Sliced from an article I've been working on - a somewhat off topic sentiment - yet grounds, perhaps for another article.
One of the many perks of being over 60 and having been a Christian for over 45 years is the tacit, universal (in cheek), carte blance permission to speak very openly, however bluntly [some might call it eccentricity] on many topics. From this perspective of experience, I would say I have a great deal of trouble understanding how any believer can expect to regularly
Updated Apr 6th 2013 at 01:03 PM by IMINXTC
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40)
If Matthew 12:40 literally means three days and three nights then the crucifixion cannot be on Friday. Some say rather than a literal three days it is an old idiom referring to the two days prior to the day being spoken of. We have found nothing to substantiate this view. The Friday crucifixion is the most widely
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