persecution is promised by Jesus. It refines our character and causes the good news of God’s love to spread by suffering for the lost
Herod murders babies in Jerusalem, Pharoah orders the murder of all the male Hebrew children in Egypt. When God is about to send deliverers, Satan motivates worldly powers to destroy that generation. We are living in a time such as this when the shedding of innocent blood is considered a good thing, and corrupt rulers and perverted courts oppress the people. How should we respond? Praise God (Anyhow).
A different take on the end times: the Great Tribulation happened in 70 AD, and the meaning of the Desolating Sacrilege, & Dispensationalism
Reconciliation sometimes requires confrontation. It can be an act of love to confront someone with their behavior, rather than ignore it, excuse it, or become indifferent to them. Confrontation can be an act of love.
John used Genesis to show that the Son of God, made flesh in the Incarnation, was at the beginning of Creation and through him all things were created. Jesus is the Logos: the reason for being and the meaning of life.
We are in a season where we are separated and have to have communion with our families in our homes, which is like the time the Hebrews were hiding in their homes during Passover, as the last plague in Eqypt took the firstborn children of the Egyptians. Our Communion with Jesus should extend to care for our neighbors… those hungry and without.
If Jesus were here today in this room, how many of you would doubt that you could go up to him and he would heal you? You believe he would because that is what he did when he was on the earth. Did he ever turn anyone down who came to him? No. It says “he healed them all…”