Grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ (John 1: 17, Jerusalem Bible)
I was in the middle of watching a advertisement about sagging skin and the product they claimed would get rid of this ‘physical problem’ under the eyes. It seemed it would alleviate the emotional pain that came with having physical unattractiveness as well. That was never said, but isn’t feeling unattractive emotional? Then put the cream on again and again and make sure you get a good night’s sleep for good measure! That does not solve the emotional side of it.
I was hearing the reviews customers gave about the product and how it solved their problem. I always find reviews in advertisements a little if not a lot ingenuine. How can one prove the review is sincere in a format intended to promote a product? I guess some people feel this way about churches.Continue reading
So, as I was talking about in my previous post, I have been taking notes on the gospel of Mark. From what I gather, if I remember right, the gospel of Mark is about personal identity. Namely, the identity of Jesus.Continue reading
When Jesus Returns by David Pawson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The subject of the return to earth of Jesus Christ, from heaven after two thousand years, has gained traction in church circles in recent years as the world declines – mainly among those Christians who believe what the Bible says, holding it as the revealed word of God – where many turn to verses that point to Jesus Christ’s return during testing times.
“Blessed are those who have not seen yet still believe” is what Jesus said to Thomas, a disciple of Jesus, who needed evidence that Jesus had resurrected from the dead. Jesus provided the evidence. Himself! Who was Jesus referring to when he said, “Blessed are those who have not seen yet still believe”? You, me, everyone else who did not physically see Jesus after his resurrection. The only qualifying thing is belief–in Jesus. They are blessed, because just believing in Jesus can be a blessing. This Jesus who makes life conquer death.