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Daily Bible Verses For Lent | Christ Is Tempted By Satan | The Devil | Christ Begins His Ministry | Angels | Christian Love | King James Audio Bible | KJV

The temptations of Christ in the wilderness follow immediately upon his baptism by John, the descent of the Spirit upon him and the declaration of Christ as the Son of God. Jesus has offered himself to perform what is now our first act of Christian initiation, to be baptized. When we are baptized, we are born again in Christ, and we recall the rite practised by John as we imitate Christ. As we embark upon Lent, once more following Christ’s example, we are called to renew our baptismal promises through the acts of penitence we make, once more following Christ’s example [ … ]

Daily Bible Verses For Lent | Transfiguration | Elevated Faith | Revelation Of Christian Faith | Audio KJV | King James Audio Bible

As they travel on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus throws his disciples into confusion by telling them about the suffering and death he must undergo. The disciples simply do not understand. For centuries, the Jews have awaited the coming of the Messiah, whom they envisaged as a glorious warrior king, not as one who would suffer and die the most ignominious of deaths, on a cross, of all things. A person condemned to die on a cross could not be the Messiah; rather, according to the Old Law, he had to be “cursed by God” (Deuteronomy 21: 22-23). The disciples cannot see the divine plan for our salvation, while the command for all who would be saved to ‘take up his cross and follow me’ must have seemed both strange and terrifying. To reassure his disciples, Jesus allows them to witness his glorious body through the transfiguration [ … ]

Gethsemane To Easter | The Christian Experience Of Ash Wednesday And Lent | Prayer With Jesus | King James Audio Bible | KJV

From Sin to Salvation | The Significance of Ash Wednesday and Lent | Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent, the Lenten season, and falls 46 days before Easter – which is to say 40 days plus Sundays. A day of fasting and penitence, Christians are called to acknowledge their sinfulness and repent. On Ash Wednesday, ashes are placed on the forehead of each person in the sign of the Cross as a symbol of mortality and penitence [ … ]

Ash Wednesday | Daily Bible Verses For Lent | Giving, Prayer And Penance | Christian Faith | King James Audio Bible | KJV

In these Bible verses, from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives to his people instruction regarding the three traditional works of mercy of the Jews, namely almsgiving, prayer and fasting. A key message is that, when we pray, when we fast and when we give charity, this is not supposed to be because we wish to be seen as pious by other people. Jesus satirizes those hypocrites who wish to be glorified by other people for their fasting, their giving of alms and their prayers. They sound a trumpet in the streets and strike extravagant attitudes in the synagogues. They visibly mortify their bodies and pull dismal expressions. Jesus portrays such hypocrites as ridiculous. Their piety is not to do with their love of God; it is to do with their wish to be seen as ‘pious’ by their fellow man. And such will be their reward [ … ]

Daily Bible Verses | Jesus Casts Out A Devil From A Boy | I Believe, Help My Unbelief | Miracles | Prayer For Healing | King James Audio Bible KJV

Jesus returns with Peter and James and John from the mountain of the transfiguration. He finds a scene which is crowded and confused. The scribes are present, arguing with Jesus’ disciples. They are surrounded by many people, who now catch sight of Jesus and rush to greet him. Jesus asks what has happened to create such a hubbub, and we learn that at its focal point there is sickness, in the form of possession, and inability on the part of the disciples to cast the evil out of the child [ … ]

Parable Of The Sower | The Meaning Of Parables | King James Audio Bible KJV | Love Revealed By Jesus Christ

In teaching his parables, Jesus draws on a range of lived experience which would be familiar to his listeners. Often the parables describe work situations, reminding us that we are to root our Christian faith in a life that is useful to others, and that the whole texture of our lives should reflect our love of Jesus [ … ]

What Is Easter? | Easter And Passover | When Is Easter? | Redemption And Salvation In Jesus Christ | The Bible | Audio KJV | King James Audio Bible

Easter is the Christian holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Cross, died, and was buried. However, on the third day after his death, Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to his followers. Jesus is the Lord and conquered death [ … ]

The Ten Commandments | The First Commandment: ‘I Am The Lord Your God. You Shall Not Have Strange Gods Before Me’

The first commandment is a fundamental aspect of the Christian faith that calls on believers to put God first in their lives and to reject any false gods or idolatries that may distract them from their relationship with God. By following this commandment and living out its principles in their daily lives, Christians can more fully embrace their faith and grow closer to God [ … ]

The Ten Commandments | The Fifth Commandment: ‘Thou shalt not kill’ | King James Audio Bible KJV

Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being [ … ]

Daily Bible Verses | The Sermon On The Mount | Salt Of The Earth, Light Of The World | Christian Prayer | Faith | Neighbours In Christ

This is an extraordinary scene. Many, many people are gathered with Jesus to hear his teaching, which is the Sermon on the Mount. The people will not all be friends; there will be different, sectarian groups, and rivalries between them. Some of those gathered to listen to Jesus will be suspicious of others. Nor can the people yet understand what is happening here, just who and what Jesus is. The people have flocked to – see someone, hear someone, someone new and extraordinary, someone perhaps who can answer their needs. Their coming to Jesus is an expression of hope and longing. Who knows what thoughts there must have been as people looked around to see all those others gathered. This is a vast company of strangers [ … ]