The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost signaled the transition the disciples needed to undergo as they were about to immerse themselves in the preaching of the Gospel, and the birth of the first century Christian Church. It gave them boldness and courage!
On May 31, 1764, at the patio of Santa Cruz Church, Manila, the British transferred the authority over the Philippines to Simon de Anda y Salazar, a Spaniard who protected the Filipino cause, putting an end to British occupation of the Philippine Islands.
Joan of Arc became more famous when she was dead than when she was alive.
Pastorbluejeans Unplugged Weekender deals with important incidents, events, and issues that transpired over the week in light of God’s word.
Part of the problem is people's initial and usual reaction to change. Most of us are uncomfortable when confronted with change. Let us try every available means first and adjust as we go along so no one is left behind. We learn as one!
"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:17, NKJV)
"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath..." (James 1:19, NKJV)
This pandemic that oppresses us will soon come to an end. Instead of taking matters violently, we should wait on God patiently. That does not mean that we could not speak out our anguish and sentiments, it only forbade violence and personally hostile speech.
"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification." (Romans 15:2, NKJV)
Lesson from History: The Second Wave of the 1918 Spanish Flu was Deadlier than Its First and Third Waves Combined.
We really need to exhaust all possible means to avoid the spread of coronavirus until a vaccine is made available. Restricting the movements of people is an effective means to do so. Let us learn from history!