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Jesus Crucifixion

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This is the best “crucifixion” scene of Jesus, and the view count speaks for itself.

I could rattle off a heap of “quotes” about Jesus Christ to try and convince the world what he did for us, but the best we can do is let this video stir your “heart” and let the Holy Spirit speak to you where you are sitting and watching this, if you open your heart.

All I can say is you will never know the love and power of Jesus unless you seek him and search for him, then he will open the door and answer you.

When you get a “revelation” of him, then you will know that he is “your” Savior. Don’t wait till it’s too late.

You can “pray” right where you are and “talk” to him right now.

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Easter 2016

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This Easter instead of the “bunny and the egg basket” being the focus, change it by watching the below “JESUS” film with your family.

Jesus walked on many roads during his brief time on earth. The roads He walked on led Him through valleys and over hilltops, they brought Him through crowded city streets and quiet villages, they guided Him to people’s homes and festive celebrations, but the road that led Him to the place of crucifixion was the one He was born to travel.

The Father watched from heaven as His Son, beaten and bruised, staggered under the weight of the cross on His way to a place called Golgotha. Jesus knew that this road was the only way that His love could find a place in our hearts. If God would have set a roadblock on this road and said to His Son, Road closed, we would never have found our way to Him.

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It is Jesus journey to the cross and His crucifixion upon Golgotha’s hill that opens our understanding to the meaning of love at its deepest level. Salvation is our free gift that cost Jesus everything. His brokenness means that we can be made whole; His sorrow means that we can have fullness of joy; His rejection means that we can be accepted; His pain means that we can be healed; His death means that we can have life everlasting.

The devil has convinced so many people that they are worthless. Each of us needs to stop and remember the cross. At the cross we will discover our true value for it is here that we discover the price God was willing to pay for us, the depth of His love, and how much we are worth to Him.

The stone has been rolled away…and He’s alive forevermore! Praise the Lord. May you be reminded of His great love for you this Easter.

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“…He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” Mark 16:6 NIV

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Jesus or Mao?

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Jesus Christ is more popular on “Weibo,” the Chinese version of “Twitter,” than Chairman Mao.

A survey of the Asian country’s social media platform by Tea Leaf Nation has found that Chinese censors are allowing more Christian terminology to be talked about on Weibo’s equivalent of tweets.

It’s easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China’s massive Twitter-like social media platform.

The atheist Chinese Communist Party, known for its sometimes heavy-handed policies towards religions, from Islam to Christianity to Tibetan Buddhism, seems far more willing to allow Christian terminology to appear on Weibo than Communist argot, according to data taken from search results on the platform conducted April 3.

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For example, a search for the word “Bible” yielded over 17 million recent results, while the iconic Quotations of Chairman Mao, a widely distributed collection of writings by the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party known in the West as the “Little Red Book,” received fewer than 60,000 mentions. “Christian congregation” was mentioned over 41.8 million times, whereas “the Communist Party” clocked in at just 5.3 million mentions.

The small army of Chinese government censors, whose ranks are estimated to number 100,000, likely plays a role in this surprising disparity. Posts containing content deemed “politically sensitive” are often deleted, as are many posts containing the names of China’s top leaders, perhaps as a measure to deflect controversy and criticism.

Chinese state-run media run top headlines featuring the Chinese president on an almost daily basis, yet “Xi Jinping” only received around 4 million Weibo mentions — compare this to “Jesus,” certainly no regular newspaper headliner in China, which yielded over 18 million mentions.

That’s not to say that Christian content is free of censorship. A search for the term “underground church,” referring to Christian congregations in China that refuse to register as one of the state-sanctioned churches, produces a blank search page with a notice reading, “results cannot be displayed due to relevant laws and regulations.”

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Lack of interest in Communist ideology, and rising interest in Christianity, may also help explain the relative frequency of Christian-related Weibo content. Christianity has grown rapidly in China for more than two decades, and while official government estimates put the total number of Chinese Christians at 25 million, many outside observers agree that the real number may be closer to 60 million.

While not an exact science — Weibo search result tallies are subject to the daily exigencies of both user trends and the actions of censors — the comparative search data shown below demonstrates that Christian-related content is either more popular or more permissible on Weibo than Communist-related content.

Chatter about religion may make the Chinese government queasy, and occasionally terrified, but it’s politics that keeps its leaders (and censors) awake at night.

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Easter 2013

Easter StoryThis Easter instead of the bunny and the basket being the focus, change it by thinking about JESUS with your family.

Jesus walked on many roads during his brief time on earth.

The roads He walked on led Him through valleys and over hilltops, they brought Him through crowded city streets and quiet villages, they guided Him to people’s homes and festive celebrations, but the road that led Him to the place of crucifixion was the one He was born to travel.

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The Father watched from heaven as His Son, beaten and bruised, staggered under the weight of the cross on His way to a place called Golgotha.

Jesus knew that this road was the only way that His love could find a place in our hearts.  If God would have set a roadblock on this road and said to His Son, Road closed, we would never have found our way to Him.

It is Jesus journey to the cross and His crucifixion upon Golgotha’s hill that opens our understanding to the meaning of love at its deepest level.  Salvation is our free gift that cost Jesus everything.

His brokenness means that we can be made whole; His sorrow means that we can have fullness of joy; His rejection means that we can be accepted; His pain means that we can be healed; His death means that we can have life everlasting.

Easter 2013The devil has convinced so many people that they are worthless. Each of us needs to stop and remember the cross at the cross we will discover our true value for it is here that we discover the price God was willing to pay for us, the depth of His love, and how much we are worth to Him.

The stone has been rolled away…and He’s alive forevermore!  Praise the Lord.  May you be reminded of His great love for you this Easter.

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Easter in Chinese

“…He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid Him.”  Mark 16:6 NIV           

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