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Spreading The Faith Through Empowerment

“7 Then Jesus called the Twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits. 8 He instructed them to take nothing but a staff for the journey—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 and to wear sandals, but not a second tunic. 10 … Continue reading

Just Believe

“35 While He was still speaking, messengers from the house of Jairus arrived and said, “Your daughter is dead; why bother the Teacher anymore?” 36 But Jesus overheard their conversation and said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid; just believe.” 37 And He did not allow anyone to accompany Him except Peter, James, and John … Continue reading

Love Unites Us to Christ

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). So how does God’s love save the world? Does the love between men and God have to be mutual? Can God’s love work alone (i.e. unrequited)? … Continue reading

A Body Divided Against Itself

22 And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons He drives out demons.” 23 So Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against … Continue reading

The Spirit of Spring

Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. It is said: “Spring breathes new life into the world around us.” In a similar fashion, the Psalmist proclaims: “You send your Spirit and they are created and you renew the face of the earth” (Psalm 104:30). … Continue reading

Praying for Our Loved Ones

How do we normally pray for our loved ones? What do we pray for on their behalf? What can we learn from Jesus’ prayer for his disciples, the ones whom he loved? Here is an extract of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples from the Gospel of John: “11 Holy Father, protect them by Your name, … Continue reading

Friends of Jesus Christ

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a friend of Jesus Christ? What does Christ do for his friends? How do we become friends of Jesus Christ? Here is what John the Evangelist says about the friends of Christ: “14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 … Continue reading

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

Dear friends, who can speak of Jesus but Himself? He masters all our eloquence. His perfection exceeds our understanding; the light of His excellence is too bright for us, it blinds our eyes. Our Beloved must be His own mirror. None but Jesus can reveal Jesus. With His own hand He fills a golden cup … Continue reading

Faith Overcomes The World

John the Evangelist wrote: “3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome, 4 because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith” (1 John 5:3-4). No New Testament writer makes such frequent use … Continue reading

The Feast of Life

The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians: ”7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but … Continue reading

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