Bilaal ibn Rabaah (ra) "The Rock of Fortitude" Session 11 The Messengers were given 7 guards, the final Messenger ﷺ was give 14. ﷺ ﷺ Alee (ra) names the 14, himself, Hassan, Hussein, Jaffar, Hamza, Abu Bakr, Umar, Musab, Bilal, Salman, Ammar, Abdullah ibn Masood, Abu Dar & Mikdad (ra).
At Christmas time we'll be celebrating our Lord Jesus coming to this earth, to eventually die for our sins. And pictures of Him gently lying in a manger, meek and mild will be on display for all to see! But today on a Daily Walk we'll see a different side of our Lord. We're told in Revelation fourteen He's coming again to judge this earth. Pastor John Randall will point out that it's important that we embrace all the divine attributes of God, and that includes His justice. There's actually great comfort and hope to be found as we learn about the justice of God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1368/29
Messengers find the chief judge dead at the judgment seat—They are imprisoned and later released—By inspiration Nephi identifies Seantum as the murderer—Nephi is accepted by some as a prophet. About 23–21 B.C. The post Helaman 9 appeared first on Sacred Text Daily.
Series: All: All Authority, All Nations, All AllegianceScripture: Matthew 7:13-20 (Main)Title: What's the Bottom Line of the SOTM? (Darien Gabriel)Bottom line: The bottom line of the SOTM is that you have a choice to believe it or not. There is no middle ground.Q. What do I want you to know? A. The bottom line of the sermon on the mount (SOTM)—which is that you have a choice which way you will go—the narrow or broad way.Q. Why? A. Because to not decide is to decide and choose death and destruction.Q. What do I want you to do? A. Enter through the narrow gate embracing the SOTM as your way to follow JesusQ. Why? A. Because it leads to life—abundant and eternalDiscussion questions for group and personal study. 1. How can you know if you are walking on the wide path or the narrow path?2. Is the choice between the wide and narrow paths a one-time choice, or will you need to choose between them on multiple occasions? Why?3. Is the path to eternal life narrow because of God's design or man's choices?4. Read all of Psalm 73. How does the psalmist's realization help us choose the narrow path when it is the more difficult one?5. True teachers and false teachers will both appeal to Scripture. So how can the church know which teachings are true and which are false?6. Why are false teachings so convincing at times?7. What false teachings are popular today that the church needs to be aware of?8. What are steps the church can take to protect itself against false teachers and false teaching?9. Is it possible for someone to teach something incorrect but not be a false teacher? Why or why not?10. If not everyone who says they know Jesus is in fact known by Jesus, how can you know for certain that [esus knows you? How can the church help make sure each person genuinely knows Jesus as their Lord?Final Questions (optional or in place of above)What is God saying to you right now? What are you going to do about it?Find our sermons, podcasts, discussion questions and notes at https://www.gracetoday.net/podcastIntroThe Forgotten Way—do you remember?Discerning which road to takeDiscerning False Preachers/TeachersFleshing out the SOTM = the narrow way (aka The Forgotten Way, devotional by Ted Dekker)This is the beginning of the end of the sermon on the mount (SOTM). Jesus moves from kingdom character as outlined in the beatitudes (“beautiful attitudes”, Hughes) to two metaphors of salt and light to illustrate how to live as kingdom citizens. He followed this with how to live a righteous life greater than the religious leaders. Then he gave many examples of what this looks like in the raising the bar to the spirit of the law. Then he gives specific instructions on giving, praying, fasting, materialism, worry, wrongly judging others, and prayer. He caps this off with the golden rule.His lengthy conclusion is in effect this: Of all the things I could have said, that's what I'm saying to you as God in the flesh. Now, what are you going to do about it? Discerning which road to takeIn sum, the SOTM “is about getting on the right road and staying on it.” -HughesI. The road to destruction (7:13) Easy traveling: Picture a large entrance to a city; wide gates, lots of room, easy to travel downTake it all: You don't have to leave anything behind to work your way down this streetNo boundariesApparent freedomCrowded: Most people are hereRoad ends at the edge of the abyss—but the traveler does not!II. The road to life (7:14)Road is narrow (but straight or direct) because truth is specific; it is or is notSalvation is by no other name than Jesus…Acts 4:12I am the way and the truth and the life…John 14:6Our affections are narrow; our love for the Lord >…Our parentsOur childrenOur spouseOurselfWay is hard: Help is neededHard to find: You have to search for it to find it; even then you need helpCount the cost: Jesus is upfront about this road being narrow and difficult; take up your cross…Leave it all: You don't need anythingLeads to life: Life that is eternal is knowing the Son and knowing the Father…John 17:3Few find it: not many traveling on this roadEmbracing the beatitudes (by grace through faith) are finding the gate; walking the beatitudes (by grace through faith) is walking the narrow roadThis is a command; It's no accident that Jesus placed this text at the beginning of the end of the SOTM. He knew some would simply marvel at the message. So Jesus commands us to “Enter through the narrow gate”There is no such thing as everyone gets saved. (Universalism) The Bible teaches that those who choose the narrow way find life. But that most people will not find it because they don't believe it.There is only one way to heaven—“I am the way…” John 14:6“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12“For there is on eGod and one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Tim 2:5Which road are you on today? Discerning False Teachers“CHUCK SWINDOLL TELLS THE STORY about an unforgettable evening when a friend of his ate dog food. Contrary to what we might expect, he was not starving, nor was he being initiated into a fraternity. Rather, it happened at an elegant physician's home near Miami. The dog food was served on delicate little crackers with a wedge of imported cheese, bacon chips, and an olive, topped with a sliver of pimento. Hors d'oeuvres a la Alpo! The deed was not perpetrated by an enemy but by a friend. (With friends like that, who needs enemies!) She had just graduated from a gourmet cooking course and decided she would put her skills to the ultimate test_-and did she ever.After doctoring up those miserable morsels, she placed them on a silver tray.With a sly grin she watched them disappear. Swindoll's friend could not get enough. He kept coming back for more. Evidently the woman's friends were a pretty laid-back group because everyone had a good laugh when she told them what they had been eating. To each their own.That is a perfect illustration of what goes on in another realm-namely, religious deception.” -HughesIII. The character of false teachers (7:15)They will come and are already present around usThey can be distinguished from genuine onesThey “come to you in sheep's clothing” i.e. they look like most other sheepTheir preaching isn't filled with wrong things as much as it lacks truths that matterSays nothing offensiveAvoids dwelling on the crossAvoids talking about sin; some admit they don't even use the wordIs more about self-help than our need for a saviorJesus calls them ravenous wolves—that should sober us to wake up and ask ourselves if we're sitting under this teaching Goal is to devour and destroy the sheep2 Cor 11:13-15: “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.”Therefore, Jesus therefore commands us to “Watch out” or “Be on guard” for false prophets/wolves in sheep's clothing.IV. Testing the Messengers (7:16-20)—Having given us warnings, Jesus tells us what to test (Hughes)Two categories: A. What they teach and B. How they liveA. What they teach:You will recognize them by their fruit (first and last of this section)Recognize = know; full knowledge of what one really is4 doctrinal tests suggested by Kent Hughes:The false prophet avoids preaching on such things as the holiness, righteousness, justice and wrath of God.He doesn't say he doesn't believe these truths; He ignores them or just acknowledges in passingHe emphases God's love without balancing it with God's holiness (justice/wrath)The false prophet avoids preaching on the doctrine of the final judgment. The Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses do this too. They reject the biblical doctrine of hell in favor or lesser punishments.The false prophets fail to emphasize the falleness and depravity of humanity. We are sinners.We cannot save ourselves.The false prophets de-emphasize the substitutionary death and atonement of Christ. They may talk about itThey avoid saying it's vicarious, substitutionary atonement viewFalse prophets talk about God and even Jesus. They don't seem like heretics. They are likable and even pleasant to be around. Churches can even grow under their leadership. But they leave in their wake disciples of unbelief.B. How they live.“Being a true Christian means there has been a radical change in the depth of the person through the grace of God.” -Hughes“There is an awesomely deep connection between what comes out of us and what we are.” -Hughes“False prophets encourage us to try to make ourselves Christians by adding something to our lives instead of becoming something new.” -Hughes“Time will reveal the true nature of the fruit.” -HughesTrue Christ-followers:Display the character of God's kingdom (beatitudes)Poverty of spirit Grief over sinMeekHunger and thirst for righteousnessMercifulPure in heartPeacemakersPersecuted for Jesus' sakeTeach others how to live this narrow way (SOTM)Conclusion“Today whole groups of people are being served things they would never consciously east, for the sliver trays and attractive garnishes have them completely fooled.” -HughesDon't be superficial in evaluating your preachers/teachersDon't be superficial in evaluating your own lives either. Is the fleece you're wearing really yours?LOTR vs GOT article In sum, worldviews are contrasted vividly. David French opines the worldview of GOT isn't “win or die” but “win AND die.” I would say that LOTR seems to be saying “die AND win.” I'm not sure French would say that but it seems like he would.PrayReferences/Bibliography:“Preaching the Word” Commentary, Douglas Sean O'Donnell, Edited by Kent Hughes“Matthew” by RC Sproul“Sermon on the Mount” by Charles Quayle's“The Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Life in a Fallen World” by Sinclair Ferguson Bible.org https://bible.org/seriespage/12-maintaining-peaceful-relationships-matthew-521-26“CSB Christ Chronological,” Holman“Jesus Manifesto” sermon series, by Darien Gabriel: https://youtu.be/x65i2tqFrXk“The Bible Knowledge Commentary” by Walvoord, Zuck (BKC)“The Bible Exposition Commentary” by Warren Wiersbe (BEC)“Exalting Jesus in Matthew” by David Platt (CCE)“Exalting Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount” by Daniel Akin (CCE)Outline Bible, D WillmingtonNIV Study Bible (NIVSB)ESV Study BibleESV Gospel Transformation Bible (GTB)"Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes" by Kenneth E. 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Herod has thrown John the Baptist into prison. Messengers come to him in the prison. They relay to him all that Jesus has been doing. Specifically, they tell him about a funeral procession where Jesus sees the widow who has lost her son. His heart fills with compassion. He tells the young man to get up! The son rises from the dead and goes back with his mother. After hearing this, John asks them to go ask Jesus if He's the Messiah, or if they should expect someone else. The messengers arrive where Jesus is sleeping and ask Him what John wants to know.
The Bahá'í Faith teaches that throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muḥammad. Bahá'u'lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God. Bahá'í's believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh. Mahrooz Madella and Barbara Lachmar help us understand the Bahá'í Faith. Madella was born in Iran to a Bahá'í family and moved to the US when she was twelve. She is a member of the Bahá'í community in Salt Lake County, Utah. Lachmar is a former Roman Catholic who became a B Bahá'í when she was twenty in Omaha Nebraska. She lives in Cache County, Utah. The Bahái Faith official website: https://www.bahai.org/ Baháis of the United States: https://www.bahai.us/ Learn more about our work at https://www.multifaithmatters.org. Support this work: One-time donation: https://multifaithmatters.org/donate Become my patron: https://patron.podbean.com #BahaiFaith #Bahai #Baha'u'llah
We'll meet you in Revelation chapter fourteen today and encounter three angels with powerful messages. One will speak of salvation, and another damnation for those who have rejected Christ. In the end times a lot of people will be duped by the antichrist and his cohort the false prophet, and today we'll begin to see the consequences for doing so. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1368/29
If you desire to OWN your voice and move ahead in creating the desires of your heart, you must do THIS and here's how… Today I share 11 powerful keys to OWNING your voice, and transformation. This morning I did a FB LIVE, and brought on 3 special guests to join me as we talked about HOW TO OWN YOUR VOICE. Are you willing and ready to own your voice? Here's the TRUTH that was revealed… 1. Speak with your OWN voice. Speak YOUR truth. 2. Remember that you also have a voice within you. Listen to it. Listen to your heart. Speak from there. If you do, you'll speak UP. If you don't, you'll speak DOWN. We speak UP from your heart. We speak down from our head. No matter what, know that you're NOT alone. 3. Open up and share…even when you feel the fear. Once you speak up, fear will not. The more you express yourself, it's simple and easy. 4. You no longer need to look for what's already there. Simply recognize it. OWN IT. Express it. 5. Your ownership makes you WORTH IT. TRUTH is valuable. So are YOU. 6. Believe it. The more you speak it, the more you'll believe it. 7. Pay attention to love and truth. When we pay attention to LOVE, the truth comes. Allow your truth to speak, and express herself. We're all Messengers…really. 8. Take the next step. It's simple. And when you get scared, STOP for a moment. Recognize truth. Speak it. AND…take another step. 9. Move ahead. Take another step. Keep going. Moving forward isn't the same as moving ahead. 10. Show up afraid. Keep doing it. When you do, what you need will be there. AND… What you desire, you will create. 11. MOVEMENT. Join in the MOVEMENT. When we MOVE, like the waves, we're heard. Naturally. WITH EASE. Turn your SCARED into SACRED. You CAN do it. Are you doing it? Are you moving and flowing in it? Please grab your SACRED S.O.L. D.A.T.E. JOURNAL (Daily Action To Engage yourself.) TODAY'S SACRED S.O.L. STEP: Go through your List of Eleven…and make a commitment today to OWN YOUR VOICE. Write, “I OWN MY VOICE.” Take a step ahead TODAY. Join the MOVEMENT. Thanks for tuning in today, and every day...and allowing me to SIP ON LIFE with you. If you've been feeling like you're stuck, overwhelmed, or perhaps you still feel like you're drowning in your life, please don't hesitate to reach out. YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Request a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well — The Best-Selling 12 Engagements Of Becoming The Great Lover Of Your Life (all you'll pay for is shipping.) www.dateyourselfwell.com If you've received value from the podcast, please let me know. I'd LOVE to hear from you — please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org AND PLEASE TELL YOUR BESTIES AND INVITE THEM TO SIP ON LIFE WITH US. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @doctorshannon! See you there... Come over to the WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE S.O.L. MOVEMENT Closed FB Group and Join the MOVEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WSOLMovement/ By the way, if you haven't already listened/downloaded my rap song (EPISODE 291), you can also listen to it here: letsnottalkaboutex.com, and cast your vote for your favorite version. Visit WomenSippingOnLife.com for more free resources, including my CHECKLIST FOR CHANGE, Engagement Checklist + Evaluation Rating, Six Sacred S.O.L. DATE Secrets…and a FREE copy of my best-selling book, Date Yourself Well. You can also check out my Dr. Shannon Facebook Pagefor more daily S.O.L. TRAINING. I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Please invite your best girlfriends to come and join our S.O.L. PARTY. xo Dr. Shannon. Inspiring minds that want to grow and hearts that want to know, so you can love you, your life, and your life's work well. ONE SIP AT A TIME. A special thanks to the following souls for helping me launch our WOMEN SIPPING ON LIFE podcast… Intro/Outro done by UNI V. SOL Outro music by Jay Man: Mind Over Matter (www.ourmusicbox.com) Podcast cover design and web site done by: Pablo Aguilar (www.webdesigncreator.com) Podcast cover photo by Kate Montague of KM Captured (www.kmcaptured.com)
It is impossible to obey God unless we know His voice. Often, God will choose to use people to deliver His message – even people we don't necessarily click with. Honor God by respecting His chosen vessel and do not let the noise of the world drown out the voice of God.
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 38 Psalm 38 (Listen) Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. 38 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!2 For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.4 For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness,6 I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the day I go about mourning.7 For my sides are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.8 I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart. 9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.10 My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.11 My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague, and my nearest kin stand far off. 12 Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long. 13 But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear, like a mute man who does not open his mouth.14 I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes. 15 But for you, O LORD, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.16 For I said, “Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!” 17 For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me.18 I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.19 But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.20 Those who render me evil for good accuse me because I follow after good. 21 Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me!22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Samuel 29–30 1 Samuel 29–30 (Listen) The Philistines Reject David 29 Now the Philistines had gathered all their forces at Aphek. And the Israelites were encamped by the spring that is in Jezreel. 2 As the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, and David and his men were passing on in the rear with Achish, 3 the commanders of the Philistines said, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, “Is this not David, the servant of Saul, king of Israel, who has been with me now for days and years, and since he deserted to me I have found no fault in him to this day.” 4 But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him. And the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Send the man back, that he may return to the place to which you have assigned him. He shall not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For how could this fellow reconcile himself to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of the men here? 5 Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, ‘Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?” 6 Then Achish called David and said to him, “As the LORD lives, you have been honest, and to me it seems right that you should march out and in with me in the campaign. For I have found nothing wrong in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords do not approve of you. 7 So go back now; and go peaceably, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines.” 8 And David said to Achish, “But what have I done? What have you found in your servant from the day I entered your service until now, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?” 9 And Achish answered David and said, “I know that you are as blameless in my sight as an angel of God. Nevertheless, the commanders of the Philistines have said, ‘He shall not go up with us to the battle.' 10 Now then rise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who came with you, and start early in the morning, and depart as soon as you have light.” 11 So David set out with his men early in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. But the Philistines went up to Jezreel. David's Wives Are Captured 30 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire 2 and taken captive the women and all1 who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. 3 And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. 4 Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep. 5 David's two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. 6 And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul,2 each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. 7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David. 8 And David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.” 9 So David set out, and the six hundred men who were with him, and they came to the brook Besor, where those who were left behind stayed. 10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men. Two hundred stayed behind, who were too exhausted to cross the brook Besor. 11 They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. And they gave him bread and he ate. They gave him water to drink, 12 and they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. And when he had eaten, his spirit revived, for he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights. 13 And David said to him, “To whom do you belong? And where are you from?” He said, “I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite, and my master left me behind because I fell sick three days ago. 14 We had made a raid against the Negeb of the Cherethites and against that which belongs to Judah and against the Negeb of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire.” 15 And David said to him, “Will you take me down to this band?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will take you down to this band.” David Defeats the Amalekites 16 And when he had taken him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah. 17 And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the next day, and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men, who mounted camels and fled. 18 David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and David rescued his two wives. 19 Nothing was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken. David brought back all. 20 David also captured all the flocks and herds, and the people drove the livestock before him,3 and said, “This is David's spoil.” 21 Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow David, and who had been left at the brook Besor. And they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him. And when David came near to the people he greeted them. 22 Then all the wicked and worthless fellows among the men who had gone with David said, “Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except that each man may lead away his wife and children, and depart.” 23 But David said, “You shall not do so, my brothers, with what the LORD has given us. He has preserved us and given into our hand the band that came against us. 24 Who would listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike.” 25 And he made it a statute and a rule for Israel from that day forward to this day. 26 When David came to Ziklag, he sent part of the spoil to his friends, the elders of Judah, saying, “Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD.” 27 It was for those in Bethel, in Ramoth of the Negeb, in Jattir, 28 in Aroer, in Siphmoth, in Eshtemoa, 29 in Racal, in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, in the cities of the Kenites, 30 in Hormah, in Bor-ashan, in Athach, 31 in Hebron, for all the places where David and his men had roamed. Footnotes  30:2 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks and all  30:6 Compare 22:2  30:20 The meaning of the Hebrew clause is uncertain (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Daniel 10–11:1 Daniel 10–11:1 (Listen) Daniel's Terrifying Vision of a Man 10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict.1 And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. 3 I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks. 4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river (that is, the Tigris) 5 I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude. 7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision, but a great trembling fell upon them, and they fled to hide themselves. 8 So I was left alone and saw this great vision, and no strength was left in me. My radiant appearance was fearfully changed,2 and I retained no strength. 9 Then I heard the sound of his words, and as I heard the sound of his words, I fell on my face in deep sleep with my face to the ground. 10 And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. 11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. 13 The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia, 14 and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.” 15 When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was mute. 16 And behold, one in the likeness of the children of man touched my lips. Then I opened my mouth and spoke. I said to him who stood before me, “O my lord, by reason of the vision pains have come upon me, and I retain no strength. 17 How can my lord's servant talk with my lord? For now no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me.” 18 Again one having the appearance of a man touched me and strengthened me. 19 And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.” 20 Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? But now I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I go out, behold, the prince of Greece will come. 21 But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince. The Kings of the South and the North 11 “And as for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood up to confirm and strengthen him. Footnotes  10:1 Or and it was about a great conflict  10:8 Hebrew My splendor was changed to ruin (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 7:1–35 Luke 7:1–35 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant 7 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant1 who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion2 heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,' and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,' and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. Jesus Raises a Widow's Son 11 Soon afterward3 he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus4 gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. Messengers from John the Baptist 18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers5 are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus6 began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.' 28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,7 having been baptized with the baptism of John, 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) 31 “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.' 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.' 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” Footnotes  7:2 Or bondservant; also verses 3, 8, 10  7:3 Greek he  7:11 Some manuscripts The next day  7:15 Greek he  7:22 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13  7:24 Greek he  7:29 Greek they justified God (ESV)
As Christians, Salvation adn personal devotion isn't all we are called to be engaged in. We have been chosen by God to be ambassadors of the kingdom to the world. Messengers of the Gospel to the unsaved. Shinning lights unto the darkness of the world. --------------------- Website: bmg.disha.page Instagram: @bmg.global ---------------------- Intro/Outro Music: Slowly by Smith The Mister --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bmglive/message
Kirsten MacInnis and Sasha Joseph host the Mess Magnets podcast, covering celebrity drama, trending topics, pop culture, anonymous gossip and more! The post Mess Magnets | Episode 21: Don't Worry Messengers appeared first on RobHasAwebsite.com.
Kirsten MacInnis and Sasha Joseph host the Mess Magnets podcast, covering celebrity drama, trending topics, pop culture, anonymous gossip and more! The post Mess Magnets | Episode 21: Don't Worry Messengers appeared first on RobHasAwebsite.com.
Pastord brothers, Bruce and Rog catch up after a lengthy break and talk about how to pluralize nouns, the reason for their hiatus, who should be making disciples, apostles, mobile church, ministry specialists vss amateurs, backyard football, Bruce's two epiphanies, Christians as messengers of hope, America as "post-Christian," churches as private clubs, church building programs, seeing lost people as enemies, Jesus sending the 70, and helping move people toward Jesus every day.
Luna CanemBorn: May 16, 1995Died: May 9, 2022by Enne TesseEnne Tesse is an artist creating sculptures, installations and works on paper using fabric and text. Her stories originate from and reflect her own hand-stitched garment inspired works and fabric objects. She has exhibited her work in top museums and galleries in the US and Japan, including MoMA/PS1 NY, MOMAK Kyoto, and MOT Tokyo. Recent exhibitions include "Unusual Threads", Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT; "Art Stands Still", Collar Works, Troy, NY; "Time Travelers", Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz. She lives and works in Beacon, NY.Instagram: ennetesseWebsite: https://ennetesse.wixsite.com/worksYou can read "Luna Canem" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Rick JohnsonBorn: 1962Died: 2023by Joe KirkenirJoe Kirkenir lives in York, PA with his cat, Victor, who is named after the complex main character from the classic novel, Frankenstein. He graduated from Gettysburg College with an English degree in 2014 and has worked in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and marketing ever since. When not volunteering with the Animal Advocates of South Central PA or the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he spends his free time reading, writing, learning, and running.Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006667157084LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-kirkenir-ab262336/You can read "Rick Johnson" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Shaman, Healer and New Age Practitioner : Known as The Torch of Transformation, Amethyst Wyldfyre is a Multi-dimensional Visionary Healer, Artist, Author, & Performer. Her mission and purpose is to serve as a catalyst for personal, professional and planetary change, healing, evolution and growth. A Healer of Healers, Mentors and Messengers, she is an Energetic Initiator & Catalyst creating sacred space and assisting highly visible and influential Visionary Entrepreneurs, Performers, Coaches, Artists and Healing Practitioners to permanently dissolve hidden energetic blocks, patterns and barriers that are preventing them from living out their fullest potential and highest path of destiny. Once these blocks are released she further facilitates the process of clarifying and crystallizing essential soul purpose vision and energizing the personal frequency line to assist her clients in stepping forth into their greatest level of service to the global family as it moves through its evolutionary process. An Initiated Inka Tradition Shamaness, Crystal Singing Bowl & Voice Sound Therapist, Psychic Midwife & Spiritual Counselor, she is a member of the Sound Healers Association, a certified Healing the Light Body Practitioner, Crystalline Ascension Master Healer & Teacher and a Master Celestial Channel & Diviner of Destiny. She provides energetic healing services both distant and local, performs healing angelic readings & channelings and teaches a wide array of classes and workshops live and virtually. In her work with sound and vibration she often performs Crystal Singing Bowl Healing concerts at a variety of expos and other locations creating a sound chamber with her voice within which both individual and group healing experiences occur. Her written work has been published in a wide variety of magazines and journals including the Kaleidoscope, Aspire Magazine, Applaud Magazine, and the NH Mirror. She wrote for and was included in Sacred Fire anthology published in 2006 by Adams Media and edited by Maril Crabtree. Under the imprint of Wyldfyre Communications Press she has self-published and printed two books. Celestial Voices - An Invitation to Ascension from the Archangels conveys an absolutely imperative message for us all at this time of global transformation & Ascension. Her newest release "Magical Questions - A Spiral Journey for Spiritual Awakening" is a simple and easy to access message for those who are newly awakening to their Spiritual Path. As an artist she has explored jewelry design, silkpainting, watercolor and acrylic painting focusing on catalyzing healing through all of her creations using color, crystals and intent to infuse her work with the vibration of transformation and growth. She has been a frequent guest on MCAM TV23's Norm's Psychic World, and on News For the Soul Radio hosted by Nicole Whitney. She has also been a guest on Dreamvisions7 Radio on the Love by Intuition Show, XZone Radio, Co-Creator Radio Network, Passionately Positive Radio, Earthlight Worker Mission Radio, WXKL 1450 AM, & FRANK FM 106.3 Radio. She produced one radio show of her own - Blazing Forth The Light on WBNW 1120 AM Boston & is in the development process around creating a regular show. She also appeared on TV 13's 142 Main with Carolyn Chaote who characterized her as an art's activist for her work in developing and producing ArtWalk Nashua in collaboration with local artists and Great American Downtown. Ms. Wyldfyre was the visionary creatrix, organizer and producer of FIREfest - A Celebration of the Visual, Performing, Culinary and Healing Arts in the heart of her home city in 2006 & 2007. This signature event was instrumental in raising awareness of the arts in the city and of Nashua, NH as an emerging destination location for artistic and cultural events. - www.amethystwyldfyre.com and www.answersfromyourangels.comFor Your Listening Pleasure for these Lockdown / Stay-At-Home COVID and Variants Times - For all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv.Our radio shows archives and programming include: A Different Perspective with Kevin Randle; Alien Cosmic Expo Lecture Series; Alien Worlds Radio Show; America's Soul Doctor with Ken Unger; Back in Control Radio Show with Dr. David Hanscom, MD; Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD; Dick Tracy; Dimension X; Exploring Tomorrow Radio Show; Flash Gordon; Imagine More Success Radio Show with Syndee Hendricks and Thomas Hydes; Jet Jungle Radio Show; Journey Into Space; Know the Name with Sharon Lynn Wyeth; Lux Radio Theatre - Classic Old Time Radio; Mission Evolution with Gwilda Wiyaka; Paranormal StakeOut with Larry Lawson; Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre; Sci Fi Radio Show; Seek Reality with Roberta Grimes; Space Patrol; Stairway to Heaven with Gwilda Wiyaka; The 'X' Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell; Two Good To Be True with Justina Marsh and Peter Marsh; and many other!That's The ‘X' Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv
Clyde GormanBorn: 1991Died: 2022by Joe KirkenirJoe Kirkenir lives in York, PA with his cat, Victor, who is named after the complex main character from the classic novel, Frankenstein. He graduated from Gettysburg College with an English degree in 2014 and has worked in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and marketing ever since. When not volunteering with the Animal Advocates of South Central PA or the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he spends his free time reading, writing, learning, and running.Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006667157084LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-kirkenir-ab262336/You can read "Clyde Gorman" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Steve Martin is a behaviorial science practitioner and a leading member of Dr Robert Cialdini's consultancy Influence at Work, where he heads up the UK practice. Steve is a Royal Society nominated author and a co-author with Bob Cialdini on a number of books, including their most recent tome, alongside Dr Noah Goldstein, Messengers, Who We Listen to, Who We Don't and Why. This is a timely exploration of why some people in society are listened to and why others are ignored regardless of the truth or wisdom of their message; a subject we address today. In all, Steve's books have sold in excess of 1.5 million copies.Show notesThe work and influence of Bob Cialdini over nearly 50 yearsWhat leads us to say “Yes” to a requestWhat came before Bob, codifying social psychology for everyone and making it accessibleImmunisation of influence techniquesHow a waiter/waitress can increase their tips through reciprocitySmall Bigs: creating big impacts with small changesWhat makes some people better communicators than others?Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed and why are thoughtful experts ignored?In an increasingly information overloaded world, the messenger has become the messageHard (perceived status and dominance) and soft (making connection with others) messengersHow truth and trust work together. How can you trust someone who lies to you?How do we use influence techniques for good in a world of disinformation?Influence and sports management: history is important, but recency keeps the scoreWhat Steve has learnt from co-authorshipSubscribe for more hereClick here to access rewards to power your brainFollow me on TwitterSales Bluebird for leaders and go-to-market teams at cyber security startupsTips, tricks, ideas and inspiration from legendary cyber security CEOs and CROsListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Marsha JonesBorn: 1983Died: 2022by Jill TradeJill Trade is married and the mother of three active boys, so she spends a lot of time at playgrounds imagining poetry, which she said she recently rediscovered. Her background includes training in meat cutting, which may influence her imagination.You can read "Marsha Jones" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Hello World! The guys are back with another thought-provoking episode of The Accidentally on Purpose Podcast! In this installment, Pierre and Keenan explore Soul Ties, Messages from Messengers they do not care for, and what is love as well as loyal to a fault. Please like, share, and subscribe on ALL PLATFORMS.
Pushpita KapoorBorn: 1993Died: 2022by Jill TradeJill Trade is married and the mother of three active boys, so she spends a lot of time at playgrounds imagining poetry, which she said she recently rediscovered. Her background includes training in meat cutting, which may influence her imagination.You can read "Pushpita Kapoor" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
On this episode Mike and Moe are joined by friend of the show JT from PFS. First they catchup with JT on the year so far and upcoming fashion week collab with We're Just the Messengers (2:10). And 1 documentary and how it impacted culture (22:50). New Hov verse. Did it live up to the hype? Benny vs Freddy Gibbs. QC vs Offset. Meg vs 1501 (1:06:22). Are there 50 greatest female rappers of alltime? Has “Great” “Legend” and “Superstar” lost its meaning? (1:57:45). JT thoughts on KD offseason moves, lebron upcoming season, Mike and JT finally settle their views on Jordan and Bron (2:05:04).
Hamilton & Winston JonesHamilton:Born: 2013Died: 2022Winston:Born: 2011Died: 2022by Joshua St. ClaireJoshua St. Claire is a certified public accountant who works as a corporate controller in rural Pennsylvania, USA. He enjoys writing on coffee breaks and after helping his wife put their three sons to bed. His poetry is published in Kaidankai: Ghost and Supernatural Stories, Mayfly, The Heron's Nest, Otoroshi, and Scifaikuest. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and his work appears in the 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology.You can read "Hamilton & Winston Jones" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Caradoc JonesBorn: 1981Died: 2022by Joshua St. ClaireJoshua St. Claire is a certified public accountant who works as a corporate controller in rural Pennsylvania, USA. He enjoys writing on coffee breaks and after helping his wife put their three sons to bed. His poetry is published in Kaidankai: Ghost and Supernatural Stories, Mayfly, The Heron's Nest, Otoroshi, and Scifaikuest. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and his work appears in the 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology.You can read "Caradoc Jones" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
Prome TheusBorn: UnknownDied: Unknownby Linda A. GouldLinda Gould is the Managing Editor of White Enso, an online journal of creative work inspired by Japan and the host of the Kaidankai podcast. She is a lifelong book-lover who spent many summers as a child high up in the branches of a tree reading. Her fiction and non-fiction work has been published in outlets around the world. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Delaware and has extensive writing, editing and design experience. She is the founder of the Women's English Writing Group of Japan, writes fantasy and ghost stories, and is the author of The Diamond Tree, a dual-language book in English and Japanese.You can read "Prome Theus" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
How can I use my energetic blueprint to grow, expand & scale my business in alignment with my purpose?That is the question that I am diving into with our very special podcast guest, Whitney McNeill, a 6 / 2 Emotional Generator & the founder of Messengers of Spirit.Whitney McNeill is a Certified Medium and Intuition Teacher. She has helped over 10,000 people connect with Spirit. She helps spiritual and ambitious souls learn how to understand their intuitive messages and communicate with their Spirit Guides through her 4 Intuitive Languages® signature framework. She is also the host of the “Spiritual & Ambitious” podcast.In this episode we discuss:Whitney's personal journey connecting to spirit, how she stepped into her own purpose through her business, Messengers of SpiritThe magic of an undefined/open throat centerThe 3 big themes in her human design chart that she can leverage & lean into as she makes decisions to expand & scale her businessHow her triple split definition impacts her process for aligned decision making and how she can leverage this gift going forwardHow she and her clients can tap into that sacral life-force energy to build their own businessesCheck out Frequency & Flow wherever you listen to podcasts! If what I'm sharing resonates, make sure you share this podcast with your business besties.Connect with Whitney at Messengers of SpiritInstagram: @messengerofspirit Website: www.messengerofspirit.comCheck out my free workshop series - Human Design Marketing Strategy & Business Alignment. Sign up here: https://www.breekuryk.com/human-design-marketing-strategyJoin the Intuition Activation Portal - An 11-day guided journey to align the unique energy & gifts of your human design type with your purpose-driven business to grow with less force, frustration, and burn-out https://www.breekuryk.com/iapWant to dive deeper into building an intuition-led business using human design & gene keys? Work with Bree: https://www.breekuryk.com/helloI'd love to hear your biggest takeaway from today's episode! Come say Hello on Instagram → @breekuryk
Listen to Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein continue her conversation with mentors Michele Bachmann, former member of the U.S. Congress, and Penny Nance, CEO for Concerned Women for America, on how people of faith represent God to others.
Gracie JacksonBorn: December 11, 1962Died July 5, 1981by Nicole NutrellNicole Lutrell is a speculative fiction writer. That means she writes about dragons, ghosts and spaceships. She's the author of several horror, science fiction and fantasy novels, the latest of which being Quiet Apocalypse. You can find her on her blog, Paperbeatsworld.com, or on Instagram at @nicolecluttrell86 and on Twitter at @Nicole Luttrell You can read "Gracie Jackson" at https://www.whiteenso.com/ghost-stories-2022Win a copy of "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" Follow us on Twitter (@ghostJapanese) or Instagram: WhiteEnsoJapan or post a comment on a tweet/post. Donate through Ko-Fi. https://ko-fi.com/kaidankaighoststories
A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - The Vatican released the logo and motto for Pope Francis' September trip to Kazakhstan Tuesday. The motto of the September 13-15 visit, “Messengers of Peace and Unity,” is written in Kazakh across the top of the logo and Russian across the bottom. Russian and Kazakh are the two official languages of the Central Asian country. Pope Francis will travel to the city of Nur-Sultan for the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. The sky blue and yellow logo includes two hands forming the image of a dove with an olive branch. The blue and yellow of the logo are the colors of the Kazakhstan flag. A heart on the dove's wing “represents love, fruit of reciprocal understanding, cooperation, and dialogue.” The olive branch has been drawn in the shape of a typical Kazakh Ornament, a type of ancient folk art. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/252092/motto-and-logo-of-pope-francis-trip-to-kazakhstan-released The Committee for Life, the Laity, and the Family of the Argentine Bishops' Conference expressed its opposition to four bills introduced in Congress to legalize euthanasia. The committee said the country is facing “a new manifestation of the culture of death and the throwaway culture.” In an August 18 statement, the committee said that “the Gospel commits us not to be indifferent in the face of discussions on the beginning and end of life.” There are currently four bills to legalize euthanasia: two introduced last year and two this year. In its statement, the Church in Argentina warned that “we are facing a new manifestation of the culture of death and the throwaway culture” and at the same time, “we are a people that wants such important needs as health, work, housing, and land” to be taken care of.” In its statement, the Committee for Life, the Laity, and the Family pointed out that “even in cases of diseases that have no cure, all patients must be cared for and accompanied so that their lives are respected until natural death. We are not the masters of life and therefore we place ourselves at its service.” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/252091/catholic-church-in-argentina-opposes-legalization-of-euthanasia Today, the Church celebrates Saint Rose of Lima. Born in Lima, Peru in 1586, at a very young age she chose to consecrate her life to God. She practiced very intense prayer and penance daily, sometimes depriving herself of food and sleep. She joined the Third Order of Saint Dominic and lived in a little hut in her parents' garden, working to help support them. She was canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671, and was the first saint of the Americas. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-rose-of-lima-577
CHAPTER 4: The group arrives in the Path of Tenacity to carry out Prince Morath's vile task and hunt down some ghost mailmen, inciting an entire orc tavern into an all-out brawl along the way.Come roll with us on Patreon, where you can interact with the cast and affect the story itself! https://www.patreon.com/OfDiceAndFriendsPodcastIntro/Outro Music: The Vikings (with minor edits) by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Music: Tabletop Audio (https://www.tabletopaudio.com/) and Sword Coast Soundscapes (https://www.youtube.com/SwordCoastSoundscapes)Since chapters aren't scripted, crazy things are bound to happen. Expect f-bombs, knives, and pigs to fly. Viewer discretion advised.Want to know more? We have a website! https://www.ofdiceandfriendspodcast.com/
David gives us some ambiguous phrases in Psalm 104:4. Are the natural elements of wind and fire God's messengers and ministers, or are God's messengers and ministers, the angels, like wind and fire in their work?Music Credit: Johann Sebastian Bach, Trio from Brandenburg Concerto, No. 1, Movement 4
My Teacher will be in Yucaipa October 1st and 2nd 2022. I'm hoping this episode will give you a little bit of the flavor. If you'd like to attend the workshop is $325 cash or check only. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via text phone or Messengers
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with St. Louis-based Jazz Trombonist & Bandleader John Covelli of The Hard Bop Messengers .. He opened up about their 2022 “Live At The Last Hotel” on a jazz album that literally tells a story. It was born from a residency at the REAL Last Hotel in downtown St. Louis. Each song paints a picture with bounce and bustle that takes the listener to a place and time that somehow feels both nostalgic and modern. John has played in dozens of bands over the years and learned just as many styles. His compositions are infused with such influences, including Latin, funk, chamber-classical, soul, blues and rock, and he hopes the result will have the audience tapping toes and bobbing heads along with every tune... Dig this story .. Click to listen.Thanks for listening and tuning into yet another Neon Jazz interview .. where we give you a bit of insight into the finest players and minds around the world giving fans all that jazz .. If you want to hear more interviews, go to Famous Interviews with Joe Dimino on the iTunes store, visit the YouTube Neon Jazz Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/neonjazzkc, go The Home of Neon Jazz at http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/ and for everything Joe Dimino related go to www.joedimino.com When you are there, you can donate to the Neon Jazz cause via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ERA4C4TTVKLR4 or through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/neonjazzkc - Until next time .. enjoy the music my friends ..
Old Testament: Job 1 Job 1 (Listen) Job's Character and Wealth 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. 4 His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed1 God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. Satan Allowed to Test Job 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan2 also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 8 And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” 9 Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? 10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” 12 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD. Satan Takes Job's Property and Children 13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 14 and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants3 with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. Footnotes  1:5 The Hebrew word bless is used euphemistically for curse in 1:5, 11; 2:5, 9  1:6 Hebrew the Accuser or the Adversary; so throughout chapters 1–2  1:15 Hebrew the young men; also verses 16, 17 (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 43 Psalm 43 (Listen) Send Out Your Light and Your Truth 43 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me!2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3 Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (ESV) New Testament: Luke 7 Luke 7 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant 7 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant1 who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion2 heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,' and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,' and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. Jesus Raises a Widow's Son 11 Soon afterward3 he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus4 gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. Messengers from John the Baptist 18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers5 are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus6 began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.' 28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,7 having been baptized with the baptism of John, 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) 31 “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.' 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.' 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” A Sinful Woman Forgiven 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among8 themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Footnotes  7:2 Or bondservant; also verses 3, 8, 10  7:3 Greek he  7:11 Some manuscripts The next day  7:15 Greek he  7:22 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13  7:24 Greek he  7:29 Greek they justified God  7:49 Or to (ESV)
The message of the Gospel is for all peoples in all places. If we are to disciples the nations, as commanded by Christ, we must assure that the good news is heard by all. This means redoubling our commitment to send and go, until Christ returns or all have been reached. I. Because of God's sovereignty, the Christian faith is transnational and His church is universal. II. There is no Scriptural warrant for the belief that those who have never heard the Gospel may be saved. III. The preached word has always been the normative means by which the Gospel is communicated. IV. Messengers must be sent, to preach the Gospel, so that all may hear, such that those who believe and call on the Lord will be saved. Questions: 1. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” What does it mean to call upon the name of the Lord? 2. Is it possible for a person to be saved who has never heard of Christ? What about those who lived before Christ's earthly ministry? 3. Is the Great Commission binding on us today? Was it a mandate for the apostles and first-century Christians only? 4. What does it mean to send and be sent to preach the Gospel? 5. How do we reconcile what Paul says about no distinction between Jews and Greeks with what he writes in Rom. 3:1-2?
This week welcome Missouri bluegrass favorites, Route 3! From Southern Missouri, award winning Bluegrass Band ROUTE 3 is comprised of veteran musicians that have performed at venues all over the mid-west as well as nation wide. With a traditional sound, many originals, and great instrumentation, they bring a hard driving bluegrass sound. Route 3 are recipients of the 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards, Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award. Members of the group include: Jason Jordan: When nine-year-old Jason Jordan met Bill Monroe, he got to play his mandolin, and his love for bluegrass music began. Shortly after that, Jason began playing mandolin in his first band, an all-youth band called The Parking Lot Pickers. Jason subsequently was a founding member of Just In Tyme. He started writing and arranging his own songs. Shortly after he received an invitation to join Brightwater Junction as their guitar player. Jason co-wrote the song Captain that was recorded and made popular by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and also wrote seven of the songs on the Route 3 debut album. Doug Clifton: At the age of 12, Doug Clifton began playing bass at his home Church, Macedonia Freewill Baptist in the Southwest Missouri town of Purdy. Soon after, he and best friend Brandon Rickman, along with Brandon's brother Heath and dad, Gary, formed The Rickmans. In 2000, Doug was a part of New Reflections, winners of the S.P.B.G.M.A International Band contest in Nashville, Tennessee that year. Doug has played with multiple bands over the years including The Messengers, Breakaway, The Signature Quartet, The Kellys, The Drifters, Roaring River Sound and New Road. Gaylon Harper: In 1986, Gaylon started learning banjo at home and attending weekend festivals with friends. It wasn't long before he was playing with a local traditional bluegrass band, Jim Orchard and The Bressler Brothers. While traveling the bluegrass circuit with them, Gaylon met the Bob Lewis Family. Shortly after, he was given the opportunity to join theirband. In 1994, Gaylon and wife, Katrina, started a group with his two brothers to form The Harpers. 2009 begin the biggest adventure with the Lord so far, when Gaylon and his family begin a full-time music ministry as The Harper Family. In 2010, The Harper Family won the S.P.B.G.M.A International Band competition. A highlight is when Crossroads Recording signed them to their Pisgah Ridge label in 2013. Gaylon came off the road and became music minister at First Baptist of Birch Tree, MO. Roy Bond: Roy attended his first bluegrass show at the age of 12 and was instantly hooked. He soon began learning to play guitar and study music. Roy has been performing on stage since he was 13. He became a member of the Current River Opry show for the last two years of its 45 year run at the age of 14. After that, Roy became a member of Jim Orchard & The Ozark Bluegrass Boys where he stayed for 13 years. He has also done a considerable amount of fill in and part time work with many Ozark based bands including The Bressler Brothers, The Baker Family, Kirby Clark, and many more. Route 3 just got signed to Pine Castle Records. You can see them perform at the upcoming Treasure Lake Bluegrass Festival. For more information visit their website: Route3Bluegrass.com