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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 13, 2012]

    04/13/2012 4:40:56 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    What To Do When Your Burden Is Overwhelming "Cast your burden on the Lord . . ." —Psalm 55:22 We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off. God wants us to roll them back on Him— to literally “cast your burden,” which He has given you, “on the Lord . . . .” If we set out to serve God...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-13-12, Friday within the Octave of Easter

    04/12/2012 7:32:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-13-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 13, 2012 Friday within the Octave of Easter Reading 1Acts 4:1-12 After the crippled man had been cured,while Peter and John were still speaking to the people,the priests, the captain of the temple guard,and the Sadducees confronted them,disturbed that they were teaching the peopleand proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.They laid hands on Peter and Johnand put them in custody until the next day,since it was already evening.But many of those who heard the word came to believeand the number of men grew to about five thousand. On the next day, their leaders, elders, and...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 12, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/12/2012 4:50:24 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Keep Seeking Today's Scripture Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Is there something you are believing God for today? Does it seem like its taking a long time to come to pass? Be encouraged because the Bible says that through faith and patience you will inherit His promises! If youll stay in faith, if youll keep on seeking Him, it wont be long until you see that...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 12, 2012]

    04/12/2012 4:48:44 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Complete and Effective Dominion "Death no longer has dominion over Him. . . . the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God . . ." —Romans 6:9-11 Co-Eternal Life. Eternal life is the life which Jesus Christ exhibited on the human level. And it is this same life, not simply a copy of it, which is made evident in our mortal flesh when we are born again. Eternal life is not a gift from God; eternal life is the gift of God. The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-12-12, Thursday within the Octave of Easter

    04/11/2012 7:29:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-12-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 12, 2012 Thursday within the Octave of Easter Reading 1Acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called "Solomon's Portico."When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,"You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,and why do you look so intently at usas if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesuswhom you handed over...
  • The Lord's Disciple...(servant Songs 8)

    Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mothers divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away. Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there...
  • That Strange Mass the Pope Doesn't Like

    04/11/2012 6:45:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Chiesa Online ^ | 4/11/12 | Sandro Magister
    It is the Mass according to the rite of the Neocatechumenal Way. Benedict XVI has ordered the congregation for the doctrine of the faith to examine it thoroughly. Its condemnation appears to be sealedROME, April 11, 2012 With a letter written personally to Cardinal William J. Levada, Benedict XVI has ordered the congregation for the doctrine of the faith to examine whether the Neocatechumenal Masses are or are not in keeping with the liturgical teaching and practice of the Catholic Church. A "problem," in the pope's judgment, that is "of great urgency" for the whole Church. Benedict XVI has...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 11, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/11/2012 4:53:31 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    The Reward of Diligence Today's Scripture The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied Proverbs 13:4, RSV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God longs to pour out His favor and blessing on you. He has rewards, victory and promotion for you, but these things dont happen automatically. You have to do your part. You have to be diligent. First of all, you have to be diligent to seek His ways and follow His commands. Then you also have to be diligent with what you have in your handyour...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 11, 2012]

    04/11/2012 4:51:40 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Complete and Effective Divinity "If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection . . ." —Romans 6:5 Co-Resurrection. The proof that I have experienced crucifixion with Jesus is that I have a definite likeness to Him. The Spirit of Jesus entering me rearranges my personal life before God. The resurrection of Jesus has given Him the authority to give the life of God to me, and the experiences of my life must now be built on the foundation of His life. I can have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-11-12, Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

    04/10/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-11-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 11, 2012 Wednesday within the Octave of Easter Reading 1Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o'clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called "the Beautiful Gate" every dayto beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, "Look at us."He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter said, "I have...
  • God's Servant tempted to Despair...(Servant Songs pt 7)

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 10, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/10/2012 4:45:10 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    It Has a Great Reward Today's Scripture Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward (Hebrews 10:35, NASB) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you been praying and believing for something that seems like its taking a lot longer than you anticipated? Many times, people can miss Gods best simply because they give up before they see their due season come. Dont let that be you! Be encouraged today; your answer is closer than you think! If it seems like things are getting more difficult, remember, when the intensity heats up, that means you are...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 10, 2012]

    04/10/2012 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Complete and Effective Decision About Sin ". . . our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin" —Romans 6:6 Co-Crucifixion. Have you made the following decision about sin—that it must be completely killed in you? It takes a long time to come to the point of making this complete and effective decision about sin. It is, however, the greatest moment in your life once you decide that sin must die in you-not simply be restrained, suppressed, or counteracted, but crucified—just as...
  • Traditional True Mass Propers : Dominica Resurrectionis ~ Paschaltide : Easter Sunday

    04/10/2012 1:48:29 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 53 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dmini 8 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers Dominica Resurrectionis ~ Paschaltide : Easter Sunday Anno Dmini 8 April 2012 Statio ad Sancta Maram Majorem ~ Station at Saint Mary Major Commemorating The Resurrection of Our Redeemer, Jesus Christ Color : Albus/White Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance Resurrxi, et adhuc tecum sum, allelja: potusti super me manum tuam, allelja: mirbilis facta est scintia tua. Allelja, allelja..... ( I arose and am still with thee, alleluia: Thou hast laid Thy hand upon me, alleluia; Thy knowledge is become wonderful, alleluia, alleluia..... )...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-10-12, Tuesday within the Octave of Easter

    04/09/2012 8:28:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-10-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 10, 2012 Tuesday within the Octave of Easter Reading 1Acts 2:36-41 On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people,"Let the whole house of Israel know for certainthat God has made him both Lord and Christ,this Jesus whom you crucified." Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,and they asked Peter and the other Apostles,"What are we to do, my brothers?"Peter said to them,"Repent and be baptized, every one of you,in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins;and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.For...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 9, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/09/2012 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    He is a Rewarder Today's Scripture And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him (Hebrews 11:6, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Do you see God as a rewarder today? Notice this verse doesnt say that God rewards those who deserve it or have earned it. It doesnt say that God rewards those who act perfectly and never make mistakes. No, Gods blessing isnt based on our performance, its based on our faith our belief in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 9, 2012]

    04/09/2012 4:38:59 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Have You Seen Jesus? "After that, He appeared in another form to two of them . . ." —Mark 16:12 Being saved and seeing Jesus are not the same thing. Many people who have never seen Jesus have received and share in God’s grace. But once you have seen Him, you can never be the same. Other things will not have the appeal they did before.You should always recognize the difference between what you see Jesus to be and what He has done for you. If you see only what He has done for you, your God is not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-12, Monday within the Octave of Easter

    04/08/2012 8:42:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RAB ^ | 04-09-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 9, 2012 Monday within the Octave of Easter Reading 1Acts 2:14, 22-33 On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:"You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.Let this be known to you, and listen to my words. "You who are children of Israel, hear these words.Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by Godwith mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,you killed, using lawless...
  • Mormons have sub-par Easter services [testimony from a Mormon]

    04/08/2012 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 139 replies
    Wheat and Tares.org ^ | April 8, 2012 | Mormon Heretic
    There were some interesting comments from the poll yesterday. I wont say that our poll is representative of Mormons in general, but I do agree with the results. As of the time I wrote this, 75% of people who responded to our poll say that Mormons have sub-par Easter services. Why is that?Last Sunday was Palm Sunday. SteveS noted that there were 0 references to Jesus entry into Jerusalem, no shout outs to Palm Sunday festivities celebrating Christ as Lord and Son of God. No hosannas shouted that day. Hardly any references at all to the upcoming Easter holy day....
  • He is Risen!

    04/08/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 9 replies
    04-08-12 | Bill Randles
    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen...