Seven Postures of Christ - Mervyn Wishart

John Scarsbrook, Killamarsh, England

Category: Book Review

Precious Seed

128 pages, Paperback.
Published by John Ritchie Publishing, 40 Beansburn, Kilmarnock, Scotland.
ISBN-13: 978-1-912522-62-0.


Benefits arising from the pandemic lockdown of 2020/21 are not easy to quantify. But one area in which significant expansion has been noted is in the sale of books online. W. H. Smith, the stationers, reported a 400% increase in mid-2020 and no doubt other outlets noted a similar trend. I mention this simply as an encouragement, to me at least, that more people are taking time to read books. Ritual clicking on screens rather than turning pages has become the habit of many, including believers, whose bookshelves, full of excellent and profitable written teaching, simply collect dust!
Stepping down off my soapbox, I am pleased to commend this book by Mervyn Wishart as being a worthy addition to any library. I think of my books as a reference library, not necessarily a reading library; this book is, however, one for reading. It presents to us delightful pictures of the Saviour as we follow Him through the Gospel records. Mervyn takes note of the occasions when the Lord Jesus is seen standing, sitting, walking and lying down, among other postures. He makes copious use of scripture to draw out the lessons, both devotional and, on occasion, practical, which serve to enhance our appreciation of the Saviour. The narrative draws the reader along, and the book can be read quite easily in an afternoon. However, there are truths here which deserve development and further meditation. It would serve well as a book to dip into in preparation for the remembrance on a Lord’s Day morning, or to keep by the bedside to clear the mind of the day’s events and fill it with Christ, before turning out the light. 

There are 23 articles in
ISSUE (2021, Volume 76 Issue 3)

A Word For Today - Time, Season (Gk. Kairos)

Balaam - Numbers 23. 13-26 - Part 5

Consummate Comforters

Cover Image

Cyrus Ingerson Scofield 1843-1921

Editorial - ‘A servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ’, Jas. 1. 1.

His face

Introduction to Paul’s First Missionary Journey

Jesus the Son of Abraham

Old Testament women who appear in the New Testament - Rahab

Priests and Levites

Question Time - How can I believe God is in control of my life when I am experiencing such pain?

Seven Postures of Christ - Mervyn Wishart

Shepherding the Sheep - Mark Sweetnam and Walter Boyd

Song of Solomon

Spiritual Warfare

Suffer the little children – the challenges of Parenthood  

The Gospel of Mark - Part 15

The preservation of the Messianic line - Part 1

The Sealing of the Father

The Siege of Samaria - Part 2

Things That Concern Us - Philippians - Part 4

What does the Bible tell us about the future? The final rebellion - Part 11

This article is not part of a series

There are 75 articles by this author

The Privilege

The Responsibility

The John Ritchie Library

The Church at Philadelphia

The Days when the Judges ruled (1)

OTHNIEL - the Lion of God (2)

EHUD and SHAMGAR (3)

Deborah - a mother in Israel (4)

Gideon - the weak confounding the mighty (5/1)

Gideon - the weak confounding the mighty (5/2)

ABIMELECH the ‘Bramble King’ (6)

JEPHTHAH - A Man of Contradictions (7)

SAMSON - A model of Inconsistency (8/1)

Samson a model of inconsistency

Abijah

The Throne of His father David

Church Gatherings - Part 1

Church Gatherings - Part 2 - Teaching and being taught

Church Gatherings - Part 3 - The Breaking of Bread

Developing and renewing eldership

Manasseh and Amon

Josiah - Part 1

Josiah - Part 2

Jehoahaz to Zedekiah

Poisoned Soul – the deadly effects of bitterness - Paul Young

Living with the glory of the Lord – Ezekiel’s Prophecy - Malcolm Davis

Indispensible Ordinance: Baptism, the Lord’s Supper and the Head Covering - Romel Ghossain

The New Calvinists, Changing the Gospel - E. S. Williams

Learning to Lead – Next Generation - David Clarkson and Stephen McQuoid

Travel with Jonathan Edwards – A God-centred life, an enduring legacy

Their Finest Hour - Esther

A Study of First Thessalonians: The Model Church, Gary McBride

The Riches of Divine Wisdom, David Gooding

Wisdom for Fools – 101 Proverbs to Live By, Shane Watson

Then came a Rich Man of Arimathea

Looking for the Glory – An Exposition of the Epistle to Titus - Adam D. Thropay

If it wasn’t for the Lighthouse Bill and Irene Ridgeway

Nathan the Prophet

Gleanings from the book of Ruth - Alex Dryburgh

How to Master the Bible - Martin Anstey

The Land and People of Israel, what does the future hold? - Drew Craig

Stories from Luke’s Gospel - Robert Craig

TheExtent of the Atonement - James Morison

TheNature of the Atonement - James Morison

Day by Day – Through the Bible Edited - Ken Totton

Insects of the Bible - Tom H. Ratcliffe

Precious Seed 70th Anniversary Edition

Beginnings: Old Testament Overview Volume 1 - Richard Catchpole

Christian Frontline Series: The Christian and Money - Hansruedi Graf

God’s weeping prophet and wayward people: Jeremiah’s prophecy and Lamentations - Malcolm C. Davis

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

Pocket Commentary Series – 1st John

New Treasury of Bible Doctrine: ‘Things most surely believed’

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - Part 1

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - Part 2: The Wise Man and His Companions

False Apocalypse, False Gospel, False Witnesses - Donald C. B. Cameron.

The People’s Bible – The remarkable history of the King James Version - Derek Wilson

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - Part 3: The fool and his friends

Their Finest Hour - Peter

Truth and Training from Titus - Stephen G. Baker

His Coming – A Guide to Future Events - Various Authors

New Testament Priests, Speak Up! - Mike Stephenson

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - The Sluggard - Part4

Fellowship is Enjoyed

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs The Proud Man - Part 5

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - The Talebearer - Part 6

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - The Righteous Man - Part 7

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - Women of Vice, Voice and Virtue - Part 8

Old Testament Women who appear in the New Testament - Lot's Wife

Old Testament women who appear in the New Testament - Tamar  

An Assembly of the Lord’s people will be a people among whom - The Scriptures are Obeyed - Part 11

Seven Postures of Christ - Mervyn Wishart

Shepherding the Sheep - Mark Sweetnam and Walter Boyd