Creeds of the Kehillah ~ Part 8


My Heart is for Israel

The Apostles’ Creed ~ Part 7

This post will continue our closer look at the Apostles’ Creed to learn more about what we affirm that we believe.

AND IN JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S ONLY SON, OUR LORD:

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD

If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there”~ Psalm 139:8 (CJB). [1] The message of the Bible is that death is not the end. Death does not defeat God’s promise. Death is not separation from

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Organized Religion in 21st Century America — Does God Exist? Today


In 1999, the Gallup Poll said that 70% of all Americans belonged to a church, synagogue, or mosque. In March of 2021, that number has dropped to 47%. That doesn’t mean 53% of all Americans are atheists, but it does indicate a failure of organized religion in 21st century America.When you look at the climbing…

Organized Religion in 21st Century America — Does God Exist? Today

SUNDAY (April 11, 2021)


Read. Pray. Love. Daily.

“Order of Worship” α

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§ WE ARE LED INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Through prayer, let’s draw near to our heavenly Father through His only Son Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, approaching the throne of grace with confidence that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need:

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the
works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that,
having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again
with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious
kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and…

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Walk humbly with God


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With what shall I come before the Lord
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Bible Reading: Micah 6:6-8

This Old Testament passage from the Prophet Micah is one of the most well-known texts of the twelve Minor Prophets. Although much less is known about the Micah than the Major Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah (for example), he can be dated to approximately 721 BCE, the time period of the deportation of the…

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“To Him Belongs the Consummation of Things” — The Scriptorium Daily


Petrus van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical Theology (volume 2, chapter 27) has an excellent treatment of the Holy Spirit. I just want to unpack a little something he says in the introductory paragraph, before he gets to the main body of the pneumatology (in parts exegetical, dogmatic, elenctic, and practical). Here’s a little picture of the Latin,…

“To Him Belongs the Consummation of Things” — The Scriptorium Daily

Mystery of Christ and the Church


My Musings

This morning, I went to church with my family, though my twin brother had to work full time as a healthcare worker. We listened to the speaking brother share on Ephesians 3:1-13.

It is about a mystery concerning Christ Jesus and the church, revealed by His Spirit and that speaks of God’s Will.

1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles– 2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and…

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What is predestination? Is predestination biblical?


Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts

The Reformed View of Predestination

Here is a great question about predestination. Many people don’t get it and question it all together. This answer is from www.gotquestions.org. There is also a very well done video summary.

Also, here is a very helpful article by Wayne Grudem: Election and Reprobation | Monergism 

“What is predestination? Is predestination biblical?”Answer: Romans 8:29-30 tells us, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” Ephesians 1:5 and 11 declare, “He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of…

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eVotion — Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church


Focus Stop and thank God for being present with you today. Ask for God’s guidance as you hear God’s voice through scripture and the writer. Read 1 John 1:1-2:2 New Revised Standard Version 1 We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we…

eVotion — Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

New Calendar Orthodox Daily Digest for 4/11/2021


Orthodox Daily Readings

Fasting Guidelines

Sunday April 11, 2021
Fasting information unavailable.

Scripture Readings


John 21:15-25 (11th Matins Gospel)

So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. Most assuredly, I say to…

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Old Calendar Orthodox Daily Digest for 4/11/2021


Orthodox Daily Readings

Fasting Guidelines

Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone three.
Great Lent. Food with Oil

Scripture Readings

John 21:15-25 (11th Matins Gospel)
So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My…

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