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Holy Scripture Reading, Acts 3: 19, NASB.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

NAS Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
March 27
Acts 3:19
19 “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
Read Acts 3

Holy Scripture Reading, Daniel 9: 9, ESV.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

ESV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
March 26
Daniel 9:9
9 “To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him.”
Read Daniel 9

Notes From A Journey Through A Divided People – Jewish Press

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/notes-from-a-journey-through-a-divided-people/2017/03/24/

This is seen from both a Conservative Jew and Jewish aspect and a Liberal Jew and Jewish aspect, seeking to work together.

Kierkegaard, logic and being…

“Put me in a system and you negate me. I am not a mathematical symbol. I am.” (Kierkegaard) This appeal from abstraction to experience is certainly rather Biblical! Man is much more than just logic, but he still needs a God-filled logic which itself still needs man at the centre of the idea of being, which of course comes from God and His creation! And this is where modern science fails badly. (Fr. R., from one of my old philosophical quip’s).

Holy Scripture Reading, Matthew 6: 14-15, ESV.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

ESV Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
March 25
Matthew 6:14-15
14 “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Read Matthew 6

*Surely forgiveness is the very essence of the nature of Christianity, but that does NOT mean the Christian accepts evil itself!  Note the Lord’s Prayer: “deliver us from evil” (Matt. 6: 13).

Jersusalem Connetion: The Future of Christianity

The future of Christianity

A prominent Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” Canon Andrew White said: “Christianity in Iraq, the region from which the faith originated, is ‘over.’…”time has come where it is over, no Christians will be left. Some say Christians should stay to maintain the historical presence, but it has become very difficult. The future for the community is very limited.”… “If there is anything I can tell Americans it is that your fellow brothers and sisters are suffering, they are desperate for help,” he continued. “And it is not just a matter of praying for peace. They need a lot — food, resources, clothes, everything. They need everything.”… “There cannot be peace [in Iraq] without provision … when people don’t have what they need it’s very difficult to make real or lasting peace.”… “So despite the terrible persecution of much of the Church today in Iraq and the Middle East, the wonderful news is that G-d is not dead. He is alive and doing the greatest things ever. Resurrections, healing and angels are part of daily life. We in the western world just do not “know of the real majesty, glory and presence of Jesus. STRANGELY IT WAS IN PERSECUTION WE SAW THE GREATEST GLORY.”

God says: “The time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them.”…“ For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”… “And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number.” (John 16:2-4; Matthew 24:21-22; Revelation 9:15-16)

The Jerusalem Connection says: I have known Canon White for several years, and have been a great admirer of his unique ministry, As a matter of fact when I was in Jerusalem last year I took part in a Passover Seder. I was fortunate to find the hidden Afikomen, for which Canon White gave me what was a “key to Jerusalem” Be that as it may, what he is saying about Christianity in Iraq is a Biblical preview of coming attractions. As the saying goes, “coming events cast their shadows.” But while the persecution of Christian and Jew will be unprecedented, as Canon White said about Iraq so will it be for the world, “to know of the real majesty, glory and presence of Jesus. STRANGELY IT WAS IN PERSECUTION WE SAW THE GREATEST GLORY.”

Holy Scripture Reading, Joel 2: 12-13, NASB.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

NAS Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day
March 24
Joel 2:12-13
12 “Yet even now,” declares the LORD , “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; 13 And rend your heart and not your garments.” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.”
Read Joel 2