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Martin Luther

Martin Luther Martin Luther, O.S.A. (10 November 1483[2] – 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk,[3] and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507. He came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church; in particular, he disputed the...

Church as Congregation

Church as Congregation A church is a Christian religious organization or congregation or community that meets in a particular location. Many are formally organized, with constitutions and by-laws, maintain offices, are served by clergy or lay leaders, and, in nations where this is permissible, often seek non-profit corporate status. Local churches often relate with, affiliate with, or...

Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice

Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice This category lists gems of advice found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for purpose in life. “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom

Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom This category lists gems of wisdom found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for greater spiritual knowledge. “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Divine Justice

Bible Verses and Quotes: Divine Justice The Bible talks a lot about God’s justice and how the righteous triumph over the wicked. This category is filled with selected passages that shed light on this important issue. “He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Inspiration

Bible Verses and Quotes: Inspiration We all could use a few uplifting words in these trying times. This category features quotations that lift up the spirit and warm the soul. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Key Passages

Bible Verses and Quotes: Key Passages This category serves as a reference for some of the Bible‘s most important passages. Many will know these by heart, but those new to the faith will find this page useful. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same...

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Keys to Christian Living

Keys to Christian Living You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love… The test of a man then is not, ‘How have...

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Mosaic Authorship

Mosaic Authorship Mosaic authorship is the Jewish, Christian and Muslim tradition that Moses was the author of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.[1] The books do not name any author, as authorship was not considered important by the society that produced them,[2][3] and it was only after Jews came into intense...

Biblical Hermeneutics

What Is Biblical Hermeneutics? Biblical hermeneutics is the study of the principles of interpretation concerning the books of the Bible. It is part of the broader field of hermeneutics which involves the study of principles of interpretation for all forms of communication, nonverbal and verbal.[1] While Jewish and Christian Biblical hermeneutics have some overlap and dialogue, they have distinctly separate interpretative...

Gospel of John

Gospel of John The Gospel of John is the fourth of the canonical gospels.[1][Notes 1] The work is anonymous, although it identifies an unnamed “disciple whom Jesus loved” as the source of its traditions.[2] It is closely related in style and content to the three Johannine epistles, and most scholars treat the four...

Gospel

What Is The Gospel? Gospel originally meant the Christian message itself, but in the 2nd century it came to be used for the books in which the message was set out.[1] The four canonical gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke and John — were written between AD 70 and 100,[2][3] building on older sources...

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Death; What a Wonderful Way to Explain

Death; What a Wonderful Way to Explain A sick man turned to his doctor, As he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.” Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.” “You don’t know?...

Good Friday Prayer for The Jews

Good Friday Prayer for The Jews The Good Friday prayer for the Jews is an annual prayer in the Christian, particularly Roman Catholic, liturgy. It is one of several petitions known as the “Solemn Collects” or “Solemn Intercessions” that are made in the Good Friday service for various classes and stations...

Prayers to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist

Prayers to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist “My Body” “This is My Body, given up for you.” Lord Jesus, we hear Your words each day at Mass. You have used these words to teach us the meaning of Your love for us, a love that brought You to the cross...

Sinner’s prayer

Sinner’s Prayer The Sinner’s Prayer (Consecration Prayer and Salvation Prayer) is an evangelical Christian term referring to any prayer of repentance, prayed by individuals who feel convicted of the presence of sin in their lives and have the desire to form or renew a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is a popular phenomenon in...

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Rosary Devotions and Spirituality

Rosary Devotions and Spirituality Devotion to the Rosary is one of the most notable features of popular Catholic spirituality.[1] According to Pope John Paul II, rosary devotions can foster some central objectives of Christian spirituality and they are “among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation.”[2] From its origins in the twelfth century the rosary...

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Prayer In The New Testament

Prayer in the New Testament Prayer in the New Testament is presented as a positive command (Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). The People of God are challenged to include Christian prayer in their everyday life, even in the busy struggles of marriage (1 Corinthians 7:5) as it brings people closer to God. Jesus encouraged his disciples to pray in secret...

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Church Service

Church Service A church service (also called a service of worship, or simply a service) is a formalized period of Christian communal worship, often held in a church building. It often but not exclusively occurs on Sunday, or Saturday in the case of those churches practicing seventh-day Sabbatarianism. The church service is the gathering together...

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