Nelu Brie – Duminica Tomei

Photo credit Tissott

Text – Ioan 20:24-31

24 Toma, zis Geamăn, unul din cei doisprezece, nu era cu ei cînd a venit Isus.
25 Ceilalţi ucenici i-au zis deci: ,,Am văzut pe Domnul!„ Dar el le -a răspuns: ,,Dacă nu voi vedea în mînile Lui semnul cuielor, şi dacă nu voi pune degetul meu în semnul cuielor, şi dacă nu voi pune mîna mea în coasta Lui, nu voi crede.„
26 După opt zile, ucenicii lui Isus erau iarăş în casă; şi era şi Toma împreună cu ei. Pe cînd erau uşile încuiate, a venit Isus, a stătut în mijloc, şi le -a zis: ,,Pace vouă!„
27 Apoi a zis lui Toma: ,,Adu-ţi degetul încoace, şi uită-te la mînile Mele; şi adu-ţi mîna, şi pune -o în coasta Mea; şi nu fi necredincios, ci credincios.„
28 Drept răspuns, Toma I -a zis: ,,Domnul meu şi Dumnezeul meu!„
29 ,,Tomo„ i -a zis Isus, ,,pentrucă M’ai văzut, ai crezut. Ferice de ceice n’au văzut, şi au crezut.„
30 Isus a mai făcut înaintea ucenicilor Săi multe alte semne cari nu sînt scrise în cartea aceasta.
31 Dar lucrurile acestea au fost scrise, pentruca voi să credeţi că Isus este Hristosul, Fiul lui Dumnezeu; şi crezînd, să aveţi viaţa în Numele Lui.

VIDEO – Hrana ta zilnica!

Marius Livanu – „Toma” lipseste de la biserica

Biserica penticostala Philadelphia din Mansuè (TV) – Italia
Predica pastorul Marius Livanu – 15 aprilie 2012
VIDEO by philadelphiamansue

Slăvit Isus – Traian Dorz

Slăvit Isus – ce grabnic vine
răsplata Zilei de Apoi
şi nu noi Te-aşteptăm pe Tine,
ci Tu, tot Tu, ne-aştepţi pe noi!

Iubim tot praf şi tot ruine
şi vrem în pămînteşti nevoi
nu noi să Te slujim pe Tine,
ci Tu să ne slujeşti pe noi.

O, Doamne, cu adînci suspine
întoarce-ne dinspre noroi
şi fă-ne să dorim de Tine
aşa cum Tu doreşti de noi.

Revarsă-n noi în toţi divine
simţiri cereşti şi gînduri noi.
Nu noi să vrem să fim prin Tine,
ci Tu să vrem să fii prin noi.

Fă ale noastre inimi pline
de-al dragostei ceresc şuvoi;
nu noi să ne vestim prin Tine,
ci Tu să Te vesteşti prin noi.

Căci doar atunci e cel mai bine
cînd suntem unul şi nu doi,
cînd şi noi suntem una-n Tine,
cum şi Tu unul eşti în noi.

John Piper – Sinner Come Home!

John Piper TFG2014

John Piper – Together for the Gospel 2014

Pentru traducere automata, fa click aici – Romanian

Notice those two things: My heart is aching and my prayers are rising. „My heart’s desire’, that’s one level, and ‘my prayer to God’, that’s my verbal level- is that they may be saved. I’m gonna close with an illustration of the weaving together of these things, that has helped me enormously, not make stupid mistakes, about the doctrine of unconditional election. My father was an evangelist. Sixty years he heralded a beautiful Gospel. I heard it preached dozens of times. He was a traveling mini-Billy Graham. And he had crusades and tent meetings in the early days. And he had his 500, where Billy Graham had his 50,000. I would go with my dad and listen to him plead for sinners. He had a spectacular gift of evangelism and he was faithful to it to the very end. What an amazing life he led.

He was very traditional. He gave invitations at the end. And they sang songs. They sang, as often as any,

‘Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me,
See, at the portholes, He’s waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me.

Come home, come home
You who are weary, come home.
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling, „Oh, sinner, come home!”

Can a calvinist sing that? „Calling, watching, waiting..” I have heard young people mock that song. Not too may, recently; we got a little more nuance today. But, I have heard people mock that song, old people: „The sovereign Christ, risen from the dead, omnipotent of the human heart, NEVER merely calls and waits, and watches, for goodness sakes!” To which I respond, „Where did you hear the word ‘merely’? Did I say ‘merely’? Did we sing ‘merely’? I love precision.

Now, let’s finish the picture. The song has begun. There’s 300 people in the room. My dad has walked out of the pulpit, where he’s delivered  a beautiful, glorious Gospel message, and he’s standing at the front,  as close as I am, now, to you with these 300 people. And he’s got his arms out, and regularly, no show, there were tears in his eyes. He looked right up at people, „Would you come? Would you step out? Come! He will have you.” And you felt everything in your body say: He’s standing in the place of Jesus, inviting people to come.

About 10 rows back there’s a mom with her college age son. He’s an out and out unbeliever and hates being here. But mom asked him and to make her happy, he came along. And, my dad says, „Every eye closed, every head bowed,” we mock this, right? „every saint, praying.” Alright. Jesus is standing at the front, at the portal, calling, waiting, watching. Having been lifted up as the triumphant Christ of the Gospel. Here’s a mom, and she’s praying. What does she pray? He’s standing right here (next to his mom) eager to be out of this place. And she’s praying, „Oh God, please pour out your Holy Spirit on my son. I beg of you, take out the heart of stone; put in a heart of flesh. Open his eyes, break him. Destroy him, have him. Take him. Come. Come, save him, God. Come.”

And, God, the Holy Spirit, opens his eyes, and he sees the risen, waiting, calling Christ as irresistibly beautiful. And he says, „Excuse me, mom,” and he falls into the arms of my father, as if in the arms of Jesus.

Will you be those arms? I beseech you, on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to Christ!” Yes, God is sovereign. God Almighty, through His own unconditional election, through the crucified risen, waiting, watching Christ, through the tears, the praying, the preaching, and through the all conquering Holy Spirit, God saves sinners!

Sinner, Come Home from Desiring God on Vimeo.

Doubting the Resurrection of Jesus (D. A. Carson)

The Cross: A call to the fundamentals of religion – J C Ryle

photo credit

Also by J C Ryle –

  1. God’s Book, the Bible 
  2. What think ye of Christ
  3. Exhorting young men

Pentru traducere automata, fa click aici – Romanian

The Cross: A call to the fundamentals of religion

I. Let me show you what the Apostle Paul did not glory in.
~There are many things that Paul might have gloriedin, if he had thought as some do in this day. If everthere was one on earth who had something to boastof in himself, that man was the great apostle of theGentiles. Now, if he did not dare to glory, who shall?He never gloried in his national privileges…..
~He never gloried in his own works. None everworked so hard for God as he did. He was moreabundant in labors than any of the apostles. No livingman ever preached so much, traveled so much, andendured so many hardships for Christ’s cause….
~He never gloried in his knowledge. 
~He never gloried in his graces.
~He never gloried in his churchmanship.
~Oh! reader, beware of self-righteousness. Opensin kills its thousands of souls. Self-righteousnesskills its tens of thousands. Go and study humility withthe great apostle of the Gentiles. Go and sit with Paulat the foot of the cross. Give up your secretpride. Cast away your vain ideas of your owngoodness. Be thankful if you have grace, but never glory in it for a moment. Work for God and Christ with heart and soul, and mind and strength, but never dream for a second of placing confidence in any work of your own.
II. Let me explain to you what he did glory in.
III. Let me show you why all Christians should think and feel about the cross like Paul.

Vezi acest document pe Scribd

A little bit about J C Ryle from Wikipedia:

Ryle was a strong supporter of the evangelical school and a critic of Ritualism. He was a writer, pastor and an evangelical preacher. Among his longer works are Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856–69), Principles for Churchmen (1884). Ryle was described as having a commanding presence and vigorous in advocating his principles albeit with a warm disposition. He was also credited with having success in evangelizing the blue collar community. His second son, Herbert Edward Ryle also a clergyman, became Dean of Westminster.

Ryle, J.C (John Charles) (1816-1900)

Thoroughly evangelical in his doctrine and uncompromising in his principles, J.C. Ryle was a prolific writer, vigorous preacher, and faithful pastor.

He was born at Macclesfield and educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He was a fine athlete who rowed and played Cricket for Oxford, where he took a first class degree in Modern Greats and was offered a college fellowship (teaching position) which he declined. The son of a wealthy banker, he was destined for a career in politics before answering a call to ordained ministry.

He was spiritually awakened in 1838 while hearing Ephesians 2 read in church. He was ordained by Bishop Sumner at Winchester in 1842. For 38 years he was a parish vicar, first at Helmingham and later at Stradbrooke, in Suffolk. He became a leader of the evangelical party in the Church of England and was noted for his doctrinal essays and polemical writings. In 1880, at age 64, he became the first bishop of Liverpool, at the recommendation of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. He retired in 1900 at age 83 and died later the same year.

In his diocese, he exercised a vigorous and straightforward preaching ministry, and was a faithful pastor to his clergy, exercising particular care over ordination retreats. He formed a clergy pension fund for his diocese and built over forty churches. Despite criticism, he put raising clergy salaries ahead of building a cathedral for his new diocese. Ryle combined his commanding presence and vigorous advocacy of his principles with graciousness and warmth in his personal relations. Vast numbers of working men and women attended his special preaching meetings, and many were led to faith in Christ. (Source

Blogosfera Evanghelică

Vizite unicate din Martie 6,2011

free counters

Va multumim ca ne-ati vizitat azi!

România – LIVE webcams de la orase mari