A new year, with new victories to be celebrated, opportunities to be explore, challenges to be faced and battles to be fought. Every year we get to face the good, the bad and the ugly. It is not as much the events/circumstances themselves that we should focus on, but rather how we deal with them. …
may the Light of the world be your Guard and Lead
1 John 1:5-7 (NLT) Living in the Light This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
John 8:12 (NLT)
Jesus, the Light of the World
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
May 5th is the official Liberation Day celebrated throughout the Netherlands, even though for many of it’s subjects, WWII did not end on May 5th 1945. And even though WWII officially came to an end on August 15th, many were to suffer yet many more years before they could start to live life in freedom. …
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man.Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life. – 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)
Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Luke 24:6-7 (NIV)
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”
Mark 10:32-34 (NIV)
Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time
10:32-34pp — Mt 20:17-19; Lk 18:31-33
They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil. Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (NLT)
Good people pass away;
the godly often die before their time.
But no one seems to care or wonder why.
No one seems to understand
that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
For those who follow godly paths
will rest in peace when they die. Isaiah 57:1-2 (NLT)
Wishing all a blessed Pentecost and encouraging you to reach out in faith to the Holy Spirit and that you may be filled with Him! “But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going. Instead, you grieve because of what I’ve …
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man. Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life. 1 Cor. 15:20-22 NLT
The Resurrection Power is an awesome gift from the Lord. By accepting the ultimate sacrifice of Christ Jesus, you too can be granted this special gift, as you’ll be accepted as His child.
As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him.“Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die.Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, flogged with a whip, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.” Matthew 20:17-19 NLT
In our NY wish of 2020 we expressed our anticipation for an era/decade of new opportunities, challenges, (personal) breakthroughs and much more. Simultaneously we sincerely drew focus to the One Who always has our backs in all the changes that lie ahead. Wishing for you to progress in all areas of your lives. Little did …
Jesus is the reason for the season
People celebrate Christmas as the feast of light, the days getting longer again, on their way to Spring and Summer. Little do they know, let alone realise, that the true Light is to be found in Jesus Christ, the Light that came into the world to save mankind and reconcile them with God.
There’s no other name than Jesus by which man can obtain true salvation and peace!
In your Christmas Celebrations, whether alone or with others, bear in mind the true reason for this festive season: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (Jhn 3:16 NIV)
Psalms 37:23-24 (NLT)
The LORD directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the LORD holds them by the hand.
In this special time amidst a pandemic crisis rocking many off their feet, it is a great assurance to know that there is an Anchor to hold on to. This Anchor goes by the Name above all names: Jesus, the Christ. He was crucified, burried and rose on the third day, to live forevermore. Put your trust in Him and He shall not foresake you.
Blessed Easter in this special time
Psalms 33:16-22 (NLT)
The best-equipped army cannot save a king,
nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory—
for all its strength, it cannot save you.
But the LORD watches over those who fear him,
those who rely on his unfailing love.
He rescues them from death
and keeps them alive in times of famine.
We put our hope in the LORD.
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD,
for our hope is in you alone.
Psalms 121 (NLT)
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The LORD himself watches over you!
The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The LORD keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.
Following commentary is excerpted from Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible Heb . 11:4-7. Here follow some illustrious examples of faith from the Old Testament. Abel brought a sacrifice of atonement from the firstlings of the flock, acknowledging himself a sinner who deserved to die, and only hoping for mercy through the great …
With 2020 freshly started we also enter into a new decade. A new era with new opportunities, challenges, (personal) breakthroughs and much more. In all the changes that lie ahead of us let us not forget the One Who always has our backs, guides us through His Spirit, corrects us and loves us with unconditional love. May this new year bring you progress in all areas of your life.
#NewSeason #Breakthrough #Transition #Progress #AllEyezOnHim
Psalms 118:6-9 (NLT)
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me?
Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me.
I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in people.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (NLT)
If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. #temptation #WayOut #ChristIsTheAnswer #JesusIsTheDoor
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