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 The Shady Family Tree of Jesus   For Israel to wait (desperately waited) for the coming of a Messiah, presenting this genealogy is one hard proof of God's promise kept and fulfilled. God's Promise to Abraham I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing Genesis 12:2 Reflection When God said that he will make Abraham into a great nation, also means "I will make your descendants great" or "every one that from him will become great. This is God's first promise to Abraham. God's next promise is for Abraham's name become great which means "to become important" "to be remembered" throughout history. By the usage of the word "great" in this text, it also means he will do great things. In the last part of the text, God's promise was for Abraham to become a blessing, which in here means "gift" "source of prosperity" Furthermore; a.  Abrah
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A Good Friday reflection Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34) Forgiveness should always be in the heart of every Christian. Often we say that we love God but we utter hatred to a brother out of an offense but Jesus, in one of His reminders to us said ; "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." – Matthew 22:37-39 Therefore, forgiveness is an after effect of our love and if we say we love God but don't know how to forgive then we don't know what is love. Can we forgive just like how Jesus forgave those who made fun of Him while He was hanging naked on the cross? He did it all out of love "And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love."

Nehemiah (Rebuilding the Walls)

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 Rebuilding the Walls In every kingdom, building the wall is very important for a number of reasons;  1. The wall marks the boundary of the kingdom where the jurisdiction of the kingdom's government is functioning and will be in power. Outside it, its citizens won't enjoy the benefits and protection provided by the kingdom. 2. The economy of the kingdom also circulates mainly inside its walls. 3. The walls are the first line of defense against invaders. A fortified wall means a strong, nearly indestructible defense from the enemy's attack. 4. It is also by the wall s that the night watch or night guards of a kingdom watch out for possible approaching threats. Just a small hole in the wall is already a serious exploit and a huge advantage for the enemy. Through a small hole, the enemy can spy and gather information about the kingdom. _____________________________________________ When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted an

The Vine and the branches

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  John 15 The Vine and the Branches   1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes a so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” As followers of Christ, we are to always anchor everything that we do unto Him. The "branch" in these words by our Lord Jesus Christ could also represent our plans in life; there are plans that may show off good results at first but sooner, just fades off but plans that are anchored to the "branch"; the will of God bears fruits because it is directly connected to the source of its life. God, as a gardener, of course sees to it that His garden is productive, just as how a farmer cuts off every plant in his farm

It is finished

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                                       It is finished Every year, during this time of the year, almost the entire Christendom is commemorating the sacrifice and victory of our Lord Jesus on the cross and His resurrection from the grave and as Christian, we aught not to just celebrate it but also to know its deeper implications to our walk. Perhaps one highlight to this is Jesus' seven last words on the cross, the church often reflect on this sayings and connect this to our lives, as they say, the words of a dying man speaks of deeper things; it speaks of points to be taken, lessons to be learned. These are the following sayings that our Lord Jesus Christ uttered whilst hanging on the cross; Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke 23:43: Verily, I say unto you today, thou shalt be with me in paradise. John 19:26–27: Woman, behold thy son. (Says to disciple) Behold thy mother. Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34: My God, My God, why have you forsak