On the third day he rose again

And so the idea of peace came down to do the work of peace: The Word was made flesh and even now dwells among us. It is by faith that he dwells in our hearts, in our memory, our intellect and penetrates even into our imagination. What concept could man have of God if he did not first fashion an image of him in his heart? By nature incomprehensible and inaccessible, he was invisible and unthinkable, but now he wished to be understood, to be seen and thought of. But how, you ask, was this done? He lay in a manger and rested on a virgin’s breast, preached on a mountain, and spent the night in prayer. He hung on a cross, grew pale in death, and roamed free among the dead and ruled over those in hell. He rose again on the third day, and showed the apostles the wounds of the nails, the signs of victory; and finally in their presence he ascended to the sanctuary of heaven. How can we not contemplate this story in truth, piety and holiness?
—  St. Bernard of Clairvaux , Witness of the Saints
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
—  So I just realized I’d never posted the Apostles’ Creed since I converted, and I kind of want it on my blog because it’s what I believe, and reciting it at church today reminded me of that. So. :)

anonymous asked:

it's rose here again from a while back. maybe if steve is here, he could answer? or until bucky comes back, that's fine too. this isn't an emergency. so, yesterday in my literature class, i completely forgot about these projects we had to share. it was out third day of school and i just flipped out. i panicked, could barely even get the words out to ask if i could step outside. once my teacher let me out in the hallway for a breather, i went straight to my locker, practically ran there. (rose 1)

i pulled open my bag and pulled out my own steve bear. (my therapist suggested a comfort animal, which led to me making a captain america build-a-bear and naming him steve) i hid in the bathroom, held my bear and kinda just relaxed and cried a little until i calmed back down. i know in my previous message i thought imagining you guys was stupid, but now i feel childish. i’m a junior in high school and now i cuddle with my own bear. i feel hopeless, nervous most of the time..

Hey Rose,

Y’know, up until joining up with the military, I had my own stuffed bear, too.  You’re not alone.  I would bet that a lot of your high school peers still have ‘em, too.  And hey, when you’re starting to tense up, remember to keep breathing as deeply as you can.

Honestly, I’m grateful to hear that you named him after me, because I’m here to help you.  Listen, I am so proud of you for taking your therapist’s advice.  Keep talking to him/her.  You aren’t childish, you are doing exactly what you need to do to live a healthy life.  That’s one of the most responsible things you could possibly do.  It’s okay.

You’re doing great!

Steve

The Seventh Trumpet is Sounded. Revelation 11:15 - Pastor David

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Please take a moment and watch this very important message from the Book of Revelation

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” The Book of Revelation 11:15

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.

So There You Have it!

Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.

Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.

In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry

Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)

The Apostles Creed

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

~Always Constant~

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV

What is the main thing you love so much about Jesus? There are many answers to that question, of course, such as the fact He died for you on the cross so you wouldn’t have to be punished for your sins; then He rose again on the third day. But in your daily relationship with Him, one of the things you will appreciate most about Him is the fact you count on Him not to change.

You love Jesus and are able to trust Him because He is never changing. He has said in His Word, “This is the way I was, and this is the way I’m always going to be.” If you can count on anything, you can count on Jesus never changing. He can change anything else that needs to be changed, but He always remains constant.

Second Woe is Past, Seventh Trumpet About to Sound. Revelation 11:14 - Pastor David

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Please take a moment and watch this very important message from the Book of Revelation

“The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.” The Book of Revelation 9:20-21

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.

So There You Have it!

Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.

Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.

In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry

Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)

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Chicago Summer No-Gi Open: Miyao repeats double gold campaign; other results

Paulo Miyao at the 2015 American Nationals No-Gi Day 2 of the Chicago Summer Open was devoted mostly to no-gi competition. In the black belt division, Paulo Miyao was once again the standout with a double gold campaign in the lightweight and open class. In his weight class, Paulo beat Diego Bispo in the final. Then he went on to beat Eliot Kelly in the absolute final. Here are the results of the black belt division: BLACK / Adult / Male / Light First Paulo Henrique Bordignon Miyao PSLPB Cicero Costha Second Diego Bispo Conceição Carlson Gracie Team Third Joshua T Rose Brasa CTA Third John Jason Lawrence Carlson Gracie Team BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium Heavy First Steven J. Patterson Brasa CTA Second Javier Valenciano Yamuni Renzo Gracie International BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy First Eliot Andrew Kelly Yemaso Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Second Allen A. Causevic Valko BJJ BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy First Daniel Tsatsos Nova União BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class First Paulo

Sixth Trumpet is Sounded...The Second Woe! Revelation 9:12-13 - Pastor David

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“One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God.”

The Book of Revelation 9:12-13

Please watch this very important message

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.

So There You Have it!

Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.

Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.

In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry

Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)