Alin & Florina Jivan la Biserica Poarta Cerului

Fost campion national de gimnastica- Citeste marturisirea lui de credinta aici –

Alin Jivan – Marturie & Predica

Referinta Biblica: 1 Imparati 19: 9 – 16 Published on Oct 6, 2012 by 

Alin & Florina Jivan – Eu cred in El

Jerusalem – the making of a city

This is a BBC production that aired in Europe, thus you will hear the narrator giving equal footing to the 3 major religions and at one point stating that although Christians believe every word is inspired, the narrator being in the ‘historical thinking mode’ says some of the Bible is mythological. Putting aside this caveat, the video is an excellent and useful tool in learning the history of the city, while looking at the actual places being discussed. There is a chronological timeline of historic events, some taken from the Bible. And  the BBC’s cinematography is of course excellent, with some  rare footage, including a clip from the underground, 90 feet under the site of the Holy of Holies part of where Solomon’s temple once stood (in video part 1).

Part 1

From Antiquity to Constantine

Part 2

From Islam’s rise to the 13th Century

Part 3

The divided city – 13 th Century to Present

John Piper – Putting Sanctification in Its Place – Part 1 of 2 from the Desiring God Conference September 28, 2012

John Piper from „Acting The Miracle” Desiring God 2012 Coference that took place on September 28th 2012.

In this first plenary session, John Piper first defines sanctification:

The English word “sanctify” or “sanctification” is built on the Latin word sanctus which means “holy.” We don’t have a way of turning the adjective “holy” into a verb in English. The world “holify” does not exist. But in the language of the New Testament, the adjective “holy” (hagioscan be made into a verb (hagiazō), which means “to make holy” or to “treat as holy.” And that same adjective for “holy” (hagios) can be made into three different nouns (hagiosmoshagiōsunēhagiotēs) which sometimes mean “the condition of being holy” (“holiness”) or “the process of becoming holy”—which would be “holification” if such a word existed, but since it doesn’t, we use “sanctification.”

Now I don’t expect you to remember all that. Here’s the crucial point: Any time you read in the New Testament any form of the word “sanctify,” you know you are reading about holiness. So a conference on sanctification is a conference on being or becoming holy. And the reason I use the terms “being or becoming” holy is that the New Testament refers to our holiness in both of those senses—a condition of being holy, or a process of becoming holy

He points out that the NT speaks to both the process of becoming holy as well as to the condition of being holy:

Both the condition of being holy and the process of becoming holy are prominent in the New Testament. Neither is minimized. The most obvious way to see the prominence of the Christian condition or state of holiness is to see that Paul calls Christians “saints” 40 times in his 13 letters. …So the picture is that God calls us, and unites us by faith to Christ, so that “in Christ Jesus,” we are holy, sanctified, and the name that we get therefore is “saints” or “holy ones.”

He also shows how holiness is a God given trait:

Christians are holy and must become holy. We have the seed of God’s likeness—God’s holiness—imparted to us when we are born again, and we must grow into that likeness—that holiness—to show who our Father really is.

You can read the entire transcript here-

Prelude to Acting the Miracle:

Putting Sanctification in Its Place


Prelude to Acting the Miracle: Putting Sanctification in Its Place (John Piper) from Desiring God on Vimeo.

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