Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The Four Gospels
By Rev. Barbara Annette Durbin
I believe that reading the Four Gospels teaches us several things.
1. It teaches us the History of Jesus.
His Birth as told by Prophesies.
His Teachings of the Gods Law from the Old Testament.
His Miracles, Healings, Releasing of Demons, Walking on water.
His Death on the Cross. Fight with Satan in the Underworld.
His Resurrection Three Days Later. And ascension into Heaven.
2. It teaches us that God Is the same today as he was yesterday and will be the same forevermore. God is the beginning and the end.
3. Jesus came not to Judge us, but to Free us of our sins and release us from the evil one. He brought us Salvation.
John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
John 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God .” 4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” 5 Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. 6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. 7 So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”
4. Among His teachings of Gods Law.
Jesus came with a new Commandment – To LOVE One Another.
It is easy to love a friend. To love an enemy is of a much greater and higher love.
The Path to LOVE is Lead by:
My Father God - Jesus - the Holy Spirit
GOD is LOVE
5. God has given us Free Will.
It is up to us to decide to follow God or to follow other.
I believe that God loves us and as His child His desire is for us to chose Him.
I see the Gospels as with all of the New Testament as a Manual of how to live life.
How to treat others. How to treat oneself. How to accept God and his Laws.
Whether Man or Woman, In Gods eyes we are the same.
The Spirit is really neither.
We often seem to be looking for answers. Thing is, if more people were to look to the Bible, they will find the answers they seek.
Have Faith to that which is unseen.
In Prayer.... here are some of the things that enter my mind:
You have to let go of the past, of the pain and regret.
Open your heart to new beginnings.
Have Faith, Hope & Believe.
Be slow to anger and slow to speak.
Forgive as you would want to be forgiven.
Do unto others, as you'd have them do unto you.
At this moment; I need to add...
Make each day, each moment count.
Walk in LOVE... it is key.
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