Cheesy pickup lines.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God;s Only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the holy spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the father;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
The Apostles creed. The word Credo in Latin means “I believe”. So the above statement is what I as a follower believe. Of corse I believe it, but if I really believe it and take it seriously I should be able to memorize it!
So many clever film techniques right here!
It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.
Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.
The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of many children playing at the site instead of attending school.
When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.
Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.
Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.
There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.
Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.
Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.
One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.
Its really interesting, I think this psalm connects well with Genesis 1 and psalm 101 as it is talking about creation. The psalmist looks to God and glorifies the way God feeds all the animals. I love verses 27 - 30 as they are very poetic.
My favorite part of this verse however is the start, Praise the Lord, O my soul.
I feel like that is the most beautiful beginning of a psalm as it seems to be in awe and praise of God’s mighty works.
Just watched Purpose. Footage, testimonies, and scripture shared by 33 Christian athletes from the surf, skate, wake, and snow sports. Features Kelly Clark, Bethany Hamilton, Brian Sumner, Damien Hobgood talking about life with Jesus. EPIC!!!!! So inspired. You can watch it online here.
"People don’t care what you know until they know that you care."
It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
2 proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
4 For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
5 How great are your works, Lord,
how profound your thoughts!
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[a] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[b] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
I want to cry but I have no energy to cry. Today was a really hard day. Nothing went right. Everything is hard. I hate this. I just want to be far away. Perth won’t fix everything but it will give me fresh perspective and right now, that is exactly what I need.
In John 8:31, Jesus is talking to the disciples and says “if you hold to my teaching you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and, the truth will set you free”.
I just want to focus on the “Truth part”. Jesus is talking about the truth about salvation. It is connected to verse 36 later in chapter 8 that says “So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. The “truth can also be found in John 14. On of the disciples, Thomas, who is known for his doubting relationship, asks “so how can we know the way” and Jesus replies in verse 6 ” I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”.
This all happens just before Jesus dies on the cross. At this point I am sure Thomas would really be doubting these words. However when they saw the resurrected body of Jesus that spoke and moved and even ate fish, most of the disciples believed it was Jesus. Jesus rose, from death to life, after being on the cross and dying and being buried in a tomb. Dying on the cross to take our sins. Thomas, stated to the others “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my fingers where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe”. The really amazing thing is that Thomas did get to do this, Jesus appeared and in John 20:27 Jesus says “Put your finger here; se my hands reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting”.
Sometimes I am a bit like thomas, I doubt the truth of salvation. Jesus came as an atoning sacrifice. Through him, trusting him, the truth will set us free. Of corse its reasonable at times to doubt, but just as Jesus says to Thomas, “stop doubting” sometimes we need to step back re look at what is making us doubt and pray.
"I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free."