JRandal
JRandal
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JRandal
JRandal
 Brazil,  
JRandal
 Brazil,  
A atual manifestação do reino de Cristo, portanto, é espiritual. Seu reinado não ameaça, diretamente, nenhum governo humano. Jesus não é político, nem promove a prosperidade material. Ele veio salvar pecadores.

#^http://deusconosco.com/reino-espiritual/

#Jesus #espiritual #reinodeDeus
JRandal
 Brazil,  
#^http://randalmatheny.com/first-last/

"The First and Last"

These were some of the first words of the Lord Jesus to the apostle John when, on the Lord’s day, he found himself in the Spirit. John had already registered a word from God the Father, that he was the Alpha and the Omega, in verse 8. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet; omega, the last.

About himself Jesus affirmed the same thing that the Father said about himself. And the Lord Jesus is he who puts his right hand upon the fainting John. The One who Lives is the same as he who touches and revives his people.


Translated into English from my Portuguese devotional.

#Jesus #Revelation #eternal life
JRandal
 Brazil,  
JRandal
 Brazil,  
JRandal
 Brazil,  
JRandal
 Brazil,  
K-LOVE Encouraging WordK-LOVE Encouraging Word wrote the following post Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:00:00 +0100
John 3:36 NLT
#^John 3:36 NLT

And anyone who believes in God's Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn't obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God's angry judgment.

#eternal life #Jesus #gospel

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JRandal
 Brazil,  
OK, I confess to nitpicking on a point in an otherwise excellent article, over on HTH, on why there are four gospel accounts or histories about Jesus:

Why have four accounts of the same life? These books are portraits that present four different poses as one unique personality.


"Pose" strikes me as inappropriate here, even given some poetic license. Maybe Wes (my RSS feed said he was the poster, though on the site no author is given) is a photographer. That would explain it. (I'm sure I've left him groaning at my nitpicking today.)

I often use the words "angle" or "perspective" for the different approaches of the four gospel authors. Would be poetic justice for someone to find fault with my usage, I suppose.

Wes's point is valid here, of course, and I appreciate him calling attention to the four gospels. We need more thinking on the complementary perspectives of the gospels, rather than clumsy attempts at harmonization.

Let's read each gospel for its unique approach and for its distinctive message, in order to enrich our overall understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ.

#Jesus #gospels #writing
JRandal
 Brazil,  
1. Productive days make a fellow feel good. Does God love me more because of it? Nah, but he plans and performs his will. So we can consider the good feeling as God-given.

2. Doing the poem a day in April again. This time, for the children. Ought to be fun.

3. Thought I'd try a different blogware other than WP. Was a case of doing better by sticking with what you know. Deleted it, installed WP.

4. Some see in every problem an opportunity. Others see in every opportunity a problem.

5. Being a great writer doesn't mean he'll get noticed. Some mediocre or bad writers are best sellers. Way of the world.

6. In the movie "The Martian," one of the astronaut's greatest challenges to staying alive was food. So when Jesus says, "Don't worry about what you're going to eat" (see Matthew 6), he takes on real issues.

7. God's wisdom, personified, says, "His whole world filled me with joy. I took delight in all human beings" Proverbs 8.31 NIrV.

#Proverbs #movies #God #Jesus #7points
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Daily Christian QuotesDaily Christian Quotes wrote the following post Sun, 13 Dec 2015 04:37:34 +0000
Francis Frangipane
#^Francis Frangipane

Most of us are more comfortable celebrating what Jesus has done than accepting who He desires to be to us. We sing of His victories and teach of His mercies, yet rarely do we quiet our hearts and surrender to His Presence. We want Him near enough to protect us, but not so close that we are conscious of His Presence.

#quotes #Jesus #presence
JRandal
 Brazil,  
#^Two Types of People | The Fellowship Room
Steve Preston wrote:
Did you know that there are three types of people in this world: those that are good at math and those that are not? Clearly this is intended to be humorous yet often times we can group people in two groups. Usually it will depend on the subject being talked about. For instance, in religion there are two types of people; those that are for Jesus and those that are against Him.

#decision #discipleship #Jesus