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.



Amor é... não conhecer limites.


Adoração não é um período de vinte minutos durante um serviço da igreja, mas um estilo de vida de relacionamento com Deus de uma maneira particular.

Worship is not a twenty minute period during a church service, but a lifestyle of relating to God in a particular way.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Um balão de ar quente sendo insuflado antes da viagem pelo ar por Capadócia, na Turquia central, visto por dentro.
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A hot air balloon being inflated before air trip over Cappadocia, central Turkey, as seen from inside.

José Acreditou # Joseph Believed


Esta história nunca deixa de me surpreender.

Imagina que o teu amor da escola secundária, a rapariga que amas e que crês ser uma boa pessoa porque ela não acredita no sexo antes do casamento, diz: "Estou grávida, mas não te zangues porque ainda sou virgem." Agora, como é que responderias? Imagino que a maioria de nós responderia com algo como: "O quê?" "Esperas que eu acredite nessa história?"

Bem, este cenário realmente aconteceu há mais de 2000 anos. Na verdade, o indivíduo chamava-se José e a sua namorada grávida chamava-se Maria. Ela continuou a dizer-lhe que tinha sido Deus a fazê-la engravidar. No princípio, José não acreditou em Maria e decidiu deixá-la. Então um anjo apareceu-lhe num sonho para que ele soubesse que Maria estava a dizer a verdade. Assim, sendo o bom homem que era, ele ficou com ela, crendo no Senhor com fé.

Para a mente racional, secular e científica do século 21, esta história pode ser incrível. Inexplicável. Inacreditável. Mas, é verdadeiramente a história do Natal, a história do nascimento de Jesus.

A questão é: Acreditas? Seja o nascimento de Jesus ou a Sua ressurreição, quero que saibas que tens de acreditar completamente para experimentar a maravilha do Natal.

~ Mateus 1:20


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This story never ceases to amaze me.

Imagine your high school honey, the girl you love and believe is a good person because she doesn’t believe in sex before marriage, says, "I’m pregnant but don’t be mad ‘cause I’m still a virgin." Now, how would you respond? I imagine most of us would respond with something like, "What?" "You expect me to believe that story?"

Well, this scenario really happened over 2000 years ago. In fact, the guy was named Joseph, and his pregnant girlfriend was named Mary. She went on to tell him that God had caused her to become pregnant. At first, Joseph didn’t believe Mary, and he decided to drop her. Then an angel appeared to him in a dream and let him know that Mary was telling the truth. So, being the good man he was, he stayed with her, believing the Lord in faith.

For the rational, secular, scientific mind of the 21st century, this story can be incredible. Inexplicable. Unbelievable. But, it truly is the story of Christmas, the story of Jesus’ birth.

The question is: Do you believe? Be it Jesus’ birth or His resurrection, I want you to know you’ve got to believe it fully to experience the wonder of Christmas.

~ Matthew 1:20

segunda-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2017

Red Rocks Worship - How I Love You ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


Here I come with everything holed
And everything broken within my soul
I won’t wait another day to wash my sins away

Never I’ve found a love so pure 
That take all of my wrongs and make them Your own 
More than my mind and my desires hold
You gave me more

Then I go to the waters
Memories rise, step reminds
In who I was and who You are making
So You can clear I’m finally free

You are the Hope of my life
Lifted all I’ve rise
In You I’ve come alive
How I love you
Your healing I’ve known, Your beauty we will so
Rescuer of my soul
How I love you

Now when more trials come
And in the darkness still is dawn 
Your Holy Spirit is my peace forever more

Then I go to the Waters
Memories rise, step reminds
In who I was and who You are making
So You can clear I’m finally free

You are the Hope of my life
Lifted all I’ve rise
In You I’ve come alive
How I love you
Your healing I’ve known, Your beauty we will so
Rescuer of my soul
How I love you [x2]

I believe You are who You say You are
I believe You gave more than I deserve
For all my days I will live to taste of Your goodness, Lord [x2]

You are the Hope of my life
Lifted all I’ve rise
In You I’ve come alive
How I love you
Your healing I’ve known, Your beauty we will so
Rescuer of my soul
How I love you

Pergunta # Question


Com o quê desejarias que alguém pudesse te ajudar neste momento?

A oração é uma admissão aberta de que, sem Cristo, nada podemos fazer.

Prayer is an open admission that, without Christ, we can do nothing.



Amor é... ligarem-se.


Ao mandar-nos glorificá-Lo, Deus está a convidar-nos a apreciá-Lo.

In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


O caçador de tempestades Craig Eccles captou esta impressionante imagem de uma tempestade eléctrica em Borden, a 322 quilómetros a Sudeste de Perth, na Austrália.
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Storm chaser Craig Eccles captured this stunning image of an electrical storm in Borden, 200 miles south east of Perth, Australia.

É O Nascimento De Jesus Um Conto De Fadas? # Is The Birth Of Jesus A Fairytale?


Há vários anos atrás, um famoso designer com o nome de Versace foi assassinado em Miami. Andrea Lee foi citada como tendo perguntado a Versace se ele acreditava em Deus e isto foi o que ele disse: "Sim, acredito em Deus, mas não sou o tipo de pessoa religiosa que vai à igreja, que acredita no conto de fadas de Jesus ter nascido num estábulo com um burro. Isso... não, não sou tão estúpido. Não posso acreditar neste Deus com todo o poder que tem, que Ele teve que ter nascido num estábulo. Isso teria sido demasiado desconfortável."

Aqui estava um herói da cultura contemporânea que disse acreditar em Deus, mas não precisava de tudo aquilo de "Jesus". Mas a maravilha da história de Natal é que Deus, com todo o Seu poder, se humilhou para se tornar um homem e, mais ainda, para morrer por nós, para ser o nosso Salvador. De certeza que não havia nenhum grau de conforto nisto. Deus fez isto porque Ele ama a ti e a mim e este é um Deus em que vale a pena acreditar.

~ Filipenses 2:8-9

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Several years ago, a famous designer by the name of Versace was murdered in Miami. Andrea Lee was quoted as having asked Versace earlier if he believed in God, and this is what he said: "Yes, I believe in God but I’m not the kind of religious person who goes to church, who believes in the fairy tale of Jesus born in the stable with the donkey. That…no, I’m not that stupid. I can’t believe in that God with all the power that He has, that He had to have Himself born in a stable. It would have been too uncomfortable."

Here was a hero of contemporary culture who said he believed in God, but didn’t need all that "Jesus" stuff. But the wonder of the Christmas story is that God, with all His power, humbled Himself to become a man and, even more, to die for us, to be our Savior. There was certainly no degree of comfort in that. God did this because He loves you and me, and that’s a God worth believing.

~ Philippians 2:8-9

domingo, 10 de dezembro de 2017

Micah Tyler - Different ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


I don't wanna hear anymore, teach me to listen
I don't wanna see anymore, give me a vision
That you could move this heart, to be set apart

I don't need to recognize, the man in the mirror
And I don't wanna trade Your plan, for something familiar
I can't waste a day, I can't stay the same

I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
'Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there's something different
So come and be different
In me!

And I don't wanna spend my life, stuck in a pattern
And I don't wanna gain this world but lose what matters
And so I'm giving up, everything because

I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
'Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there's something different
So come and be different, ooh

I know that I am far from perfect
But through You the cross still says I'm worth it
So take this beating in my heart and
Come and finish what You started
When they see me, let them see You
'Cause I just wanna be different, ye-ey

I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
'Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Ooh is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there's something different
So come and be different
I just wanna be different
So could You be different
In me!

Pergunta # Question


Do que é que tens te manter afastado emocionalmente?

A prosperidade não pode ser uma prova do favor de Deus, pois é o que o diabo promete aos que o adoram.

Prosperity cannot be a proof of God's favor, since it is what the devil promises to those who worship him.



Amor é... chá para dois.


As palavras são importantes. Deus não pensou a criação à existência, Ele falou-a.

Words are important. God didn't think creation into existence, He spoke it.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Uma chita Sul-Africana (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus) é vista em silhueta contra um pôr-do-sol ardente, no Okavango, no Botswana.
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A South African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus) is silhouetted against a fiery sunset, in the Okavango, in Botswana.

Jesus Não Será Deixado De Fora # Jesus Will Not Be Shut Out


Deus intromete-Se. A vida de Jesus está entre parêntesis por duas impossibilidades: o útero de uma virgem e um túmulo vazio. Jesus entrou no nosso mundo através de uma porta marcada com "Não Entrar" e saiu através de uma porta marcada com "Sem Saída".

Naquele primeiro Natal, não houve espaço para Ele na pousada. O mundo nunca quer abrir espaço para Cristo no Natal e na vida diária. O homem matou-O e selou o túmulo com uma enorme pedra para deixá-Lo fora das nossas vidas de uma vez por todas. Mas Deus retirou a pedra para provar que Jesus não será calado ou deixado de fora dos Seus planos.

Um dia, Jesus entrará novamente na história. A maneira de estar pronto é convidá-Lo na tua vida hoje. Vais deixá-Lo de fora ou deixá-Lo entrar?

~ Romanos 10:13

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God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb. Jesus entered our world through a door marked "No Entrance" and left through a door marked "No Exit".

That first Christmas, there was no room for Him in the inn. The world never wants to make room for Christ at Christmas and in everyday life. Man killed Him and sealed the tomb with a huge stone to shut Him out of our lives once and for all. But God removed the stone to prove Jesus will not be shut up or shut out of His plans.

One day Jesus will intrude on history again. The way to be ready is to invite Him into your life today. Will you shut Him out or let Him in?

~ Romans 10:13

quinta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2017

Casting Crowns - Somewhere In Your Silent Night ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


All is calm and all is bright
Everywhere but in your heart tonight
They’re singing carols of joy and peace
But you feel too far gone and too far out of reach

Somewhere in your silent night
Heaven hears the song your broken heart has cried
Hope is here, just lift your head
For Love has come to find you
Somewhere in your silent night

From heaven’s height to manger low
There is no distance the Prince of Peace won’t go
From manger low to Calvary’s hill
When your pain runs deep
His love runs deeper still
He has always loved you, child
And He always will

Somewhere in your silent night
Heaven hears the song your broken heart has cried
Hope is here, just lift your head
For Love has come to find you
Somewhere in your silent night

Lift your head
Lift your heart
Emmanuel will meet you where you are
He knows your hurt
He knows your name
And you’re the very reason that He came

Somewhere in your silent night
Heaven hears the song your broken heart has cried
Hope is here, just lift your head
For Love has come to find you
Somewhere in your silent night

Love will find you
Love will find you
Love will find you

Pergunta # Question


Qual é a melhor palavra que te descreve durante este último ano?

Preciso de passar tempo com Deus mesmo quando não sei o que orar.

I need to spend time with God even when I do not know what to pray.



Amor é... ficar mais forte cada vez que respiras.


O Cristianismo radical não é ir numa viagem missionária ou a uma grande conferência. Cristianismo radical é permanecer estável por décadas.

Radical Christianity is not going on a mission trip or a big conference. Radical Christianity is staying steady for decades.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Um bando de flamingos voa sobre o lago Natron na Tanzânia.
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A flock of flamingos fly over the Natron Lake in Tanzania.

As Prendas De Natal Começaram Com Os Homens Sábios # Christmas Gifts Began With The Wise Men


Dar e o Natal andam de mãos dadas, mas já pensaste onde originou dar presentes no Natal? Alguns sugerem que dar começou com São Nicolau, vulgarmente conhecido como o Pai Natal. Mas, isto originou muito tempo antes disso.

Dar no Natal começou com três homens que visitaram Jesus quando Ele era uma criança. Ficaram conhecidos como os Três Reis Magos. Eles trouxeram presentes de ouro, incenso e mirra.

» O ouro é uma prenda para um rei, um presente caro que simboliza a crença de que Jesus nasceu para ser um rei.

» O incenso é o presente para um sacerdote, lembrando-nos de que Jesus é o supremo Sumo Sacerdote, um mediador entre Deus e o homem.

» Mas a mirra era uma prenda invulgar para uma criança. É uma especiaria ou perfume precioso usado para ungir um corpo na morte. Porquê a mirra? Foi um presente profético. Jesus veio para morrer para ser o nosso salvador, para dar a Sua vida pelos nossos pecados.

Rei. Sacerdote. Salvador. Três presentes que nos revelam, no Natal, quem é Jesus.

~ Mateus 2:11

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Giving and Christmas go hand in hand, but have you ever thought about where giving gifts at Christmas originated? Some will suggest that giving began with St. Nicholas, commonly known as Santa Claus. But, it originated a long time before that.

Giving at Christmas began with three men who visited Jesus when He was a young child. They were known as the Three Wise Men. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

» Gold is the gift for a king, an expensive gift symbolizing belief that Jesus was born to be a king.

» Frankincense is the gift for a priest, reminding us that Jesus is the ultimate High Priest, a mediator between God and man.

» But myrrh was an unusual gift for a child. It’s a precious spice or perfume used to anoint a body at death. Why myrrh? It was a prophetic gift. Jesus had come to die to be our savior, to give His life for our sins.

King. Priest. Savior. Three gifts which reveal to us, at Christmas, who Jesus is.

~ Matthew 2:11

quarta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2017

Elevation Worship - Yahweh ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


Spirit of Jesus
Living within us
Never to fail or forsake
Unending promise
Heaven inside us
Whispers the sound of Your name

Holy
Holy is the Lord
Worthy to be praised
YAHWEH

Filled with Your wonder
Here I surrender
Held in Your mystery of grace
Calling me closer
Waking desire
Coming alive in Your name

Holy
Holy is the Lord
Worthy to be praised
YAHWEH
Fire rising in my soul
All consuming flame
YAHWEH

He who was and is to come
Is the One who lives in us
The great I am
YAHWEH [x5]

Holy
Holy is the Lord
Worthy to be praised
YAHWEH
Fire rising in my soul
All consuming flame
YAHWEH [x2]

Pergunta # Question


Nada é mais difícil do que __________?

Um dos melhores presentes que podemos dar a nós mesmos é tempo sozinho com Deus.

One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God.



Amor é... um ombro para te apoiares.


Nunca nos aproximamos de Deus quando apenas vivemos a vida. É preciso uma persistência deliberada e atenção.

We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Os turistas tiram fotos das paredes de neve de 15 metros enquanto a Rota Alpine Tateyama Kurobe abre em Tateyama, Toyama, no Japão.
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Tourists take pictures of the 50ft (15-metre) high snow walls as the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route opens in Tateyama, Toyama, Japan.

Eles Perderam O Natal # They Missed Christmas


O Natal vem, o Natal vai, mas há sempre muitos que perdem o verdadeiro significado do Natal. Foi sempre assim e o primeiro Natal lembra-nos daqueles que perderam o Natal.

1. O estalajadeiro – Ele estava tão ocupado, com um hotel completo e muitas necessidades dos clientes. Sem tempo ou lugar na sua estalagem para Jesus no Natal.

2. Os líderes religiosos à volta do rei Herodes – Quando os sábios vieram perguntar sobre o nascimento de um Messias rei, os líderes religiosos contaram a Herodes que a palavra de Deus falava em Belém. No entanto, estavam tão focados em permanecer perto do poder mundano que não levaram a sério a palavra de Deus e perderam Jesus no Natal.

3. Herodes – Ele tentou eliminar o Natal antes mesmo de acontecer, erradicar Jesus do Natal e as pessoas ainda estão a tentar usar o poder político para fazê-lo hoje.

Vais também perder o Natal? Se encontrares Jesus no meio de toda a agitação, nunca mais irás perder o Natal.

~ Mateus 13:13


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Christmas comes, Christmas goes, but there are always many who miss out on the real meaning of Christmas. It’s always been that way, and the first Christmas reminds us of those who missed Christmas.

1. The Innkeeper – He was so busy, a full hotel, so many customer needs. No time or place in his inn for Jesus at Christmas.

2. Religious leaders around King Herod – When the wise men came inquiring about the birth of a kingly Messiah, the religious leaders told Herod that God’s word said Bethlehem. Yet, they were so focused on staying close to worldly power that they didn’t take God’s word seriously, and they missed Jesus at Christmas.

3. Herod – He tried to eliminate Christmas before it got off the ground, to eradicate Jesus from Christmas and people are still seeking to use political power to do that today.

Will you miss Christmas as well? If you find Jesus in all the commotion, you will not ever miss Christmas again.

~ Matthew 13:13

sábado, 2 de dezembro de 2017

Selah - Mystery ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


A child was born on Christmas Day
Born to save the world
But long before the world began
He knew His death was sure
The pain and strife secured

Mystery, how He came
To be a man
But greater still
How His death was in His plan
God predestined that His Son would die
And He still created man
Oh, what love is this
That His death was in His hands

The Christmas trees
They glow so bright
With presents all around
But Christmas brought
A tree of life
With blood that sacrificed
The greatest gift in life

Mystery, how He came
To be a man
But greater still
How His death was in His plan
God predestined that His Son would die
And He still created man
Oh, what love is this
That His death was in His hands

I am just a man and can't begin to comprehend
When You look into these traitor's eyes,
What do You see that justifies the Lamb

God predestined that His Son would die
And He still created man
Oh, what love is this
That His death was in His hands
Mystery, mystery

Pergunta # Question


O que é que mais gostas do Inverno?

A menos que acredites no evangelho, tudo o que fizeres será impulsionado ou por orgulho ou medo.

Unless you believe the gospel, everything you do will be driven by either pride or fear.



Amor é... quando ficas feliz em deixá-la mandar em ti.


Uma mente negativa nunca te dará uma vida positiva.

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Um corajoso funcionário limpa os dentes de um hipopótamo num parque de reserva de vida selvagem em Guangzhou, na China.
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A brave keeper cleans the teeth of a hippopotamus at a wildlife reserve park in Guangzhou, China.

Encontra Jesus E Encontrarás O Natal! # Find Jesus And Find Christmas!


É fácil perder o verdadeiro significado do Natal, mas a história do Natal conta-nos quem o encontrou.

Os Pastores – Eles eram ninguém socialmente, no entanto, Deus enviou-lhes um anúncio de um nascimento sobrenatural através dos anjos. Eles acreditaram na palavra de Deus e buscaram pela fé encontrar Jesus e O encontraram. Eles encontraram o Natal.

Os Sábios – Pagãos doutra cultura. Eles estudaram as estrelas para terem conhecimento. Deus falou-lhes para dizer-lhes onde se encontravam e eles seguiram pela fé uma estrela que apareceu no céu, pensando que significava o nascimento de um rei especial e encontraram o Natal, quando encontraram Jesus.

Os pastores encontraram o Natal porque acreditavam na palavra de Deus. Os homens sábios encontraram o Natal porque eles, como estudiosos, encontraram Jesus. Procura Jesus como Salvador e Senhor e vais encontrar o Natal, isso é garantido!

~ Hebreus 11: 6

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It’s easy to miss the real meaning of Christmas, but the story of Christmas tells us who found it.

The Shepherds – They were social nobodies, yet God sent them a supernatural birth announcement through the angels. They believed God’s word, and they searched in faith to find Jesus, and they did. They found Christmas.

The Wise Men – Pagans from another culture. They studied the stars for insight. God spoke to them where they were, and they stepped out on faith to follow a star that appeared in the sky, thinking it meant the birth of a special king, and they found Christmas, when they found Jesus.

The shepherds found Christmas because they believed the word of God. The wise men found Christmas because they as seekers found Jesus. You find Jesus as Savior and Lord, and you’ll find Christmas, guaranteed!

~ Hebrews 11:6

quinta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2017

Micah Tyler - Never Been a Moment ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


I've been a sinner, I've been a saint
A little bit of both every single day
I've been lost
But somehow I've been found
There's been some pain, been some regret
Been some moments I'll never forget
But when I look back
From where I'm standing now

There's never been a moment
I was not held inside Your arms
And there's never been a day when
You were not who You say You are
Yours forever
It don't matter what I'm walking through
'Cause no matter where I'm going
There's never been a moment
That I was not loved by You
(Loved by You, loved by you)

You've been the rock, You've been the piece
Always showing Your good heart to me
My days are marked by grace
I don't deserve, no
You've been the price, I could never pay
You've been the light, that has led the way
No matter where I am
Oh, I am sure

There's never been a moment
I was not held inside Your arms
And there's never been a day when
You were not who You say You are
Yours forever
It don't matter what I'm walking through
'Cause no matter where I'm going
There's never been a moment
That I was not loved by You
(Loved by You, loved by you)

So where could I go
That I could wander from Your sight
And where could I run
And ever leave behind
Your all-consuming
Heart-pursuing
Grace-extending
Never-ending love
Your love
There's never been a moment, no

There's never been a moment
I was not held inside Your arms
And there's never been a day when
You were not who You say You are
Yours forever
It don't matter what I'm walking through
'Cause no matter where I'm going
There's never been a moment
That I was not loved...
Oh, no matter where I'm going
There's never been a moment
That I was not loved by You (loved by You)
Yeah, loved by you (loved by You)
(Loved by You)
(Loved by You, loved by you)
(Loved by You, loved by you)

Pergunta # Question


Qual é a palavra que as pessoas que te conhecem bem nunca usariam para te descrever?

A salvação é gratuita, mas o discipulado custa tudo o que temos.

Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have.



Amor é...


Pensava que ele nunca mais via a dica!

Na próxima vez que te sentires desqualificado para ser usado por Deus, lembra-te disto, Ele tende a recrutar do poço, não do pedestal.

Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God remember this, He tends to recruit from the pit, not the pedestal.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Observar pássaros requer paciência, momento oportuno e um olho para detalhes, mas para um fotógrafo a espera foi verdadeiramente a experiência mais frustrante. Itamar Campos, de Curitiba, Brasil, é fascinado por aves de todos os tipos e dedicou o seu tempo a captar a sua beleza. Infelizmente para ele, os pássaros parecem mais interessados no seu equipamento de máquina fotográfica do que o seu ambiente natural.
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Bird watching requires patience, good timing and an eye for detail, but for one photographer the wait is truly the most frustrating experience. Itamar Campos, from Curitiba, Brazil, is fascinated by birds of all kinds and has dedicated his time to capturing their beauty. Unfortunately for him, the birds seem more interested in his camera equipment than their natural environment.

Eu Acredito! E Tu? # I Believe! Do You?


Imagina a cena: Um anjo acabou de informar Maria que ela, uma virgem, muito em breve estaria grávida e, de facto, estaria a carregar o Filho de Deus. Não é o tipo de notícia que uma mulher ouve todos os dias e certamente não é o tipo de notícia que uma mulher do primeiro século de Israel aceitaria. Ela sabia que enfrentaria imediatamente a ira e o desprezo dos seus amigos, família e sociedade em geral, para não mencionar do homem com quem estava noiva!

Pensa sobre o que Maria poderia ter feito. Ela poderia ter fugido. Ela poderia ter feito um aborto. E, como muitas mulheres grávidas solteiras daquela época, Maria poderia ter terminado com a sua própria vida. Mas como é que Maria respondeu? Ela escolheu um caminho diferente. Se quiserem ver uma clara profissão de fé, olhem para as próximas palavras da sua boca. Maria disse: "Estou disposta a ser uma escrava voluntária do Senhor. Estou disposta a ser uma serva de Deus. Que o que a palavra de Deus disse, se torne realidade!" Que mulher! Que fé! Verdadeiramente a maior mulher que já viveu, nada que nenhuma mulher tenha feito ou fará é mais importante do que o que Maria fez.

Então, enquanto pensas sobre o significado da Criança que ela deu à luz e o que Ele veio fazer, acreditas nisso? Caso contrário, escolhes acreditar? Escolhes seguir o exemplo de Maria e acreditar no que a Palavra de Deus diz sobre o seu Filho? Deixa-me assegurar-te que nunca experimentarás verdadeiramente o Natal até que o faças.

~ Lucas 1:38

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Picture the scene: An angel had just informed Mary that she, a virgin, would soon be pregnant and, as a matter of fact, would be carrying the Son of God. Not the sort of news a woman hears everyday and certainly not the kind of news a woman in first century Israel would welcome. She knew she would soon face the wrath and scorn of her friends and family and society in general, not to mention the man she was engaged to!

Think about what Mary could have done. She could have run away. She could have had an abortion. And, like many unmarried pregnant women in that time, Mary could have taken her own life. But how did Mary respond? She chose a different path. If ever you want to see a clear profession of faith, look at the next words from her mouth. Mary said, "I am willing to be a voluntary slave of the Lord. I am willing to be a servant of God. May what the word of God has said, may it come true!" What a woman! What faith! Truly the greatest woman who ever lived, for nothing any woman has ever done or will do is more important than what Mary did.

So as you think about the significance of the Child she gave birth to and what He came to do, do you believe it? If not, will you choose to believe? Will you choose to follow the example of Mary and believe what God’s Word says about her Son? Let me assure you, you will never truly experience Christmas until you do.

~ Luke 1:38

quarta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2017

Elevation Worship - Give Me Faith ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


I need You to soften my heart
To break me apart
I need You to open my eyes
To see that You’re shaping my life

All I am,
I surrender

Give me faith to trust what You say
That You’re good and Your love is great
I’m broken inside, I give You my life

I need You to soften my heart
To break me apart
I need You to pierce through the dark
And cleanse every part of me

All I am,
I surrender

Give me faith to trust what You say
That You’re good and Your love is great
I’m broken inside, I give You my life

I may be weak
But Your Spirit’s strong in me
My flesh may fail
But my God You never will [x2]

Give me faith to trust what You say
That You’re good and Your love is great
I’m broken inside, I give You my life [x2]

I may be weak
But Your Spirit’s strong in me
My flesh may fail
But my God You never will [x4]

Pergunta # Question


Que pensamentos te enchem de medo?

Deus nunca usa ninguém grandemente até que Ele os teste profundamente.

God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.