https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqYZepxUBI&feature=youtu.be I sent you reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor! What does this mean? Since we cannot properly use what we do not understand, having any misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus will cause us to live inwardly apart from their true meaning. But since spiritual values can only be gained through lively application, … Continue reading Food for Thought: I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor!
What is the meaning of Father’s Day? In Germany Father’s Day occurs on and is derived from Ascension day (“Christi Himmelfahrt”). The latter, being the 40th day of Easter and occurring 39 days after Easter Sunday, is a Christian holiday (etymology of the word is “holy day”) that commemorates the ascension of Jesus back to … Continue reading Father’s Day
Food for Thought: What is the role of desires in temptation?
"As tension cannot occur without the chain, so can temptation not be felt without desire." https://youtu.be/Ni75-fCcL6w The fettered man What is temptation? Imagine a man wakes up and finds himself chained to a wall by invisible steel fetters. But who, making no effort to leave the wall, hardly notices the chains and thus cannot experience … Continue reading Food for Thought: What is the role of desires in temptation?
Food for Thought: Temptations of the prodigal son (with audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwIvEyXLkSA For a long time, the prodigal son was eating the husks that the swine refused. Persecuted by want that the husks never seemed to satisfy, he suddenly remembered his Father’s House. A fervent yearning arose within to journey there, and thus humbly petition his Father for forgiveness of his transgressions, so he might … Continue reading Food for Thought: Temptations of the prodigal son (with audio)
Food for Thought: The wedding banquet
Dark Friday — The Sorrows of Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfNIXIsDmc0 ~Ikenna Q. Ezealah
Q & A: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Question: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Does it mean that anything you ask God for, He will give to you? And the knocking part, is He referring to The Kingdom of Heaven opening to you while … Continue reading Q & A: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
What is resentment?
1) We have expectations. Expectations carry concepts of how we believe our life should develop. We fix firmly to these expectations. 2) Someone upsets our expectations by introducing something that challenges our concept, compelling us to face a new reality. 3) We are disappointed. Disappointment is friction between expectations and reality. 4) The fork in … Continue reading What is resentment?
Q & A: Sometimes believing in God is really hard for me
Question: Please help me, sometimes believing in God is really hard for me Not just when something bad happens. But sometimes, I guess I just think about how cruel and realistic and unfair the world is, and it makes it hard to believe that God exists. I personally believe he does, but I feel like … Continue reading Q & A: Sometimes believing in God is really hard for me
Q & A: Why does God not require works for salvation?
Question: Why does God not require works for salvation? Because if I had to do x, y, and z to be saved, I could know for sure that as long as I did x, y, z, I was guaranteed salvation. Instead, because it’s by faith only, I have no idea if I 100% have the kind … Continue reading Q & A: Why does God not require works for salvation?