- Jesus enters Jerusalem.
- Jesus curses a fig tree.
- Jesus clears the temple.
- Jesus teaches a lesson about prayer from the cursed fig tree
- The Pharisees question Jesus on his authority,
- The Parable of the tenants,
- Questions about paying taxes to Ceaser.
- Marriage at the Resurrection.
- The Greatest Commandment.
- A question about the Messiah,
- Beware the teachers of the Law,
- The widow's offering.
- Jesus talks about the destruction of the Temple and the signs of the end times.
'Unseen, yet loved, my God, my friend,
I sing the wonders of your grace,
that in this stubborn heart of stone
has won a quiet-resting place.
Sweetly from the earth's beguiling charms
you drew my restless soul away;
in one bright moment heaped on me
ten thousand blessings more than they.'2
I really love these verses. Such lovely words of such amazing truth. Williams' hymns are so personal and heartfelt that it easy for all people to empathise with them. You can put your names in the verse.
'in Steve's stubborn heart of stone,
has won a quiet-resting place'
And here is just one more:
'Invisible One, I love you,
wonderful is the power of your grace,
pulling my soul so sweetly
away from its choicest pleasures;
you did more in one brief minute
than the whole world ever did,
winning for yourself a quiet seat
in this heart of stone.3
Praise the Lord that He, does indeed ever so regularly, pull my soul away from my 'choicest pleasures'. My choicest pleasures lead to destruction and shame, but as this hymn displays my God did more in one minute than the whole world ever did, has won a seat in my heart of stone.
I am sure that this third chapter will be a beautiful one to write. I value all your prayers concerning my studying and my extra-University activities and I hope to see you all soon.
1. D. M. Lloyd-Jones, The Puritans, Their Origins and Successors, (Banner of Truth, Edinburgh, 1987)
2. Faith Cook, Our Hymn Writers and Their Hymns, (Evangelical Press, Darlington, 2005) page 133
3. Cook, Our Hymn Writers and Their Hymns, page 133