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This is a very beautiful rendition of the Chaplet of Mercy. I have the video set at the beginning of the singing of the chaplet. It is well worth watching. In today's world, mercy is needed more than ever. The mercy we show to one another, and yes, to those who believe and think differently...
Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP, created in Christ Jesus FOR GOOD WORKS, which God prepared beforehand, that WE should WALK IN...
Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” A...
timothyu
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Just as in Jesus' day, people have been looking for a world leader, a messiah who would save them from outside tyranny, hence their idea of salvation. We have had a continuous stream of worldly messiahs who were restricted however only to 'saving' their nations or empires as they led and...
Philippians 2:12-13 ESV “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Is this teaching...
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a...
SamInNi
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A while ago I was watching an international news item about the Premier of a Scandinavian country who was videoed partying irresponsibly (allegedly). She was just 36 at the time. Being in our 50s and 60s doesn’t guarantee sensible behaviour. We wish! But as a general rule, we must question the...
Colossians 1:21-23 ESV “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not...
Don’t Cop Out! Clip-clop, flippity-flop, Watch your footing, Don’t cop out. Beware unaware, Check your gauges, Don’t them spare. Fine tune all your senses, Don’t be taken By happenstances. Train minds godliness, Righteous and Holiness. An Original Work / January 31, 2023
Romans 6:1-4 ESV “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism...
John 10:22-30 ESV “At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.’...
Acts 21:10-14 ESV “While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, ‘Thus says the Holy Spirit, “This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver...
1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.” I admit I used to skim through these introductions to the...
1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ESV “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.” What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? It is that...
GraceBro
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"Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1 "But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith (Galatians 5:1)." If the Bible didn't command...
This passage of Scripture in 2 Timothy 3 begins by painting a vivid picture of the spiritual condition of people (not all people, but probably most) in these last days before the return of Christ: “For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to...
Matthew 7:24-27 ESV “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone...
1 John 3:11-16 ESV “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not be...
Summary 1 John 1:5-10; 1 John 2:3-17; 1 John 3:1-3 Not everyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ is a true child of God. For, we read in 1 John 1 that if we say we have fellowship with God while we walk in darkness (sin), we lie and do not practice the truth. And in 1 John 2 we read that...
What Brings Joy I do believe that Sin, is a way that I protect myself from the suffering of others. When things seem to be falling apart, a subjective experience, as well as a subjective judgment, I will react by becoming angry, even enraged, which is fueled by terror, but really fed by...