Posts tagged miracles
Posts tagged miracles
Live bluegrass gospel from Bluegrass Etc. with “Paul and Silas”.
Please and Thank You
Does it go without saying that we should follow Jesus’ example? Then, consider this: Jesus prayed before two if the biggest miracles He ever did, and He began each prayer by saying, “Thank You”.
One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. (John 6:8-9, 11 NKJV)
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”
Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” (John 11:41-44 NKJV)
A Man With a Nature Like Ours
“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” (James 5:16-18 NKJV)
Ronja - on We Heart It. http://m.weheartit.com/entry/17102671
Amazed“The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus. But since they could see the man who had been healed standing right there among them, there was nothing the council could say.” (Acts 4:13-14 NLT)
The Duo by Slawcio :)
Satan had a busy night in Aurora, Colorado. The numbers of dead and wounded from last night’s theater shooting are staggering. So, too, will be the healing and miracles that grow out of this tragedy.
Isn’t the devil’s utter lack of originality contemptible? Those people had gone to see the new Batman flick, and all Satan could manage was to imitate some campy Batman villain. Poison gas (the shooter had a gas mask, of course), and a hiding place near a dumpster, ensuring that he’d be caught and that his name would be known. Pathetic!
Don’t misunderstand me: I don’t mean to make light of the tremendous losses and deep emotional wounds inflicted on the victims. All I am saying is this: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4 KJV).”
Knowing that, we can act with tremendous intentionality to show through our actions that God is greater than any mayhem the devil cooks up. For most of us, this means short-term involvement — a check, a call to our representatives in Washington. For others, it’s the long-awaited calling to start a victims ministry, get a medical degree, join the police academy, or simply to reach out to the lonely, isolated, rejected people around us.
Christians are fond of saying we’ve read the end of the book, and God wins. Jesus tells us not to wait until the end rolls around, but to be a light to the world right now, to show the world that God wins every second we love others as ourselves.
I can’t say enough good things about this article. Finally, finally, FINALLY, someone explains, in context , Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek.
If you’ve ever had trouble understanding and obeying this one, if you’ve ever been put off by the seeming contradictions to this command elsewhere in the Bible, you’ll be blessed by this article. If you’ve ever been bullied, if you’ve ever ministered to someone who has, you will feel positively stitched back together by the grace that overflows from Katelyn Beatty’s words from today’s online edittion of Christianity Today’s women’s blog, Her.meneutics.
We are indeed, as St. Teresa of Avila said, Jesus’ hands and feet in the world. Through us, even through a simple OpEd piece like this one, He works miracles for lost, dying, outcast people. Jesus is a healer of the brokenhearted, and a resurrector of the dead, even now.
Bluegrass gospel from Ralph Stanley, testifying mountain style about some heroes of the faith.
“These Men of God”
Untitled on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/28551587
Keep Your Friends Close
And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. ( Mark 5:2-4 ESV)
Naturally, Jesus heals the guy. What do you think happens next?
And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. (Mark 5:15-17 ESV)
Not only will they be ungrateful and call you crazy, they’ll, ahem, invite you to leave town. Stay in prayer, understanding now why you must assemble your circle of faith friends first, just as Jesus assembled the twelve apostles before He began to work miracles.
We’re all ordinary until Jesus starts doing miracles with us and through us: The River Of Jordan - Country gospel from The Louvin Brothers (by neilbeck87)
If God is back in your life, are you grateful or hateful? The Stanley Brothers have some food for thought and classic bluegrass gospel.
You’re not the boss of me, so who is? Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice give the best possible answer with gorgeous, live bluegrass gospel.
Hank Williams models some grown-up, Christian behavior for us with a gospel classic.
Uphill Climb has a winning strategy and some heartfelt bluegrass gospel for those who are still asking Jesus to “Pick me, pick me!”