His resurrection shows us that though death, deceit, corruption and despair appear to have the last word in this world, God really has raised Jesus from the dead and given him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord Phil.
Will you go to your Lord to find grace and mercy? Will you be a witness and servant on his behalf? His interests include the intersection of theology, ethics, and the Christian life. Richmond, VA Subscribe: RSS. No Comments.
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Coming to Light You see, Paul understood, contrary to what his persecutors believed, his real problem was that his entire life, until the moment Jesus appeared to him, was fundamentally directed toward all the wrong goals for all the wrong reasons. For Your Consideration As you humbly assess your life in light of all that Jesus did and said, you are faced with a choice: you can continue to walk in darkness, or you can follow Jesus in faith and obedience. Share this: Facebook Twitter Google.
The glass is not only half full, but completely full and overflowing with Pastor Frank. It saddens me that Pastor Frank and good men and women like him have had to endure hurt at the hands of hate and ignorance. I thank God He helped me to know how I could shine a little light in the midst of the darkness. When Pastor Brian washed my feet as an act of reconciliation, as strange as it may seem I wanted to wash his feet also. Pastor Brian apologized and asked for forgiveness for the white race and what it had done to the black race.
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He also apologized on a personal level for himself to the black race and to me personally. The act of a white man bowing before me to wash my feet had a great impact on my feeling and my psyche. But even more impactful to me were his words. In his words and the tone of his voice I could sense true lamentation, true repentance, a true desire for reconciliation, and a true desire for justice for my people.
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This year was no exception. Through your investment in a variety of projects, our partners have been able to share the Gospel with thousands of people — many of whom have never heard the name of Jesus. The harvest has been fruitful! More than , people worldwide made the decision to accept Christ as a direct result of your generosity and compassion.
Here is one of those stories:. Savita grew up in a Hindu family. After years of unanswered prayers from his gods and goddesses, Savita finally decided to attend a Christian meeting.
It was there that he encountered Jesus for the first time. Within a few minutes, I experienced a different feeling. I was not aware of tears running down my cheeks.