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“I know, even though you are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials and temptations. This is no accident – it happens to prove your faith, which is infinitely more valuable, than gold .” (1 Peter 1:6-7 PH)
RAMBLINGS from Connor’s dad – When Connor was born I was in my 7th year of medical sales. Prior to that I was in consumer sales and pharmaceutical sales. Prior to that I was working my way through college on an assembly line. Prior to that I was in high school cutting grass. Prior to that I was selling tomatoes out in the front yard, under the chestnut tree of our family home.
Once Connor got here, I found myself wanting to be more flexible with my time, and wanted to start our own business. I talked to Kris about it, and I prayed about it. My desire to start…
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Pause a moment and answer this question (for yourself): “Who is God?”
Different persons will have different answers.
View the clip above by Ravi Zacharias to find out what he has to say about this question.
It gets more interesting as the clip proceeds, so do watch until the end.
In addition, there are many testimonies brought up by Ravi in this talk.
You will be inspired. Encouraged. Guaranteed.
If someone you know needs encouragement or inspiration, share this with that someone.
[Please ignore the title on the clip “What does it mean to be human?” – it has not been aptly titled by the uploader.]
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Gospel reading of the day:
Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured. Everyone in the crowd sought…
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There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
2 Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
6 So Isaac dwelt in…
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It was baptism day in Kimuka village, Kenya. The confining, corrugated walls of the church were replaced by Maasailand’s flat, yawning expanse. The parched earth was brick red, and scattered with stones and boulders. Young acacia trees jutted out of the ground at every angle, their spiny, green canopies littering the ground with barbed thorns tough enough to pierce the sole of any shoe. The sky was a tranquil blue, the Kenyan sun oppressive, beating down on our party as we silently trod the dusty trail to the nearby watering hole.
With a spluttering cough, the generator kicked into life. Its low, throaty rumbling was soon joined by a rude whine of feedback and a few tentative triads on the Yamaha keyboard. The village pianist and two young Maasai girls, armed with microphones, set up camp beside the water’s edge. A breeze taunted the villagers, all sprawled in any available…
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This is Saturday’s Bible reading. We’re reading the book of 2 Samuel.
DAY 238 – Have a read – 2 Samuel 13 – 15.
Chapter 13: Let’s note that the prophesies of Nathan in 2 Samuel 12 v 11 begins in this chapter. A short summary: Amnon loves (lusts after) his sister Tamar, he follows ungodly advice and he rapes her. Tamar from a beautiful virgin becomes a destitute woman living in her brother Absalom’s house. This angers Absalom, so he kills his brother. I believe that this saga of wickedness all began with one thing – Lust. Lust is an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body that Amnon has as we read verse 2. Instead of dealing with this problem, Amnon created an atmosphere for the lust to continue to grow – e.g. his advisor. If only Jonadab was a friend who would have…
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“…[T]he relationship between theology and philosophy is best construed as a circle.
Theology’s source and starting point must always be the word of God revealed in history, while its final goal will be an understanding of that word which increases with each passing generation. Yet, since God’s word is Truth (cf. Jn 17:17), the human search for truth – philosophy, pursued in keeping with its own rules – can only help to understand God’s word better.
It is not just a question of theological discourse using this or that concept or element of a philosophical construct; what matters most is that the believer’s reason use its powers of reflection in the search for truth which moves from the word of God towards a better understanding of it.
It is as if, moving between the twin poles of God’s word and a better understanding of it, reason is offered guidance and…
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