Jesus Baptism – What it Has to Do With Him
The article answered the confusion amongst newly baptized Christian about Jesus baptism. To an ordinary Christian, especially the newly baptized their understanding on baptism is linked to repentance and to marked their beginning as a Christian through conversion.Secret Sins
They worshiped other gods and followed the practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced. The Israelites secretly did things against the Lord their God that were not right.From There to the Future
In the beginning – as we all know – was the Word. But it was not in the form of a church newsletter. That came much later.Turning Around
Most of us spend our lives seeking and struggling to find that which will bring meaning and wholeness to our lives. Searching on the highways and byways, most of that which we find, soon loses value. Perhaps it is because we search in the wrong way and for the wrong reason. Then the time comes to Turn Around, take a new look, return to that which will never fail to provide joy,God is LOVE – Part 2
If the God-kind of love is in you and your heart is focused on others, you will not be consumed with self, that is “me, myself and I” syndrome. Our Lord Jesus Christ said “A new command I give you: Love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35. In all that you say or do, strive to be a shining light so that God’s great love may be displayed in you.On the Way to Perfection
Many people are put off by Christianity because of the way that Christians act. Gandhi, the Indian leader, once said that he liked Christ but could not come to a liking for His followers.To Discover Jesus!
But understanding Jesus’ Humanity and his deity is only important in terms of knowing where He came from and what He represents. Yet although this information gives us a head knowledge of His persona, it does not give us the key to unlock the secrets of His extraordinary ways, and the spiritual understanding to grasp our interdependence with Christ and the substance of our salvation and the intrinsic realization of the embodiment of Christ in us.Laying Down the Law
The book of Exodus tells the story of the formation and coagulation of the Hebrews as a nation. Their deliverance from the Egyptian rule was just the beginning. After releasing them from enslavement and their fleet from the land of Pharaohs, Moses leads God’s chosen people to the Promised land. Therefore, the Exodus goes on with the story of their wandering through desert in the seek of their spiritual homeland. The series of miracles continues with God’s speaking to Moses and transmitting the moral laws that are going to shape their ethical system of values.Dating the Exodus
Some detractors claim that the Exodus didn’t even exist, being just a fabrication, and invoked the lack of evidence in the Egyptian texts and documents for the details of the Exodus. However, to the last aspect one can object that it wasn’t in the Egyptians’ nature to display their defeats. Can one imagine a grandiose pharaoh like Ramses II bragging about the defeat that his army suffered in the confrontation with a group of ragged slaves?Historic Context of the Exodus
Since the Book of Exodus narrates the liberation of the Hebrews from the Egyptian oppression, biblical researchers have tried to identify the Pharaoh who refused to free them, bringing about terrible plagues upon Egypt. This ruler also set off in the pursuance of the fugitive Jews but ended drowned along with his soldiers in the waters of the Red Sea.Explaining Moses’ Miracles
The book of Exodus features many strange and wondrous events, the protagonist of which is Moses. He freed the Hebrews from the Egyptian oppression by means of ten dreadful plagues. Many have speculated on the nature of Moses’ deeds, some claiming they weren’t in fact miracles, but natural calamities that synchronized with him.The Exodus – Go Down, Moses
The Jews are God’s chosen people, according to the Bible. The Holy Book focuses on their evolution as a community and nation, undergoing tumultuous times of grief and divine rewards. Their existence is conditioned by their degree of obedience towards God and it always suffers dramatic alterations in contrary cases. The Exodus is the story that proves once again the special care that the Lord allotted to this people.