A message of hope for those who suffer. On Psalm 69 . By Fabian Massa.


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

Psalm 69 . About Sosannim ( Lilies ) .

1 Save me , O God,
that the waters have come up to my neck .
2 I sink in the miry depths ,
and I have no where to put your feet .
I’m in the deep waters ,
and drags me along.
3 I am weary of asking for help ;
I have dry throat.
My eyes fail ,
waiting for my God .
4 more than the hairs of my head
are those who hate me without cause ;
many enemies are free
who seek to destroy it .
How can I return what I did not steal ?

The psalmist cries out to God in intense prayer , prey to unspeakable anguish also expresses an air of complaint ( 3 I am weary of asking for help , I have dry throat. My eyes fail, looking for my God . ) The psalmist expresses the sadness of being convicted and is innocent . ( More than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause ; … who seek to destroy . How can I give back what I have stolen? )

Reflection. How to grow the Church, according to the Bible.


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

In chapter 2 of the book of Acts tells the fullness of the Holy Spirit on the early church at Pentecost . From how much there is to write and meditate on this opportunity just want to refer to a single aspect (which perhaps is one that is not touched almost never) : The type of preaching that gave Pedro.

The sermon of the apostle was decidedly confrontational and exhortation :
36 . » Know, then , certainly all the house of Israel that God has made Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified . «

REFLECTION. The steward, on Luke 12. By Fabian Massa


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

And the Lord :

 

– Then is the faithful and wise steward , whom his master will put in charge of the servants to repartirles food in due time? 43 Blessed is that servant whose master , returning , finds him doing his duty . 44 I tell you what will set him over all his possessions. 45 Butwhat if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delaying his return » , and then begins to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink and get drunk ! 46 The lord of that servant will come on a day when the servant least expect and when least expected . Then punish him severely and will impose the sentence received by unbelievers.

Luke 12.42 – 46 , NIV .

Who is the » faithful butler «?

Just anyone who has understood that has been redeemed by Christ , who is now his servant , and has received the primary mission of a priest of his house ( Revelation 1.6) . This call is for everyone, because the function of the male head is pastoring his family. Among the functions of the steward is to » serve the food (the Word of God ) in due time to his servants.»

Reflection. Holiness as the Pharisees . By Fabian Massa


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

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Pharisees. Movie The Passion of Mel Gibson.
15 happened that as Jesus sat at meat in his house , many tax collectors and sinners were * sat down with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him . 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw who ate, they asked his disciples :
– And he eat with tax collectors and sinners ?
17 Listening to them , Jesus replied :
– Not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick. And I have not come to call the righteous but sinners .
Mark 2.15 – 17 NIV
 
 
Levi was in his position taxing the seashore when Jesus passed by, they saw him and called him simply saying «follow me» (Mark 2:14).

The difference between «Power» and «The Presence» of God. About a sermon by Pastor Claudio Freidzon.


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Pastors Claudio and Betty Freidzon, King of Kings Church of Belgrano – Buenos Aires, Argentina. http://claudiofreidzon.org/

This post is based on the message of Pastor Claudio Freidzon on Saturday July 20, 2013.

A. Introduction
Pastor Claudio began his speech by referring to Friendship Day, since it was always highly valued friendship and the Bible talks about its importance. The pastor chose the following passage:
At any time friend loves to help the brother born for adversity. Proverbs 17.17 NIV.
This text expresses an ideal, a perfect friend who will never fail us nor forsake us. Thing is humanly impossible. But Jesus came to fulfill this Word, He is faithful and true friend:
  • Jesus reveals to us the whole Word of God (John 15:15)
  • Jesus gives us life because He is the Life (John 14:6)
  • Jesus gave us the greatest proof of love possible, giving His life for ours (John 15:13)
  • Jesus gave his promise to be with us always (Matthew 28:20)

The Bible in Postmodernism.


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

The truth of Scripture is always current.

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All the problems of postmodernism was anticipated in the Word, hence the title contention: Scripture is always current.

The term postmodernism is generally designated a large number of art movements, cultural, literary and philosophical since 1970 until today.
One of the characteristics is that they are anti postmodernists – dualistic. They assert that Western philosophy created dualisms (black against white, West against East, male versus female, capitalism vs. communism) and that this way of thinking excluded certain perspectives or viewpoints.
This «open» position makes the Word of God sound «hard» in his ears, as the Scripture raises ethical and moral principles in absolute terms rather than relative:
• Good – Bad
• Men – Women
• Straight – Gay
• Disciples of Christ – Religion
• Holiness – Sin
• Kingdom of Light – Kingdom of Darkness

What is Worship and why we meet every Sunday?


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ImagenBy Adrian Pablos [1].
Brothers, most of us come from an upbringing and Catholic customs, where the relationship with God is based on orders and personal sacrifice, but this really is more than distant compared to a real relationship with the Creator and living in Holiness . We were taught to change the Lord «tit for tat» ….

STUDY. Altars.


Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

What is an altar? Let’s see what the dictionary defines as:
Altar (religion)
(From lat. Altar of altus, high.) M. Monument in which the victim is sacrificed and offered sacrifice. A stone ALTAR.
PLATFORM
 Horizontal board, discovered and raised on the floor where people or things are placed.
PULPIT
(From lat. Pulpitum.) M. Platform small elevated ledge and sounding board, there are in churches to preach from it and do other religious exercises.
An altar is a raised platform, where it develops an act of sacrifice.
The scenario of a recital is a raised platform where it develops a musical.
In mid-August 2006 was on TV promoting a concert by Colombian singer Shakira. In one of the advances of the commercial, I could see a sculpture of about 3.5 to 4 meters high in a king cobra in attack as part of the stage, just behind the singer.

Noah, Jesus and the End Times.


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Noah’s Ark, Philadelfia Art Museum, USA Edward Hicks, 1846

Chapter XXIV of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus gives the disciples a message announcing the end times. Importantly, from verse three, the message was for the disciples and not for other people.

This time, I want to focus on some fundamental concepts:

1.  The revelation of prophecy is for believers: Jesus is addressing his disciples and not the people. Throughout the N.T. the vast majority of messages are given to discipleship. The prophecies are for believers, because in order to receive need to have faith in the Word of God.

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