One Thousand Gifts


Bible Verses out of Context

Patrick Mabilog got it right here.  Read is latest from Christianity Today.

Of all the literary pieces that have existed all across time, there is none that has received as much attack and ridicule as the Bible. And in every time that the Bible has been abused, it was taken out of context.

Many atheists, liberalists and even Christians have claimed that there are parts of the Bible that are obsolete, redundant or flawed. However, that is far from the truth because it is complete and perfect in every way. The only reason why people find flaws is because it is taken out of context.

The saddest part of this all is that it’s not just non-Christians that use the Bible out of context, but many believers have also become guilty of taking some scriptures in the Bible out of the original context. Here are just a few of the many popular scriptures that are taken with the wrong context.

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Continue reading

A Grand Love Story (LR)

Here is a beautiful summary of a grand love story woven into the Lord of the Rings.

Watch!! Ask yourself, do I see myself in this love story? Can you trust Jesus to give your

vision and hope for the future and then respond as Arwen saw the future, turned back, swam up stream, cherished the hope, longed in silence for the return of Aragorn and waited, then to see her longings and dream fulfilled?

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Change is Hard! (LR)

What does it take to change? No, I don’t mean to world, I mean you!

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Change is very hard. Most change efforts fail. We are Christians (Jesus followers) we MUST change. How so? II Corinthians 5:17. He promises to make us into new creatures–to make all things new inside us. Change is still so very hard.

How do I change?

Change is hard and Jesus knew it would be. Yes, He promised to make all things new inside of us but that verse did not say it would be easy.

How do we do it?

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