"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)
In the Gospels' account of Jesus' resurrection, it says that he appeared to Mary Magdalene early in the morning (Mk. 16:9-10), to his disciples and to the other women also early in the morning. All these appearances happened on the day of his resurrection. There is no record of the Risen Christ meeting his mother Mary first.
“No one took his life from him; he gave it up in a voluntary, unique act.” Jesus is the willing sacrifice!
The Cleansing of the Temple displays God's judgment on those who had drifted away from the real purpose of the rituals inside the Temple. Jesus used the lesson of the cursing of the fig tree as an opportunity to build his disciples' faith and encourage them to pray.
We can make 2 Chronicles 7:14 our prayer then do what it says, for by doing so we may be able to rise above the challenges brought about by natural calamities and whatever difficulties we may face in life.
David’s action first and foremost, was in recognition of God’s anointing for Saul as king over Israel. He was still at the helm of the kingdom despite the fact that God has rejected him already.
Before the coming of the Spaniards, Filipinos kept their little idols called Larauan in memory of their departed ancestors.
The Magi visited Jesus when he was a “child” in his “house” not in a manger and certainly, the magi were not kings.
Week Five: Responding to Jesus and His works This week’s reflection focuses on our response to the presence of Jesus and his works found in Luke 17:11-19:27 NASB. Luke reminds his readers that Jesus “was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee” (Luke 17:11 NASB). In fact this is the final episode in the travelogue. The next passages talk about Jesus teaching in the Temple inside Jerusalem (Luke 19:45-21:38 NASB).
Week Four: Lost in His Own Home The older brother’s character shows that one does not have to leave his home in order to be lost or be called a prodigal son. A person can be estranged from God even if he is always inside the church. However, everyone is invited to return to God and repent, both the sinners and the clean ones.
Week Three: Contentment and Vigilance "God did not promise us exemption from problems, affliction and trials. It is imperative that we go through these things here on earth as followers of Christ."
Week Two: No Amount of Proof is Sufficient for those Who Choose Not to Believe