Archive for October, 2011

Born Again/Born Again

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

What does “new birth” or “born again” terminology make you think of in our world? What do you think it meant in Jesus’ mind?

I think that being born again in our world means to have accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts and to have asked for forgiveness. In the video however, I learned that the only way to get to heaven is to be born again. But what Jesus meant by being born again is to have been born again in water (baptized) and in Spirit. Although im not 100% sure this still applies today (I don’t see why it wouldn’t) I think that as a Christian we should all get baptized and have accepted Jesus in us.

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Psalm 4

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

David writes this Psalm inorder to praise God. David begins by giving thanks to God for His righteousness, and for forgiving our sins. My favorite part of this is the last verse. I have know this verse in Spanish since I was very young in Puerto Rico. It says, “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. NKJV” This verse had helped me to not have any nightmares and it bacame part of my nightly prayer. It is probably the only verse that I know off the top of my head that is in Psalms.

The God Who Reigns

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Since we were young and in Sunday School we have adapted to the image that God is s King. Althought He might not have a crown, a robe, or a huge palace, He does have the authority and power to do whatever He wants. We call him a king because He rules over us, others, and the earth becasue he created everything. Man have made many attempts to rule over a nation or dominate the world, yet their efforts eventually cause them to become prideful and ultimately turn their backs on God. Even the most common, selfless men fell into self- destruction and greed. For example, David was just a young shepherd boy when God called upon him to be king, but like all good men in a high position, David slowly began to fall and eventually was punished for his selfishness. He is just one example out of all the other men turning away from God even after all He had given them.  Maybe God uses these men as examples for us showing that the most generous of men will inevitably be shackled to the chains of despair and misery because of their sins, and we should not desire any part of being above anyone else. God which is the greatest, He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.