Statement of Confession: I believe in the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit; The Three are One in the Father. I believe that Jesus is the Savior to those that accept Him in genuine repentance of their sins through faith as their Lord and Savior. I believe that baptism--immersion, burial--is an outward show to the world of their acceptance of salvation by Jesus for His dying, resurrection and His sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. This ministry is FREE.
Almighty YAWH, we as a nation come together to honor those Veterans that have served this country; some have given their life; some have given their body in permanent disabilities; some have lost their life in training exercises.
We pray that they did not give their life in vain.
Bless those that have served this country well and were HONORABLY DISCHARGED in our ARMEDFORCES--MEN and WOMEN.
Bless those that are presently serving their country honorably.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
Traditions and MiraclesMark 9:2–37
In the face of perplexing situations, we naturally respond with what we know and understand—we even take refuge in familiar traditions. This is precisely how Jesus’ disciples respond when Jesus is transfigured before them.
After Jesus is transformed and Moses and Elijah appear, Peter says, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! And let us make three shelters, one for you and one for Moses and one foooths), which celebrated God’s dwelling among His people (Lev 23:42–43). Peter isn’t certain how to respond, sr Elijah” (Mark 9:5). Peter is drawing on the Festival of Tabernacles (or Booths he evokes a tradition. At least Peter understands that this confusing event shows God at work among His people.
But is Peter’s response the correct one? Mark gives us a hint in an aside: “For [Peter] did not know what he should answer, because they [Peter, James, and John] were terrified” (Mark 9:6). It’s not surprising that Peter has trouble understanding th…