Thursday, March 26, 2009


John 8

"Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

Grace is good.
However, a response is required.

To God be the glory

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


John 9

"Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains."

Since those whom were not of a Jewish descent, hence Gentiles, were not bound by the law, were they qualify as blind?

To God be the Glory

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Unbelief

John 10

Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"

"We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."

It is really strange for people claiming to believe in the coming of the Christ and yet not believe Jesus is from God.
I would think if people do know the scriptures, they would recognize the miracles, and even Jesus himself mentioned it.

"Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father." Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp. "

I guess when people are so steep in sin, they will believe what they want to believe, and not see the truth.

The Feast of Dedication also called "Feast of the Maccabees" was a Jewish festival observed for eight days from the 25th of Kislev (i.e. month of December). It was instituted by Judas Maccabeus, his brothers, and the elders of the congregation of Israel, in the year 165 B.C. in commemoration of the reconsecration of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, and especially of the altar of burnt offering, after they had been desecrated in the persecution under Antiochus Epiphanes (168 BC). The distinguishing features of the festival were the illumination of houses and synagogues, a custom probably taken over from the Feast of Tabernacles, and the recitation of Psalm 30:1-12 HE.[2] J. Wellhausen suggests that the feast was originally connected with the winter solstice, and only afterwards with the events narrated in Maccabees.

To God be the Glory

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Gate

John 10

"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber."

Which gate are we entering?
How do we know which is the right gate?
If someone is a "thief" or a "robber" would we recognize him/her?
When is it too late?

"I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd."

It is safe to say that the other sheep would be the Gentiles.
The BIG picture here is: " flock and one shepherd."
So why are there so many denominations?
Is one "Church" bigger than the other make it the "true" church?

To God be the Glory

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scattered Children of God

John 11

"He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. So from that day on they plotted to take his life."

Well, I am not of any Jewish descent nor am I a convert. So I would safely say that I am a "scattered children of God."

What does that mean?
I know I was reached out to and was found.
What about those whose parents are already a "Christian?" They were "born" into the Church?
Are they "scattered" children? I guess they would be the parents' responsibility or would it still be their own responsibility? Infant baptism? Against their will? Not knowing?
Just a thought.

To God be the Glory.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


John 11

But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days."

Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

Do we and are there miracles today?
What does believe mean?
How do you believe?
What is the result or is there an immediate result or enlightment?
Or is it like Moses at the top of the mountain? Just sit and wait, maybe break out some cards and play some rummy?

To God be the Glory

Monday, March 9, 2009

Die to live

John 1

"When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."

Glory through death.
As in we have to die to ourselves in order for God to be Glorified.

To God be the glory.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


John 12

"Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."

Even Jesus was troubled. As much as he is all knowing, and all powerful, he is distressed.

How is someone "distressed?"

It is when something that is incorrect, or does not fit, and there is no way, in any power, to rectify or correct it to your liking.