And take the consequence.

Come down, come down, come down, come down,

Come down from off the fence.

Your duty’s plain, you cant remain,

A preacher on the fence.'”