My parents take great pleasure in looking at photographs taken at my infancy. I think those old pictures remind them of lovely memories attached to the early days of my life. Just imagine, I never reached maturity but remained a baby for the past 32 years or suddenly stopped growing. Do you think my parents will feel the same?
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Although the visit of the Magi took place at least 2 years after Jesus’ birth it isn’t wrong to preach a Christmas sermon based on the incident , because still the narrative is about Jesus’ birth. In it Matthew introduce us to 3 kinds of people and how each one of them responded to the news about the messianic birth. Each response reveals to us the kind of person they were.
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Although you can present one thousand one reasons to your pastor why the church needs a website the cost factor can make convincing him next to impossible. You can always ask his 16 year old to put together a website using some WYSIWYG editor but chances are high the out put will be far less than your expectations. Besides a cheap looking website is worse than no website at all. If you need a professional looking website you need a professional designer to finish the job.
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Last year in this blog I discussed the theological aspects of tithing (read them here and here if you missed). As those discussions went viral a small number of visitors expressed their feedback in favor of the practice while others charged me with falsehood. Nevertheless, the truth must be taught and defended at all costs. So here I am opening the can of worms again. By the way this article is intended for those who are in favor of tithing. If you are not in favor please leave without flooding my comment section with foolish arguments.
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Like any other account in the Bible this story also must be interpreted in its own context in order to understand the author’s original intentions. The story unfolds followed by a messianic uproar, (John 6:15). In response Jesus immediately sent his disciples away while he dismissed the crowd and went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.
Why did Jesus evade such a good opportunity? Being the king of Jews sure sounds impressive. That was not his mission however. God’s plan for him was to suffer and die so that we shall be saved. Likewise God has a plan for each one of us. He wants us to stick to the plan before he can bless us. This chapter teaches us three important principles about honoring the divine plan.
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