Tag: Jesus

[changed perspectives]

[changed perspectives]

It was about 5AM. We were exhausted from travelling all night long from Antalya to Istanbul and were ready to finally board the plane that would take us home to Kyiv. The registration was still closed, even though it was only about an hour before the flight. It was hard to stay awake, but we …

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[the ways God works]

[the ways God works]

My brain is positively overloaded. Saying good-bye to dear friends, Saying hello to new people at work. Feeling tired from lack of sleep, Yet energized after a workout at the gym. Feeling sad because life is back to usual routine, Yet feeling happy because I now have more great memories to hold on to. David …

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[can you carry me?]

[can you carry me?]

This post is inspired by memories from the camp and by a powerful post by Duane Scott – go read it – it’s awesome. It was the very last morning. In just a few hours, we would pack into busses and leave the camp. We were busy preparing the final day video presentations at night …

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[Michael Belk: “Journeys with the Messiah”]

[Michael Belk: “Journeys with the Messiah”]

There was a photograph of Jesus and a Nazi man, walking side by side on a country road. The photograph is taken by Michael Belk, a guy who was a fashion photographer for 30 years (Vogue, GQ, etc). He felt God asking him, “Are you using all that I gave you for yourself or you are spreading My news?” So, this was the answer Michael Belk gave God.

[Book Review: THE JESUS YOU CAN’T IGNORE by John MacArthur]

[Book Review: THE JESUS YOU CAN’T IGNORE by John MacArthur]

Jesus is often portrayed as a meek and nice guy, while His confrontations with the religious people are played down. However, there were times when Jesus was not someone who only played nice. In his book, MacArthur discusses the times when Jesus openly opposed the teachers of the Law and Pharisees regarding the hypocrisy of their faith. The book is based roughly on the sermon of Jesus recorded in Matthew 23 and critique of the Evangelical Manifesto.

[prison break]

[prison break]

“Do you want to be free?” You stare at the person at the door through the steel bars. “What kind of question is it?” you ask incredulously. “Of course I do!” That was what you have been dreaming for years. To finally leave this dingy cell of misery, to see the sky not through the …

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[random notes: Passion – movie trivia thoughts]

[random notes: Passion – movie trivia thoughts]

During the scourging scene, James Caviezel accidentally got whipped twice. The first time knocked the wind out of him, and the second time hurt so much it caused him wrench his hand quickly from his shackles, scraping his wrist badly. The remainder of the scourging scenes were finished by using visual effects: the actors playing …

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[love: a choice or a feeling?]

[love: a choice or a feeling?]

Now I know–and I have taught over and over–that “love” is not a feeling, but a commitment. Well pardon my Lenten blubbering here, but sometimes the feeling of love can be pretty intoxicating and even necessary. David S. Hayes (Check the entire blog post here) A friend of mine wrote those words and as I …

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[on fasting, Lent, and temptations]

[on fasting, Lent, and temptations]

Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” Matthew 16:23, NLT Just a few years ago, every time I heard these words they made me feel… awkward at best, really uncomfortable …

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