Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity, preached a message of repentance and forgiveness during his ministry on Earth. This message remains relevant today and serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power of forgiveness and the importance of turning away from sin.Continue reading JESUS’ MESSAGE OF REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness is a central tenet of the Christian faith. It is one of the most powerful and transformative practices that we can engage in as followers of Jesus Christ. Forgiveness is not always easy, but it is necessary if we want to live lives that are in line with God’s will.Continue reading UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF FORGIVNESS.
Forgiveness is a complex and multi-layered concept that has been discussed by religious leaders, philosophers, and psychologists for centuries. It is often considered as a noble act of letting go of anger, resentment, and bitterness towards someone who has wronged us. Forgiveness can be difficult to practice, but it can bring immense benefits to both the person who forgives, and the person being forgiven. In this article, we will explore the meaning and importance of forgiveness.Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF FORGIVENESS
WHAT DO THE BEATITIUDDES MEAN?
Jesus surprised his disciples by telling them what kind of people would be blessed by God. His list of traits are called the Beatitudes, meaning “to bless” or “to make happy.”Continue reading THE BEATITUDES
Lord, I got caught in gossip today. I didn’t mean to though. A group of us were just talking about this and that, and You know how women are. We’re so into relationships and what others are doing.Continue reading A PRAYER ABOUT (GOSSIPING)
1.And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (MARK 2:1-12)
The law of retaliation in the Old Testament permitted a person to put out an eye or knock out a tooth of an offender who had inflicted such injuries upon him (Exodus 21:23-25). But Jesus calls for a higher code of behavior from His followers. (“Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also,” Matthew 5:39.)Continue reading BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (DO NOT RETALIATE)
The Day of Atonement was an animal ceremony in which sacrifices were offered to atone for the sins of Israel. Marked by humiliation and fasting, it recognized the people’s inability to make atonement for their sins. This required God’s intervention and that of His representative-the high priest of the nation.Continue reading BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (THE DAY OF ATONEMENT)
5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.Continue reading SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (2 CORINTHIANS 2:5-11: “FORGIVENESS FOR THE SINNER”)
Jesus spent a lot of time alone in prayer. This impressed the disciples, so they asked Him to teach them how to pray. Jesus responded by teaching them the Model Prayer, often referred to as the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:1-13). A longer version of this prayer appears in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:9-13). Continue reading TEACHINGS ON PRAYER