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06/08/2014

1 Corinthians 13:4–8 details specific characteristics of love (agapē).

Love is patient;
Love is kind;
Love does not envy;
Is not boastful’ is not conceited;
Does not act improperly;
Is not selfish; is not provoked;
Does not keep a record of wrongs;
Finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth;
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.

05/30/2014

Today in History: 339 AD? May 30th

Death of Eusebius, 74, Father of early church history. He attended the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, and his "Historia Ecclesiastica" contains an abundance of detail on the first three centuries of the Early Church found nowhere else in ancient literature.

1431 AD May 30th

French heroine Joan of Arc, 19, a prisoner of the English, was burned at the stake for heresy. (She was later canonized in 1920 by Benedict XV.)

How do we interpret the Bible?There are two specific things that one must do in order to interpret the Bible effectively...
05/30/2014

How do we interpret the Bible?

There are two specific things that one must do in order to interpret the Bible effectively. One is by discovering the Literary Context of the passages themselves and the other is what I want to focus on for a moment which is the Historical-Cultural Context. But what is Historical-Cultural Context and why is it important? By historical-cultural context we are referring to information about the biblical writer, the biblical audience, and any other historical-cultural elements touched on by the passage itself. Historical-cultural context relates to just about anything outside the text that will help you understand the text itself (e.g., what life was like for the Israelites as they wandered in the desert, what the Pharisees believed about the Sabbath, where Paul was when he wrote Philippians). Literary context, by contrast, relates to the context within the book (e.g., the form a passage takes, the flow of argument within the book, and the meaning of the words and sentences that surround the passage you are studying). One thing that I do caution is for you to not let yourself slowly evolve into nothing more than a walking database of ancient facts. Don't lose your interpretive heart in your quest for information to deepen your understanding of the text. Keep your study of the background of the Bible in proper perspective. We study the historical-cultural context not as an end in itself, but as a tool to help us grasp and apply the meaning of the biblical context.

05/29/2014

Today in History: 1453 AD May 29th

Constantinople, the capital of Eastern Christianity from A.D. 324, fell to the Turks. The city afterward became the capital of the Ottoman Empire and was renamed Istanbul. Its conquest marked the end of the Middle Ages.

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05/23/2014

10 ways to pray on Memorial Day! As a veteran, I would really appreciate this :) Please share!

05/18/2014

Today in History: 1947 AD May 17th

The Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAA) was formally established at Atlantic City, NJ, as a breakaway movement from within the American Baptist Convention.

05/15/2014

Today in History: 1455 AD May 15th

A crusade against the Turks and for the capture of Constantinople was proclaimed by Pope Calixtus III.

05/14/2014

Today in History: 1607 AD May 14th

In Virginia, on the first Sunday after the arrival of the Jamestown Expedition, Anglican priest Robert Hunt, 39, held the first Anglican service in the New World. Named chaplain of the expedition to Jamestown, Hunt was also the first Anglican priest to come to America.

05/14/2014

Today in History: 1981 AD May 13th

In St. Peter's Square, Rome, Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca, 23, shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in an assassination attempt. Following a long convalescence, however, John Paul resumed his world travels.

05/13/2014

Today in History: 1310 AD May 12th

Fifty-four Knights Templars were burned at the stake as heretics in France. Established during the Crusades to protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land, this military order came into increasing conflict with Rome until Clement V officially dissolved it in 1312 at the Council of Vienna.

05/11/2014

Today in History: 1682 AD May 11th

The General Court of Massachusetts repealed two laws which had been passed two years earlier: one forbade the keeping of Christmas, and the second mandated capital punishment for Quakers who returned to the colony after being banished.

05/11/2014

Today in History: 1812 AD May 10th

Birth of Frances Elizabeth Cox, English translator. She made 56 contributions to the 1841 publication, "Sacred Hymns from the German," including "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above."

05/09/2014

Today in History: 1961 AD May 9th

English apologist C.S. Lewis, offering an evaluation of English Bible translations, wrote in a letter: 'A modern translation is for most purposes far more useful than the Authorized [i.e., King James] Version.'

Did you Know?Ancient Hittites were totally lost to history, except from biblical references making a vast amount of skep...
05/09/2014

Did you Know?

Ancient Hittites were totally lost to history, except from biblical references making a vast amount of skeptics to question their existence. However, archaeological excavations at bogazkoy in Turkey in 1906 revealed the ancient Hittite capital of Hiatuses and uncovered thousands of Hittite texts on clay tablets. Now we know a lot about the Hittite culture and its people.

Did you Know?Damascus, the current capital of Syria, is the oldest city in the world that is still inhabited today. Its ...
05/09/2014

Did you Know?

Damascus, the current capital of Syria, is the oldest city in the world that is still inhabited today. Its history that stretches back nearly 12,000 years. Jericho is the second oldest city that is still inhabited with its history going back 11,000 years. Jericho is also the oldest walled city in the world with evidence of its wall going back nearly 9,000 years.

Did you Know?The pilgrims who landed at Plymouth made a contract prior to touching land while still on the boat. This co...
05/09/2014

Did you Know?

The pilgrims who landed at Plymouth made a contract prior to touching land while still on the boat. This contract is known as the mayflower compact and it was the first governing document for the Plymouth colony of pilgrims. It clearly states that the reason they came was to advance the Christian faith and the glory of god.

The mayflower compact states

"In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620."

05/08/2014

Today in History: 1816 AD May 8th

The American Bible Society was organized in the Dutch Reformed Church on Garden Street in NY City. The non-profit society was instituted to promote wider circulation of the Scriptures by publishing Bibles without notes or comments.

05/08/2014

Today in History: 1787 AD May 7th

The New Jerusalem Church was formally established in London. More popularly known as Swedenborgianism, its theological tenets were based on the writings of Swedish scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). The first congregation in the U.S. was formed in Baltimore in 1792.

Did you Know?Nineveh was a prominent Mesopotamian city located on the Tigris River. Its origin dates back before 3000 BC...
05/07/2014

Did you Know?

Nineveh was a prominent Mesopotamian city located on the Tigris River. Its origin dates back before 3000 BC. The city was an important center for the worship of the goddess Ishtar, and its strategic location enabled the city to control important trade routes by land and river.

Did you know?Stephen was the second person to suffer and die for the Church, first being Jesus, and his story, along wit...
05/07/2014

Did you know?

Stephen was the second person to suffer and die for the Church, first being Jesus, and his story, along with the persecution, is recorded in Acts 6-9. The reason he was martyred was because of the faithful way that he proclaimed the Gospel to those who had killed Jesus. They became so enraged that they eventually drove him out of the city and stoned him to death. Stephens martyrdom was eight years after the Crucifixion of Jesus, which would place his death in the year A.D. 35, since it is supposed that Jesus was actually born in 6 B.C., about two years before Herod the Great died in 4 B.C. (see Matthew 2:16)

Did you know?The extant manuscripts of the writings of the 1st century Romano-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus include ...
05/07/2014

Did you know?

The extant manuscripts of the writings of the 1st century Romano-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus include references to Jesus and the origins of Christianity. Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews, written around 93–94 AD, includes two references to the biblical Jesus Christ in Books 18 and 20 and a reference to John the Baptist in Book 18.

05/07/2014

Today in History: 1527 AD May 6th

Forty thousand mercenaries, hired by Cardinal Pompeo Colonna, sacked the city of Rome, destroying two-thirds of the houses. They butchered clergy and laity alike, and forced Clement VII to flee, disguised as a gardener. It was the end of the golden age of the Renaissance.

Did you Know?In 1009 the Fatimid caliph of Cairo, al-Hakim, who controlled Jerusalem at the time, ordered the destructio...
05/05/2014

Did you Know?

In 1009 the Fatimid caliph of Cairo, al-Hakim, who controlled Jerusalem at the time, ordered the destruction of the Holy Places. They were subsequently restored, but Christians who travelled on pilgrimage to Jerusalem were treated more and more harshly. In 1070 the Seljuk Turks conquered Jerusalem from the Fatimids, but they did not treat Christians any better. The Christian response came in 1095. Pope Urban ll declared that Muslim dominance of the Middle East in general, and of the Holy Places in particular, had to be brought to an end. The Council of Claremont ratified his decree, and the people responded eagerly. The following year, a series of mighty armies-surrounded by well-wishers- streamed eastwards. By 1098 both Edessa and Antioch had fallen to the crusaders, and the following year Jerusalem itself followed and was put under the Christian rule of Godfrey of Bouillon. These events marked the beginning of the infamous Crusades.

05/05/2014

Today in History: 1988 AD May 5th

Eugene Antonio Marino, 53, was installed as the archbishop of Atlanta, becoming the first black Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S.

05/05/2014

Today in History: 1950 AD May 5th

American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: 'The conflict of science and religion is fought between the errors of both camps.'

05/04/2014

Today in History: 1746 AD May 4th

The Moravians in Pennsylvania established the Moravian Women's Seminary at Bethlehem. It was the first educational institution of its kind established by the "Unitas Fratrum" in (colonial) America.

05/03/2014

Today in History: 1850 AD May 3rd

Sixteen year old Charles H. Spurgeon made his public profession of faith in Jesus Christ in a Primitive Methodist Chapel, in Colchester, England. Spurgeon began a preaching career the following year which did not end until his death in 1892.

05/02/2014

Today in History: 1507 AD May 2nd

Two years after entering the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt, future German reformer Martin Luther, 23, was consecrated a priest. (Luther remained in the order until 1521, when he was excommunicated from the Catholic Church.)

05/01/2014

Today in History: 1501 AD May 1st

In his encyclical "Ad ea quae circa decorem," Pope Alexander VI sanctioned the Minim Friars, a religious order founded by Francis of Paola (1416-1507) in 1435.

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05/01/2014

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Did you Know?In the 1700s, Jakob Ammann led a group of conservative Anabaptists to separate from their fellow Mennonites...
05/01/2014

Did you Know?

In the 1700s, Jakob Ammann led a group of conservative Anabaptists to separate from their fellow Mennonites. These stricter Anabaptists were called "Amish," after their leader. When the German Amish migrated to the northeastern United States, they became known as the "Pennsylvania Deutsch" (or "Pennsylvania Germans").

04/30/2014

Today in History: 418 AD April 30th

Roman Emperor Honorius (who ruled 395-423) issued a decree denouncing Pelagianism, which taught that humanity can take the initial and fundamental steps toward salvation by its own efforts, apart from divine grace.

04/29/2014

Today in History: 1607 AD April 29th

The first Anglican (Episcopal) church in the American colonies was established at Cape Henry, Virginia.

Did you Know?The fish became an early symbol of Christian faith. Why? Each letter of the Greek word for fish-IXOYE (icht...
04/29/2014

Did you Know?

The fish became an early symbol of Christian faith. Why? Each letter of the Greek word for fish-IXOYE (ichthus)- could be used to remember an aspect of Christ's life.

I= Iesous (Jesus)
X= Christos (Christ)
O= Theou (God's)
Y= Uios (Son)
E= Soter (Savior)

04/29/2014

Question:

Early Christians refused to share in cultural customs that devalues human life, such as abandoning unwanted infants. What cultural customs should Christians avoid today and why? Comment below.

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