Matthew 17:24-27 (NKJV)
When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the [temple] tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the [temple] tax?”
He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?”
Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.
“Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.”
The story from Matthew regarding the temple tax (beca) and the silver coin (stater) has a deeper Hebrew meaning. Continue reading “God is sufficient – His mercy covers you”
If you give yourself to Jesus, and except him as your Saviour, then, sinful as your life may have been, for his sake you are accounted righteous.
Christ’s character stands in place of your character, and you are accepted before God just as if you had not sinned!
Exodus 34:6-7 (NKJV) And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing [the guilty,] visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”
We need to see the full depths of our sinfulness, before we seek wholeheartedly a SAVIOR.
If you think sin is only a willful choice to disobey and a transgression of the law – you will only ask for forgiveness of your sins!
Yes Jesus wants to forgive you for your sins – but Jesus also wants to deal with your selfishness and your rebellious heart, and give you a NEW HEART.
Jesus wants to cut off the roots to the bad fruits that you are producing.
That’s why you need to be born again, but that can only happen if you really want it – and know how to ask for it!
Agenda-setting is the creation of public awareness and concern of certain issues by the news media. Agenda-setting describes the way how media attempts to influence viewers, and to establish a hierarchy of so called ”news” that are ”important”. News stories is not always something that grow on a tree which the mass media picks and serve. Often topics are created as news to serve what you should ”know, think, want, believe, feel and act upon.”
Two basic assumptions underlie most researches on agenda-setting:
– the press and the media do not reflect reality; they filter and shape it;
– media concentration on a few issues and subjects leads the public to perceive those issues as more important than other issues.
Continue reading “What is agenda settings?”
The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector, Desmond T Doss, is portraited in the Hollywood movie Hacksaw Ridge. This man was a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA, Christian), who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the one of the bloodiest battle of WWII in the Pacific – without firing a single shot.
Believing that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines – braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Movie director: Mel Gibson.
Review: My personal opinion is first of all that this movie has too much of Hollywood effects. The war scenes are very long, over 1/4 of the movie. Continue reading “Watch Hacksaw Ridge – 2016 full movie review”
Sometimes we enter situations when we just dont understand what is the meaning of all this, or it just feels meaningless.
Bad things in the past can also make us feel and think; – What is the meaning of my life?
Most of us have once or on several occasions had this important question. What is the meaning of all this? That is a Question only God can answer!
If you read this and are in discomfort, remember to always trust our father God in Heaven with patience. He will step by step lead us to a place of peace, comfort and rest – if we let Him.
When we ask why, why, why; God will sooner or later answer “BECAUSE”.
Even if you feel like breaking up, God will NEVER make you break up totally. Even if you fall, God will NEVER let you hit the ground. He will catch you – and lift you up!
In Gods salvation process, He breaks people down, in an act of Love. And with the old pieces he makes something new and stronger, like the potter making new and stronger bowls of old burnt clay pieces.
Important we understand that He doesnt want anyone of us suffer or to perish, but that He wishes that our souls should have eternal life. We live in mortal bodies, that is a fact, that we will all die the first death with our bodies. Which makes us fragile and hopeless, unless we stretch out to God who can save our souls from the second death.
Thats our only HOPE, or we are hopeless, and how pitiful isn’t the one without any hope? Continue reading “God has a Higher plan for us”
- I spend a lot of time shooting videos with my DJI Osmo Mobile. It’s a video stabilizer for mobile phones. It’s called a gimbal. The first Rocky movie used a gimbal when Rocky ran up the stairs at that famous scene where he is out running and stretching his arms in the air. Moving a camera means shaky shoots if you don’t use the internal stabilization function in the camera, or a gimbal that stabilizes the camera.
My gimbal was about 300 euro. I bought an extra battery for 30 euro. Battery time is good and lasted for about two days when I took my shots.
Continue reading “DJI Osmo Mobile”