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Monday, November 29, 2010

the story of Nicodemus

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.
He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God.
For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."

This is the story of Nicodemus, I man who wanted to know more about God. he came to Jesus one night to talk about it. he answered like this
In reply Jesus declared,
"I tell you the truth,
no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is born again.
This story is from john in chapter 3. If you've never heard this story read the entire story please. but he asked Jesus this
"How can a man be born when he is old?"
Nicodemus asked.
"Surely he cannot enter a second time
into his mother's womb to be born!"

Jesus answered,
"I tell you the truth,
no one can enter the kingdom
of God unless he is born
of water and the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh,
but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

this is talking about being a christian. later in verses 16, 17, and 18 he says

"For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son
into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned
already because he has not believed
in the name of God's one and only Son.

it says God loves us and sent his son not to judge the world, but save it. who ever believes in him isn't judged, but those who don't are judged because they didn't believe in Jesus.
then I'll skip down to verse 35 and 36.

The Father loves the Son
and has placed everything in his hands.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God's wrath remains on him."


God loves Jesus and gives him power. who ever believes in him has life but those who don't will not see heaven, or have a full life, for God doesn't forgive them that reject it.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Today, Sunday

One day Peter and John
were going up to the temple
at the time of prayer
at three in the afternoon.

Today, at church the pastor preach from the book of acts. In acts 3 it tells of a man crippled from birth. Now Peter and John went to the temple. this man was there begging. he asked for money now in verse 6 he says
Then Peter said,
"Silver or gold I do not have,
but what I have I give you.
In the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, walk."
Then the beggar walk. he leaped and praised God. the people gave Peter and John the credit. and they said this in verse 16
By faith in the name of Jesus,
this man whom you see
and know was made strong.
It is Jesus' name and the faith
that comes through him
that has given this complete
healing to him, as you can all see.
I personally think that verse is hard to understand. so I'll reword it.
by our faith in Jesus,
this man was made strong
by Jesus' name which came
through him he has been healed
and you can all see that.
then he told the crowd to repent of there sin. they all knew he was crippled. now you most likely know someone who can't walk or at least seen someone. say your friend Bob was begging for money and he's always been crippled and he was healed. you would be amazed. you would want to know how he was healed and who did it. if that happened would you believe it was Jesus' power, or would deny it?

They replied,
"Believe in the Lord Jesus,
and you will be saved
you and your household."
Acts 16:31

When Peter saw this,
he said to them:
"Men of Israel,
why does this surprise you?
Why do you stare at us
as if by our own power
or godliness we
had made this man walk?
Acts 3:12

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas


Christmas is coming up. it's time to start getting presents and decorating. we're almost ready, but are you? are you ready to enjoy holiday and celebrate Jesus' birthday? we don't know when he was born but we celebrate it on December 25th. some people get presents and talk only of Santa clause. his name is St. Nicolas and he gave to the poor and needy. so this year pull out your bible and read Luke chapter two, the true story of Christmas. Christ should be in the center of all your holidays and you should look to him for the holidays. St. Nicolas was rich but he did the right thing with it, gave it to those who needed it. do you do the right things with your money? have a good holiday of give and getting. Merry Christmas!

Today in the town
of David a Savior
has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord
Luke 2:11

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black friday shoping

Yawn. I got up at three to get good deals. Yawn. I got eighty dollars of an ipod, but that's all I got. my mom took me all over town buying stuff... Z Z Z Z
(one hour later)
oh I guess I fell asleep. I got a great deal. Yawn. And got tired too. well that's about it. Yawn. I guess I need some sleep. Yawn. Well at black Friday you get good deal. if you did go this year, go next year and save big $. Yawn.
Well bye! hope you got good deals!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Psalm 1

Psalms 1:
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Thanksgiving story

Today is the day Pilgrims gave thanks to God for their safe trip to America. They shot targets for fun and that attracted some Natives. The Pilgrims where afraid and invited them to there meal. The Natives brought turkeys and deer, corn and bread. They then gave thanks together. They ate food the Native brought and Pilgrims made. The Pilgrims enjoyed being of the ship they where truly thankful.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to which also you were called in one body;
and be thankful.
Colossians 3:15

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
And believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
Romans 10:9