Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men

first_imgLocalNews Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men by: – December 24, 2011 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Pastor Randy Rodney. (file photo)The messiah introduced peace on earth slew the enmity that sin had raised between God and man and resettled a peaceable communication. If God be at peace with us all peace results from it: peace of conscience and peace between people. All that peace flows from us from the incarnation of Christ. All the good we have, or hope is owing to God’s good will and if we have the comfort of it he must have the glory of it.Luke 2:8-20Peace and good cannot be expected in a way inconsistent with the glory of God. Therefore we cannot live anyway and expect God’s good or peace to be ours.Let men have the joy of it: On earth peace, good-will toward men. God’s good-will in sending the Messiah introduced peace in this lower world, slew the enmity that sin had raised between God and man, and resettled a peaceable correspondence. If God be at peace with us, all peace results from it: peace of conscience, peace with angels, peace between Jew and Gentile.Peace is here put for all good, all that good which flows to us from the incarnation of Christ. All the good we have, or hope, is owing to God’s good-will; and, if we have the comfort of it, he must have the glory of it. Nor must any peace, and good, be expected in a way inconsistent with the glory of God; therefore not in any way of sin, nor in any way but by a Mediator. Here was the peace proclaimed with great solemnity; whoever will, let them come and take the benefit of it. It is on earth peace, to men of good-will (so some copies read it), en anthropois eudokias; to men who have a good-will to God, and are willing to be reconciled; or to men whom God has a good-will to, though vessels of his mercy. See how well affected the angels are to man, and to his welfare and happiness; how well pleased they were in the incarnation of the Son of God, though he passed by their nature; and ought not we much more to be affected with it? This is a faithful saying, attested by an innumerable company of angels, and well worthy of all acceptation, That the good-will of God toward men is glory to God in the highest, and peace on the earth.(from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 1991 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.)Pastor Randy Rodneylast_img read more

Jack Butland: Stoke perfect place for me right now

first_imgIn-form goalkeeper Jack Butland has declared himself settled at Stoke ahead of the transfer window next month. Stoke boss Mark Hughes also stated Butland was “going nowhere” recently a nd the player himself is not angling for a move away either. “I do want to play at the top b ut, at the minute, I can’t fault where I am,” Butland told Sky Sports News HQ. “I’m in a brilliant, brilliant squad who are playing extremely well and things are looking really bright for the club. “Right now I can’t see any better place for me to be. I’m learning every week, I’m playing with some great players – the goalie coach (Andy Quy) I’m really happy with, and learning a lot from the staff as well. “Personally, I’m very comfortable, very happy with where I am and I believe that we can do some really good things at Stoke so that’s where my sole focus is at the minute. “Anything beyond that is purely speculation and rumours. It’s obviously wonderful to be linked with a club with the history like Liverpool but this is where I am.” Joe Hart’s England back-up has produced a string of impressive performances since being promoted to the Potters’ starting line-up at the beginning of this season, helping Stoke keep seven clean sheets in all competitions since September. That has led to speculation linking the 22-year-old with moves away from the Britannia Stadium in January, although Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp poured cold water on the idea he was in for Butland last week. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse football: Beat writers predict outcome of game vs. Connecticut

first_img Published on September 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) goes on the road to face Connecticut (2-1, 0-1 American Athletic) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Here’s how our beat writers think the game will unfold.Tomer Langer (0-0)Syracuse 28, Connecticut 27Survive and AdvanceThe Orange has had two beatdowns in the past two weeks, leaving head coach Dino Babers to say he was feeling down after the rough stretch. The Orange’s offense was disappointing last week, scoring 17 points in the first quarter and then just three the rest of the way. I think SU’s offense will still be a bit inconsistent in its first road test, but it’ll do just enough to escape Connecticut with a win.Chris Libonati (3-0)Syracuse 31, Connecticut 17Dog FightThis is a bit of a toss-up for me, but I think Syracuse’s offense is better than Connecticut’s defense. Essentially, I think this becomes Dino Babers’ coaching strengths against Bob Diaco’s. So far, no one’s been able to 100 percent shut down Syracuse (USF came closest in the final three quarters). Although SU should be expected to win this game, it’s also not a gimme, and if it does win, it should at put SU on the very fringe area of bowl contention.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJon Mettus (3-0)Syracuse 24, Connecticut 17UConn’t do itWhile Syracuse hasn’t played a game closer than 25 points, each one of Connecticut’s games has come down to the final minutes and been decided by six or less. Ultimately, these two teams are pretty even when you consider SU’s injuries and propensity for mistakes. Call me crazy, but I think Syracuse’s defense will hold up for the most part and the offense will be able to do enough in the first half to get a lead big enough to keep. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Connecticutlast_img read more

GARDAI INVESTIGATE ORGANISED THEFT OF LAMBS AT FARM

first_imgGardai have appealed for information following the theft of 26 lambs in the early hours of this morning.The lambs were taken from a farm in the Burnfoot area.The lambs are estimated to be worth €2,600 and are distinctively marked with a red mark on the middle of their backs. The thieves moved cattle to another field and they stole the lambs.Gardai at Burnfoot have appealed for anybody with any information to contact them. GARDAI INVESTIGATE ORGANISED THEFT OF LAMBS AT FARM was last modified: June 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:26 lambsBurnfoottheftlast_img read more