A Kingdom Without Borders
What was once a mystery for everyone is now an uncommon knowledge. While most of the world scrambles trying to find meaning presently, there are some who are enlightened. How do we attain this knowledge?
COMPASSION LAMENTATIONS 3:22-24 Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” רַחַם-racham-rakh’-am-From H7355; compassion (in the plural); by extension the womb (as cherishing the … [Read more…]
The definition of re-creation is commonly done in two types of transitive verbs. One defines re-creation as refresh while another defines it as to create again. While these definitions on the surface appear similar, their applications are quite different.
A good conscience means that I look at everyone differently, even myself. The Spirit is helping me deal with all my specks and logs, so much so, that I do not bother pointing out specks in others. If there is no judgement if I live by the Spirit, why should I judge others? The Spirit being lived out in me may be the GOOD that helps someone else’s conscience to become good too! Only Jesus can do that!
This weekend is the 4 week of Advent and we are supposed to celebrate PEACE. PEACE, does the world understand PEACE? Does the Christ follower understand peace? When you think of peace, it often strikes up the idea of tranquility. Some attribute peace as quiet. Some attribute peace as calm. Some even attribute peace with unity. But PEACE is quite possibly NONE of those things!
The Day of the Lord is when Jesus was born, God in flesh, to walk the earth. When he comes, there will be a judgement. (vs.-9). What would the people of David’s day understand this to be?
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in response to British social attitudes towards poverty, particularly child poverty, and wished to use the novella to put forward his arguments against it. The story shows Scrooge as a paradigm for self-interest, and the possible repercussions of ignoring the poor, especially children in poverty—personified by the allegorical figures of Want and Ignorance. The two figures were created to arouse sympathy with readers—as was Tiny Tim
Last week we talked about the wedding in Cana and then later going to Jerusalem before Passover and he flipped the tables over and drove all people and animals out of the Court of Gentiles with a whip. Now, the Gospel of John precedes that story with Jesus’ baptism. So, when we begin to pick of the story in Matthew, we must understand that there are certain things that John left out.
Water to Wine, Fine! Overturn Traditions, No!!!