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Jesus Christ, Jehovah God's Son, told us to watch. We watch the news and current events because many situations might fit what the scriptures say. It can help us to better prepare ourselves for Christ's second coming. Our articles are meant for sharing on information to watch both in current events and in improving ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ.

We encourage comments and information regarding Bible scripture.

Saturday, 08 September 2012

Humility and the Root of Resistance

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What is humility, and why is it important for us to be humble? To be humble means to be meek, lowly, down-to-earth, and demure. It also means that you are not proud or haughty, not arrogant or assertive, that you express yourself or offer your opinion in a spirit of deference or submission. When you are humble, you rank yourself low in a hierarchy or on a scale, you consider yourself insignificant, you are unpretentious, and you do not display your lifestyle in a costly manner or luxuriously.
Friday, 20 July 2012

Encourage Each Other

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Hebrews 10:23-25 tells us to encourage each other as we see the day of Jesus Christ’s return and judgment approaching. Why should we encourage each other? We all know that encouragement helps us get through trying situations and tough times. The apostle Paul in Hebrews 3:13 tells the brethren to encourage each other so that we do not become hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Friday, 06 July 2012

Where Have All the Manners Gone?

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During a stop at a local post office not long ago, I encountered a little boy not more than 3 or 4 years old, “greeting” everyone who came in and out of the entry way with a loud and very vulgar profanity as he waited for his mom, dad or another adult who he had accompanied there. I glimpsed an elderly woman recoil with a shocked expression as the little guy clearly uttered the obscene phrase to her. What struck me was not so much that this child was being naughty, but that he had picked up that phrase from some sort of interaction in his young life and figured it was an appropriate way to express himself to others. How sad.
Friday, 22 June 2012

Cause and Effect

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It is a small, chaotic world. Spain is back in recession. According to National Public Radio, “Official data on Monday confirmed Spain is back in its second recession in three years after shrinking by 0.3 percent in the first quarter, following a similar decline in the previous three-month period.” The source states, “Ratings agency Standard & Poor's last week downgraded Spain to just three notches above junk, following up the move on Monday by lowering its rating for 11 Spanish banks.” “Investors are worried that Spain will not be able to support its banks, which are burdened with massive amounts of bad loans from an imploded property market. But rescuing Spain, the fourth-largest economy in the 17-country eurozone, might prove too expensive for the continent's bailout funds.” [1]
Have you heard how religions go around saying to people “have you accepted Jesus Christ in your heart”? It is right to have an accepting heart that wants to learn and follow from the teachings of Jesus Christ. But Jesus didn’t go around soliciting like these religions of Christendom are doing. In fact, Jesus said in John 15:16 “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you…”. Jesus Christ chooses those who have the heart condition of meekness and humility. The wrong attitude is choosing Jesus without any responsibility to learn who Jesus is. It is arrogant to think we can choose Jesus despite any of our actions.
Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Was Jesus Christ Nailed to a Cross?

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Was Jesus Christ Nailed to a “Cross”?

This month’s current event article is related to a common search on our website in regard to the origin of the cross. Was Jesus Christ nailed to a two member timber frame forming a cross? The Bible and history does not support Christ’s crucifix on a two-member beam that forms a cross. The New Testament of the Bible teaches that Christ died on a stake or pole. Most of Christendom believes Jesus Christ was crucified on a two-member timber frame forming a cross. The origin of the cross has pagan background. Christians who want to take Jesus Christ seriously should consider the true meaning behind the cross.
Monday, 20 February 2012

Nurturing Your Inner Self

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Our Creator did not make us so that we can be stressed out all the time. But many of us are. We worry about day-to-day activities, how we will pay the bills, ways to interact with family members, how to help others, and how to be good Christian examples.

Do you constantly feel stressed out? Are your worries worth the mental effort that you expend? If you live in America, you probably run a busy life trying to keep up with work and home while attaining a work-life balance and still have some time to cultivate moments to retain your own sanity. Or maybe you have already learned how to manage the stress that you encounter regularly. Only you can determine the level of stress that is manageable for you.

If you find yourself overloaded or always taking care of someone else’s needs rather than putting your own needs ahead of others, you might need to look for ways to nurture your own inner self. You don’t have to relinquish helping others, but you should weigh the cost of not taking care of yourself in the process of your service to others. Identify ways to nurture yourself that do not cause you to neglect those you serve. Be aware that it takes time to analyze your own needs. Be patient and kind to yourself. Remember that Almighty God Jehovah gives mercy to those who love Him. Here are some ideas.
Monday, 20 February 2012

The Dark Side Of Sports

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Violence_in_SportsThe U.S. recently celebrated an event that has almost become a national holiday--the NFL Super Bowl. While many “Super Sunday” football parties are a time for people to gather with family and friends and have fun as they cheer on their favorite teams, there is a more dark and brutal side to major sporting events than many would acknowledge. Although they are called "games", most people are accustomed to hearing phrases like, "winning is everything" and "nobody likes a loser". Indeed, winning has become everything, and often at all costs.

Consider the recent NFL football playoff games in January between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. After unsuccessfully completing two punt returns, player Kyle Williams received death threats and other scathing online tirades from angered fans. [1]

Fan violence during and after sporting events has become a fairly common occurrence. As recently as February 1st of this year, brutal clashes at a soccer match in Port Said, Egypt left at least 74 people dead and hundreds more injured. Following the final whistle the winning team's fans poured onto the field wielding sticks and stones against players and supporters of their long-time rivals. During the 1994 World Cup, Columbian soccer player Andrés Escobar accidentally scored an "own goal" in a match against the United States, in which Colombia lost 2-1. Upon his return home, Escobar was confronted outside a bar by a gunman who shot the player six times, killing him. [2]
Saturday, 04 February 2012

Quieting Your Fears

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Do you allow fear to get the better of you? Do you worry about things going on in the world, worry about work, family, finances, relationships, and so on? Do you wake up at night worrying? If so, become familiar with the Bible to help alleviate fear and anxiety.

Proverbs 12:25 says that anxiety in your heart can weigh it down. But as David wrote in Psalm 34:4, Jesus Christ and His Father can deliver us from all of our fears.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A Hopeful Look At A New Year

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As is true with many people at the beginning of a new year, perhaps you also have spent some time contemplating the coming months or considering ways in which to improve some personal traits. Many people view a new year as a time to make a fresh start or resolve to become a better person in one aspect or another. However, it often seems that those hopeful expectations fade away after a few weeks, replaced by our generally hectic every day life.
Maybe you have also pondered what the future holds for you or your loved ones. So often the media shows only the dismal realities of life in this very troubled world and perhaps this creates a sense of uneasiness for you.

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