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Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 NLT

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

So let it be clearly known by everyone in Israel that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified to be both Lord and Messiah!"

Peter's words convicted them deeply, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

Peter replied, "Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, ...Read more

What is the root cause of these terrible display of hatefulness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Hatred abounds in society more than ever before. I feel hopeless that things will turn for the better and fear what will happen to God-fearing people. What is the root cause of this terrible display of hatefulness? — H.S.

A: Hatred is a sign of the depravity of the human race — the ...Read more

Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 MSG

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

"All Israel, then, know this: There's no longer room for doubt--God made him Master and Messiah, this Jesus whom you killed on a cross."

Cut to the quick, those who were there listening asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers! Brothers! So now what do we do?"

Peter said, "Change your life. Turn to God and ...Read more

What can a Christian do to help a friend who doesn’t believe in God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A friend recently died from a drug overdose. Another friend has such deep grief that I’m afraid she’ll do the same. She refuses to believe God can help her. What can a Christian do to help a friend who doesn’t believe in God? — S.F.

A: An onslaught of grief can cause people to ...Read more

Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 ESV

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every...Read more

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Commentary: You're wrong, Pope Francis, about gay couples

Religion / Religious News /

Well, Pope Francis, I disagree.

I respect much of what you’ve done in the papacy, Holy Father, but this statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued Monday with your approval, about the sinfulness of homosexuality is just plain wrongheaded.

It’s a truism, or at least it should be, that love is love.

Who is harmed ...Read more

Is science to blame or the people that rely on the science?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: So much is said these days about “believing the science.” I am an educator but I think people are confused when hearing this because in recent months science has not been absolute in its analysis of a virus that doesn’t seem to go away. I am not sure if science is to blame or the ...Read more

Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 CEV

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

Everyone in Israel should then know for certain that God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ, even though you put him to death on a cross.

When the people heard this, they were very upset. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "Friends, what shall we do?"

Peter said, "Turn back to God! Be baptized in the name ...Read more

The God Squad: From the mailbag

Religion / God Squad /

Oops!

In your column about God’s sense of humor you mentioned the verse in Ecclesiastes that was transformed into the song “Turn, turn, turn.” It was not Bob Dylan, but Pete Seeger who added additional words, wrote the music, and made the original recording, which was covered by the Byrds. I think God has a wacky sense of humor. Thank you...Read more

Am I wrong to not change the ending of my prayer?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I enjoy taking my friends out for a nice meal on their birthdays. They accept my gift but are offended when I pray for God to bless our meal together and to bless the friendship we have. A couple of my friends asked me to change the ending of my prayer, in Jesus’ Name, and say, “In the ...Read more

Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 NASB

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

"Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified."

The Ingathering

Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"

Peter said to them, "Repent, ...Read more

Why do politicians promise unity but only bring catastrophe?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am weary of broken promises by those we elect to represent our best interests. People are weary of hearing politicians promise unity. Just when things seem to be going well, some catastrophe happens. Why is this repeated throughout history? — G.O.

A: No form of government has been able...Read more

Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 NIV

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

"Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of ...Read more

Meditation 3/14 - 3/20: God's Eternal Glory Ps. 104:31-35 CEV Jesus: Lord and Christ, Acts 2:36-41 KJV

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Jesus: Lord and Christ

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Then Peter said unto them, ...Read more

What does the word “apostasy” mean Biblically and is it even a relevant word in today’s society?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the word “apostasy” mean Biblically and is it even a relevant word in today’s society? — B.A.

A: The Biblical teaching about apostasy means a “falling away,” as the Apostle Paul describes to the church at Thessalonica. This “condition” affected every area of life....Read more

Meditation 3/7 - 3/13: God's Eternal Glory Ps. 104:31-35 CEV

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God's Glory Endures Forever!

Our LORD, we pray
that your glory
will last forever
and that you will be pleased
with what you have done.

You look at the earth,
and it trembles.
You touch the mountains,
and smoke goes up.

As long as I live,
I will sing and praise you,
the LORD God.

I hope ...Read more

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Once addicted to heroin, this minister is now helping others as one of Philly's hunger fighters

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA – On the worst day of Vito Baldini’s life, after scuffling on the streets of Philadelphia with drug addictions that were pushing him toward the grave, he was spotted outside a ShopRite by an old friend’s mother.

“Vito?” she asked, staring at the barely recognizable 23-year-old in his emaciated dissipation. “She saw me ...Read more

Why do people scoff at the thought of Jesus Christ coming to Earth the second time?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people scoff at the thought of Jesus Christ coming to Earth the second time? — S.C.

A: The Bible says that there will be scoffers in the last days — people who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ will return to Earth as the King of kings. They disbelieve this truth just as they ...Read more

Meditation 3/7 - 3/13: God's Eternal Glory Ps. 104:31-35 NLT

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God's Glory Endures Forever!

May the glory of the LORD last forever!
The LORD rejoices in all he has made!

The earth trembles at his glance;
the mountains burst into flame at his touch.

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live.
I will praise my God to my last breath!

May he be pleased by all these thoughts about ...Read more

The God Squad: The hidden God

Religion / God Squad /

Q: What theological system says that "God is only 'transcendent' far off and aloof, uncaring? What is the trait that human beings have that leads them to ask big questions like “Who is God?” or “What is man?” or “What is the meaning of life?” Do all these questions belong to some specific field of study? (From M)

A: Thank you, dear ...Read more