Publisher: David Trumbauer
Gadget Name: Faith Lecanto
About This Gadget:
How often is applying a story or message found in the Bible to today's world left you with question or uncertain of your interpretation. Would it be helpful to compare the story to a current event or happening. The place to gain that perspective is at Church. If you are away from your Church home or need a quick place to stop by for a few moments to get back in touch. Why not here? Why not Now?
Acts 8:36 And as they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said "See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
In today's words "Why Not Now?"
In the story Philip had gone down the road from Jerusalem to Gaza. What powerful imagery that is. The road from Jerusalem to Gaza was and still is probably the one of the most critical. It symbolizes all the tensions and conflicts still in our world today. This road is among the most needed but also is among the most difficult to travel. Today this road may still hold the future of the world. This road symbolizes the path to peace in our world today. Luke says it is a "Desert Road". Unfortunately is still is, and it is still hard to travel. But is the path to reconciliation, to justice, and to peace.
There on that road, Philip met the Ethiopian. In many ways this encounter between Philip and the Ethiopian symbolizes our world today. Boundaries are blurring, cultures are clashing. The Ethiopian was obviously a powerful man, intelligent, and Treasurer of Queen of Ethiopia. He had come to Jerusalem to worship, seeking peace of soul. He was spiritually confused. He had no knowledge of Jesus. He had been reading the Old Testament but without understanding it.
This to represents a large number of people in our world today. He may represent most of the people that you and I meet daily. Good people, nice people, but lacking faith, needing answers, but asking "Why not Now?"
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|LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU||Published: 21/05/09|
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John 15:12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
Some think that among the most important books of the bible, the Book of leviticus ranks at the top. Leviticus is largely a book of laws, instructions on how to be in covenant. Here we find how to be truly faithful to God an how to love God. When you study the Book of Leviticus, You will find that it has much to do with mercy and compassion. It is in this Scripture we find that well known passage - "Love your neighbor as yourself".
On the night before the crucifixion, Jesus was asked many qustions. The last question was "What is the greatest Commandment? That answer was "Love the Lord Your God", and "Love your neighbor as self"
Jesus' love for you and for me led Him to the cross. He reached out in love to work MY salvation and YOURS. It cost Him His life, but willingly He gave Himself.
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