sábado, 16 de dezembro de 2017

The Real Group - The World For Christmas ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


It's the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care
But hopes for Saint Nicholas I wish I could share

I am new to this world, I arrived here this morn'
To this beautiful planet, though beat up and torn
I don't need a gift, need no more than I've got
Hear the unspoken wish from a tiny, tiny tot

I only want the world for Christmas
The blue green for ever turning world for Chistmas
Nothing more nothing less
I want it for keeps and I promise to share
So that everyone who wants can cuddle and care
I only want the world for chistmas
The blue green for ever turning world for christmas
To restore to repossess
Please make it last, my fate is in your hands
Oh give me a present for the future

You could follow your heart, but you follow a whim
And fill up your stockings way over the brim
Ignoring the signs in your frail crystal ball
You wish away, wish away, wish away all

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gives a luster of midday to objects below
Why your eyes won't see
When they're given all this light
I wonder, I wonder this very special night

I only want the world for Chistmas
The blue green for ever turning world for Chistmas
To restore to repossess
Please make it last, my fate is in your hands
Oh give me, oh give me
Oh give me, oh give me
Oh give me a present for the future

You could follow your heart, but you follow a whim
And fill up your stockings way over the brim
Ignoring the signs in your frail crystal ball
You wish away, wish away, wish away all

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gives a luster of midday to objects below
Why your eyes won't see
When they're given all this light
I wonder, I wonder this very special night

I only want the world for Chistmas
The blue green for ever turning world for Chistmas
To restore to repossess
Please make it last, my fate is in your hands
Oh give me, oh give me
Oh give me, oh give me
Oh give me a present for the future

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Pergunta # Question


Qual é um mau hábito que te deixa infeliz?

O Cristianismo não é uma mentalidade do "faz isto e não faças aquilo"; é um "quando vens a conhecer Jesus todos os teus pensamentos e desejos mudam."

Christianity isn't a "do this and don't do that" mentality; is is a "when you come to know Jesus all thoughts and desires change."



Amor é...


As pequenas orações de pessoas fracas e despedaçadas movem o coração de Deus.

The small prayers of weak and broken people move the heart of God.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Uma borboleta Morpho peleides pousa numa criança durante uma sessão fotográfica na casa de borboletas ao ar livre intitulado 'Borboletas Sensacionais' do Museu de História Natural, em Londres.
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A Morpho peleides butterfly sits on a child during a photocall in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house in London.

Natal De Outra Perspectiva - Parte 1 # Christmas From Another Perspective - Part 1


Normalmente, quando falamos de Natal em termos bíblicos, estamos a receber a nossa informação dos livros do Novo Testamento de Mateus, Lucas e João. Hoje, vamos começar a olhar para a perspectiva de Paulo. Ele não estava por perto quando Jesus nasceu, nem estava envolvido no ministério terrestre de Jesus, e certamente não viu Jesus na cruz ou no túmulo vazio. Então, a sua perspectiva é um pouco diferente dos evangelhos.

Pensa sobre a pessoa que é a pior pecadora de que consegues imaginar. Pode ser um membro da família, um vizinho, talvez um colega de trabalho, um colega de turma ou talvez um conhecido, talvez seja alguém que seja famoso, não o conheces pessoalmente, só sabes sobre ele.

Agora, enquanto pensas sobre isso, se essa pessoa é alguém além de ti, o teu coração provavelmente não está em sintonia com Deus. É que sabes, quanto mais longe estamos de Deus, mais tendemos a sentir-nos muito bem em relação a nós mesmos, mais tendemos a sentir-nos mais justos ao compararmos a nossa vida com a vida dos outros. No entanto, quanto mais uma pessoa está perto de Cristo, mais conhece a sua pecaminosidade, porque comparando a nossa vida com Cristo, sabemos que nunca conseguimos estar ao mesmo nível. Então, novamente, se pensaste em alguém para além de ti, então talvez precises de um momento para examinar o teu coração.

Porque é que isso é importante saber? Quando Paulo diz: "É uma declaração confiável", devemos tomar nota. Ele está prestes a comunicar-nos uma declaração doutrinal muito importante. Ele então escreve esta frase, "merecendo uma aceitação total". Isto significa que é duplamente importante prestarmos atenção. Paulo quer que percebamos que a razão pela qual Jesus nasceu em Belém era para salvar-nos dos nossos pecados. Agora, todos podemos pensar numa multidão de coisas que Jesus veio revelar-nos. A vinda de Jesus revelou-nos o carácter e a personalidade de Deus. A Sua vinda revelou como Deus quer que vivamos uma vida obediente; Ele mostra-nos a compaixão e a misericórdia de Deus pelos pobres. Ele demonstrou o amor de Deus pelos doentes, pelos feridos, pelos que precisam de ministério. No entanto, a razão pela qual Ele nasceu foi para salvar a ti e a mim dos nossos pecados. Ele nasceu para morrer, morrer pelos nossos pecados.

Então, quando começamos a estudar o nascimento de Jesus do ponto de vista de Paulo, qual é a primeira coisa a lembrar? É que Jesus nasceu em Belém para ser o nosso Salvador. Se achas que os pecados de outra pessoa são piores do que os teus, pensa novamente. Cada um de nós é o pior pecador que já conhecemos. Apesar de tudo, Deus ama-nos tanto que Ele enviou-nos o Seu Filho para salvar-nos de nós mesmos. Isso, meus amigos, são Boas Novas!

~ 1 Timóteo 1:15-17

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Normally, when we speak of Christmas in Biblical terms, we’re taking our information from the New Testament books of Matthew, Luke and John. Today, we’re going to start looking at it from Paul’s perspective. He wasn’t around when Jesus was born, nor was he involved in the earthly ministry of Jesus, and most certainly, he didn’t see Jesus on the cross or the empty tomb. So, his perspective is a little different from the gospels.

Think about the person that is the worst sinner you can think of. It may be a family member, a neighbor, maybe a co-worker, a classmate, or maybe an acquaintance, maybe it’s somebody that is famous, you don’t know them personally you just know about them.

Now as you give that some thought, if that person is anyone other than yourself, your heart is probably not quite in tune with God. Because you see, the further a person is from God, the more we tend to feel pretty good about ourselves, the more we tend to feel pretty self-righteous in comparing our life to the lives of others. Yet, the closer a person is to Christ, the more we’re aware of our sinfulness, because in comparing our life to Christ, we know that we can never measure up. So, again, if you thought of anyone other than yourself, then perhaps you need a time of heart examination.

Why is that important to know? When Paul said, "It is a trustworthy statement," we want to take note. He is about to tell us a very important doctrinal statement. He then writes this phrase, "deserving full acceptance." That means it is doubly important for us to pay attention. Paul wants us to realize that the reason Jesus was born in Bethlehem was to save us from our sins. Now, we can all think of a multitude of things Jesus’ coming reveals to us. Jesus’ coming revealed to us the character and the personality of God. His coming revealed how God wants us to live a Godly life; He shows us God’s compassion and mercy for the poor. He demonstrated God’s love for the sick, for the hurting, for those in need of ministry. Yet, the reason He was born was to save you and me from our sins. He was born to die, to die for our sins.

So, as we begin to study the birth of Jesus from Paul’s point of view, what is the first thing to remember? It is that Jesus was born in Bethlehem to be our Savior. If you think someone else’s sins are worse than yours, think again. Each of us is the worst sinner we’ve ever known. In spite of it all, God loves us so much that He sent us His Son to save us from ourselves. That, my friends, is Good News!
~ 1 Timothy 1:15-17

quarta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2017

Jeremy Riddle - All Hail King Jesus ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


There was a moment when the lights went out When death had claimed its victory The King of Love had given up His life The darkest day in history There on a cross they made for sinners For every curse His blood atoned One final breath and it was finished But not the end we could have known For the earth began to shake And the veil was torn What sacrifice was made As the heavens roared All hail King Jesus All hail the Lord of Heaven and earth All hail King Jesus All hail the Savior of the world There was a moment when the sky lit up A flash of light breaking through When all was lost He crossed eternity The King of life was on the move For in a dark, cold tomb Where our Lord was laid One miraculous breath And we’re forever changed All hail King Jesus All hail the Lord of Heaven and earth All hail King Jesus All hail the Savior of the world [x2] Let every knee, come bow before the King of Kings Let every tongue, confess that He is Lord Lift up your shout, let us join with all of Heaven Singing Holy, Singing Holy Cry out Holy, Cry out Holy All hail King Jesus All hail the Lord of Heaven and earth All hail King Jesus All hail the Savior of the world [x4]

Pergunta # Question


Como é que escapas à realidade durante algum tempo quando precisas?

A definição de Deus do que importa é bastante directa. Ele mede as nossas vidas pela forma como amamos.

God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.