Daily Bible Verse
Romans 8:35 (peshitta)
What shall separate me from the love of Christ? Tribulation or imprisonment or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
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New Social Website Links And New Notifications
ChristianBlog Account+
published . 1 min read
Greetings ChristianBloggers, Today, February 05, 2017, we have introduced the ability to link three social websites to your profile. These social websites include, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, the three most popular social websites in the world. The ability to link other social websites is available for all who are financially supporting bloggers. You can access the ability to add these social websites to your profile by navigating to: Account -> Link Social Websites (under the 'Paid Membership' section) Once you have added any/all of your social accounts from these other website a new button will show up on your profile page that will display the associated social website. You can see the profile of @abelajohnb to see how they look. It is important to note that this new...
The great iphone incident
K Reynolds+
published . 2 min read
I didn't notice it until later this afternoon when I was talking to my mom on my landline. When she mentioned a recent picture of my grandson, I pulled out my phone, pulled up the picture, gazed at it admiringly (I happen to have a very handsome 4 month old grandson) and set my phone face down on the desk. A couple of moments later, I happened to look at it and gasped. There was a suspicious-looking line near the upper left-hand corner. Was that... was that a crack? Further inspection revealed the truth. There was a crack in my phone case. It was then that I recalled an incident that happened earlier that morning. It was an incident so trivial that I had forgotten it until I noticed the small crack on the back of my phone case. I had dropped my phone onto the concrete floor in the...
Save a life or destroy it
K Reynolds+
published . 2 min read
Then he turned to his critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But they wouldn’t answer him. Mark 3:4 (NLT) Jesus asked this question of his his enemies in the synagogue when he saw a man there who had a deformed hand. "Is this a day to save life or destroy it?" They refused to answer the question. Perhaps this may surprise us a bit as they generally seemed to be very vocal about their opinion but when you think about it, what could they say? In their heart of hearts they knew the right answer. The Sabbath, as well as any other day, was a day to save life, not destroy it. The Sabbath was more than a day of rest. It was a blessed day, a holy day, from the very...
The sacrifice of surrendered sonship
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
Genesis 22 continued – verse 11ff In these verses we reach the pinnacle of the narrative as we discover that Abraham is correct in that the Lord will provide. But I wonder even if Abraham envisaged the manner in which God would achieve this. Many commentaries speak of Abraham having a believe that God would raise Isaac back to life. But we are not told of Abrahams thinking as the writer wishes us to sense the isolation of Abraham’s thoughts. Again in verse 11 we catch a glimpse of the intimacy that Abraham had developed with God. There is sometimes much made of the angel of God as the voice that called out but I do not believe we can read anything into this, for the writer is seen to have belonged to the Elohim tradition which saw angels as Gods...
The road is out there somewhere!
John B. Abela+
published . 1 min read
Sometimes it can be hard to see where the road is. You are driving down the road and it starts to rain - not just any rain, but really really raining kind of rain. The kind of rain where all you want to do is get off the road and stop. Unfortunately, you know that there are about a bazillion other people on the road, and they are either going to keep going as fast as they were - probably the case - or stop right in the middle of the road - which will probably result in the person behind them not slowing down crashing into the back of them. But which decision do you make? Do you slow down just a little bit, do you make a complete stop and hope everybody else does too, or do you just keep moving forward and hope beyond hope that nobody in front of you has stopped in the middle of the road....
The direction of duty from genesis 22
John Knox+
published . 2 min read
Continuing our study from Genesis 22 As we come to the apex of this ancient narrative we begin to realize the majestic manner in which the writer has lead us in this tension stretched story. We realize that we have encountered deep torturous thoughts on behalf of the two sojourners. We have been held in suspense as we have journeyed with Abraham and Isaac following the voice of God to walk out an outrages task. We have witnessed the perfecting of father and sons obedience of faith. The obedience is not so much in the sacrifice, but more so I believe in Abraham’s willingness to accept a revelation when it seemed to contradict Gods promises to him. Hence we arrive at verse nine to eleven. We are not told how Abraham knew that this was the place to build the alter, but we are...
Knowing where you are going
John B. Abela+
published . 1 min read
Ever been lost? Every look down and wonder if you are going in the right direction? Ever have that moment when you just stop and have a feeling the direction you are going is not the direction you should be going? Ever have that instinctive feeling that something you have planned for later in the day, you should probably skip going too? I am sure most of us know the Bible verse: Not by power nor by might, but by my Spirit Zechariah 4:6 (Peshitta) I am sure that most of us, when we see and read that verse, think about being strong in the Lord. But lately I have been wondering if that is just the first layer of that verse. What if, if we are allowed to peel away a layer, to go a bit deeper, we start to think about how this verse is talking about trusting the Spirit. While we should have...