O LORD, my God and Savior -
Mockery was a great ingredient to your woes.
Judas mocked You in the Garden;
the chief priests and scribes laughed you to scorn;
Herod set you at nought;
the servants and the soldiers jeered and harassed you with brutal insults;
Pilate and his guards ridiculed Your royalty, even though it was truth;
and on Your cross—where you bled through your hands, your feet, your brow—all sorts of horrid jests and hideous taunts
It’s hard to believe one can be hated for who we are … And what we do. If we look at history and even today … how people hate certain groups and races of people to a point they were prepared to exterminate them. If we are hated because of the life Jesus has given us within … Hard and unbelievable as it is we should rejoice … Those that hate .. point out our weaknesses and failings and become very angry with who we are … and what we do …. Then we have to be careful and remember
Updated Apr 15th 2013 at 05:15 PM by Amencorner
I just posted this onto Facebook after this hit me...
A thought hit me about three minutes ago.
ForGAVE compared to ForGIVE.
If I forGAVE a person, then why do I have to forgive them again? Since I forGAVE them, if an offense remains or happens again, it is not a matter of forGIVING them over and over. This means NOTHING is being accomplished in helping them or helping to solve the problem(s).
Since you forGAVE them... help them instead! Each
I feel that I'm am being led by God to do research on various belief systems that are labeled as Christian.
This is not necessarily to condone those belief systems.
For a while, I've been disproportionately concentrating on doing research on Calvinism and Arminianism.
I'm in the process of doing research on Lapsarian Views within Calvinism.
More recently, I've started doing research on the Jehovah's Witness religion.
When you pray for others, don’t forget to reflect on the answering of prayers as God has done work in the person’s life that you are praying for. This is when you do prayers of Thanksgiving. Even when the person you are praying for still has problems and these problems still perturb you, there is progress from WHERE they used to be.
So for what God has already accomplished in them, THANK HIM as you continue to pray for the continuation of His work. You see, when we are praying for