Unless we watch and pray always, we may be drawn in the course of the day into those sins which we were in the morning most resolved against. If believers were left to themselves, they would fall; but they are kept by the power of God, and the prayer of Christ.
Acts 3:1-11 Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, ‘Look at us.’ And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, ‘I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’ And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. All the people saw him walking and praising God, and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Peter Speaks in Solomon’s Portico While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s Portico, utterly astonished.
The world gives from interested motives, because it has received or hopes to receive as much again (Luke 6:33-34); it gives to friends and withholds from enemies (Matthew 5:43); it gives what costs it nothing or what it cannot keep, as in the case of legacies; it pretends to give that which is not its own, especially when it says ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:14). The manner of Christ’s giving is the very opposite of this. He gives what is His own, what He might have kept, what has cost Him a life of suffering and a cruel death to bestow, what is open to friend and foe alike, who have nothing of their own to give in return.
A small collection of some of my favorite old hymns. I recorded these hymns in low quality, single track, single takes utilizing a loop pedal. They aren’t polished, mastered, or edited in any way.
Beautiful Eulogy, You Can Save Me
[Verse 1: Braille]
There’s so many different religions, I don’t have the time to name them
Is each one a different road that is made from the same pavement?
Does every road out there go to the same destination?
Does every religion offer us the same salvation?
Can mankind make an image of a God and be convinced
That the God they imagine in their mind is a God that exists?
But if God made man, how can man make a God and make a claim?
That God is confined to fit within a frame
How can mankind decide how God should be identified?
Can you alter the truth if you accept or deny?
Do the stars disappear when the blind look at the sky?
Or do they simply fail to see what was there the whole time?
Is this flesh all we have, is life over when we die?
Is this rotting body all that we got? Is there a soul inside?
Is there no absolutes in this life, no truth?
No wrong, no right, no dark, no light, NOOO!
If God is love, why does he allow the hatred?
If he wiped out the wicked the whole earth would be vacant
He is our breathe of life but our sin suffocated and separated
This necessitated resuscitation for spiritual respiration and reconciliation
To recognize our desperation for restoration
From the devastation of sins domination who can save us?
To God alone belongs salvation
[Verse 2: Odd Thomas]
Locked in to so many self incarcerated cages
Swallowed the keys to our future freedom from past ages
Persuaded and traded a King for crowns, evil invaded
And predicated a situation of insolence toward his eminence
As much as we try to conceal it there’s really no restraining
The penance for pursuing profane pleasure is payment
And death is what its wages is, It kill but its contagious
We lust because who love it, He’s just but just jaded
So it seems hopeless when we focus on the consequence
Criminals continue killing conscience and common sense remaining obstinate
So we play it low, die slow, and face the arraignment
We plead “No contest” in contempt for no containment
No pardon for guilty parties cause no person is perfect
So God in the second person of the trinity permanently purchases
With a perfect purpose and a death of an infinite worth
Raising from the earth to assert certain prophetic words
Serving as legal substitution to completely reverse the curse
Only you can save me
Only you can save me
Only you can carry me away
Only you can breathe the life in me
Only you can save me (only you can save)
Only you can save me (only you can save me)
IT’S an area shrouded in mystery with stories of unexplained disappearances and strange happenings. So its no wonder that Bermuda is also home to one of the biggest shipwreck sites in the world.
- You Can Save Me ~ Beautiful Eulogy feat. MARZ
Nobody is considered righteousness by their own works alone, all our righteousness are like filthy rags compared to God’s magnificent grace, and love, and the blood of his son Christ Jesus.
For there is not a just man on earth who does good
And does not sin.
Not exactly an update. It was stated in the original article. So let’s study the article and reword your comment,
Bogdan Chazan update: The baby he refused to murder whose mother he offered a continuation of the pregnancy, a delivery at the hospital, psychological assistance at the hospital, and psychological support at the perinatal hospice because during her pregnancy, an ultrasound examination and an MRI examination suggested hydrocephalus and craniofacial defects in which prenatal examinations had given the boy a chance for survival, which was confirmed by a child surgeon, died just nine painful days after they were born due to the birth defects that prompted the mother to seek to kill the child in the first place.
Quite a difference. You and your comment throwing life to the wind compared to Bogdan Chazan siding with the right to life.
Now Genesis 6:9 declares,
"If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image."
Of this babies blood Bogdan Chazan is not guilty for with God there is hope in the heart as King David cried, “Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me and let the child live.(2 Samuel 12:22) even though sometimes they don’t. With abortion providers it’s quite another story: their hands are stained with guilty blood and as for life there is no hope in their hands.
So seriously what’s your point in this soundbite question? Is it your desire to see disabled children aborted because they have no right to life! Why? Pray, tell. Are they less human in your eyes! Are they a burden to society is materialism your driving argument! What? You don’t like see the spastic in your daily life, they make you uncomfortable! Come on let the truth of your worldview be known.
Now here’s a shocker for you, even the strong healthy baby whose mother did not want to abort can die shortly after birth! And not just babies; adults, children, male and female: you.
Ah, oh, uh, um, ah, ah well that’s just, just unjust ahhhh what god would do that?
Is it unjust?
….in our perversity we choose to submit to the wickedness that enslaves us, and we therefore stand guilty before God.
So ask that God question again. What kind of God would ask for justice in the face of wickedness? A just God. And that God paid the penalty for humanity’s wickedness,
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’*
Unlike the abortionist who gives a child no chance for life, you have that chance with the Christian God. Your choice though. If you want to stay in the darkness don’t complain that you weren’t warned.
1 Timothy 4:16 (via community4christ)
"Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
1 Timothy 4:15
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
Matthew 10:28 (via keikojlpt)
…"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. "Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. "Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.…
- R.C. Sproul (via danielasarahy)