Almighty God, you wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully restored the dignity of human nature. In your mercy, let us share our humanity, and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
READING… LEARNING… LIVING… LOVING…
Let us not EVER forget the birth, life, death, and resurrection… and I mean EVER… of Jesus Christ our Lord…
There is an unique, in-describable feeling I get just mentioning this name…
Question: You know what is also AWESOME???
Answer: Colossians 3:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.[c] 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Before I decided to share this with you…
My Pastors husband told me to be good…
I AM GOOD…THANK YOU!!!
Question: Is sharing the Holy Gospel written in Luke being GOOD???
Luke 2:25-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;[a] this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.[b] 27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon[c] came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon[d] took him in his arms and praised God, saying,
29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant[e] in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”
33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[f] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
36 There was also a prophet, Anna[g] the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child[h] to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
The Return to Nazareth
39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.
Question: Who was Phanuel???
Question: Who/What was the tribe of Asher???
Question: What is meant by Anna living with her husband for seven years AFTER her marriage???
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have the answers…
*Please visit this post during your week… I WILL BE UPDATING IT…*
Yesterday was Christmas… I drove to the outskirts of Philly to see my nephew for the first time…
IT WAS COOL…
This week, I am taking off from making “new” PowerPoint slides, videos, and working out… CRAZY HUH??? (That New Star Wars movie is calling me)
I am still reading…
Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness
3 Know this: God is God, and God, God.
He made us; we didn’t make him.
We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.
4 Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
Thank him. Worship him.
5 For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.