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Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by solomon on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:23 am

20 April 2008
5th Sunday of Easter

- from Barclay's New Testament Commentary

THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE

John 14:4-6

"`And you know the way to where I go.' Thomas said to him: `Lord, we do not know where you are going. How do we know the way?' Jesus said to him: `I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

Again and again Jesus had told his disciples where he was going, but somehow they had never understood. "Yet a little while I am with you," he said, "and then I go to him that sent me" (Jn.7:33). He had told them that he was going to the Father who had sent him, and with whom he was one, but they still did not understand what was going on. Even less did they understand the way by which Jesus was going, for that way was the Cross. At this moment the disciples were bewildered men. There was one among them who could never say that he understood what he did not understand, and that was Thomas. He was far too honest and far too much in earnest to be satisfied with any vague pious expressions. Thomas had to be sure. So he expressed his doubts and his failure to understand, and the wonderful thing is that it was the question of a doubting man which provoked one of the greatest things Jesus ever said. No one need be ashamed of his doubts; for it is amazingly and blessedly true that he who seeks will in the end find.

Jesus said to Thomas: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." That is a great saying to us, but it would be still greater to a Jew who heard it for the first time. In it Jesus took three of the great basic conceptions of Jewish religion, and made the tremendous claim that in him all three found their full realization.

The Jews talked much about the way in which men must walk and the ways of God. God said to Moses: "You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you" (Deut.5:32-33). Moses said to the people: "I know that after my death you will surely act corruptly, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you" (Deut.31:29). Isaiah had said: "Your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, This is the way, walk in it" (Isa.30:21). In the brave new world there would be a highway called the Way of Holiness, and in it the wayfaring man, even though a simple soul, would not go lost (Isa.35:8). It was the Psalmist's prayer: "Teach me thy way, O Lord" (Ps.27:11). The Jews knew much about the way of God in which a man must walk. And Jesus said: "I am the Way."

What did he mean? Suppose we are in a strange town and ask for directions. Suppose the person asked says: "Take the first to the right, and the second to the left. Cross the square, go past the church, take the third on the right and the road you want is the fourth on the left." The chances are that we will be lost before we get half-way. But suppose the person we ask says: "Come. I'll take you there." In that case the person to us is the way, and we cannot miss it. That is what Jesus does for us. He does not only give advice and directions. He takes us by the hand and leads us; he strengthens us and guides us personally every day. He does not tell us about the way; he is the Way.

Jesus said: "I am the Truth." The Psalmist said: "Teach me Thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth" (Ps.86:11). "For thy steadfast love is before my eyes," he said, "and I walk in faithfulness to thee" (Ps.26:3). "I have chosen the way of truth," he said (Ps.119:30). Many men have told us the truth, but no man ever embodied it. There is one all-important thing about moral truth. A man's character does not really affect his teaching of geometry or astronomy or Latin verbs. But if a man proposes to teach moral truth, his character makes all the difference in the world. An adulterer who teaches the necessity of purity, a grasping person who teaches the value of generosity, a domineering person who teaches the beauty of humility, an irascible creature who teaches the beauty of serenity, an embittered person who teaches the beauty of love, is bound to be ineffective. Moral truth cannot be conveyed solely in words; it must be conveyed in example. And that is precisely where the greatest human teacher must fall down. No teacher has ever embodied the truth he taught--except Jesus. Many a man could say: "I have taught you the truth." Only Jesus could say: "I am the Truth." The tremendous thing about Jesus is not simply that the statement of moral perfection finds its peak in him; it is that the fact of moral perfection finds its realization in him.

Jesus said: "I am the Life." The writer of the Proverbs said: "The commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light; and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life" (Prov.6:23). "He who heeds instructions is on the path to life" (Prov.10:17). "Thou dost show me the path of life," said the Psalmist (Ps.16:11). In the last analysis what man is always seeking for is life. His search is not for knowledge for its own sake: but what will make life worth living. A novelist makes one of his characters who has fallen in love say: "I never knew what life was until I saw it in your eyes." Love had brought life. That is what Jesus does. Life with Jesus is life indeed.

And there is one way of putting all this. "No one," said Jesus, "comes to the Father except through me." He alone is the way to God. In him alone we see what God is like; and he alone can lead men into God's presence without fear and without shame.
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:59 pm

ah grabeha gud ka advance...pwede na diay basa nalang ko ani, di nalang mosimba?hehehhe
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by mags on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:15 am

andam2x ta kay sa di ma dugay naa nay online mass big grin big grin
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by bobcat on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:54 am

maayo dinhi kay di ta kit-an kung magparok....hahahahhaa
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by mags on Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:04 pm

bobcat wrote:maayo dinhi kay di ta kit-an kung magparok....hahahahhaa

unya kay with webcam man? abir?
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by bobcat on Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:50 pm

magpaatbang diay pod kos webcam? hahahahahahaha.
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by mags on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:48 pm

ma klaro na jud ang mang hingogmo ug mang himuta. big grin
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by Jane on Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:03 pm

solomon wrote:20 April 2008
5th Sunday of Easter

- from Barclay's New Testament Commentary

THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE

John 14:4-6

"`And you know the way to where I go.' Thomas said to him: `Lord, we do not know where you are going. How do we know the way?' Jesus said to him: `I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

Again and again Jesus had told his disciples where he was going, but somehow they had never understood. "Yet a little while I am with you," he said, "and then I go to him that sent me" (Jn.7:33). He had told them that he was going to the Father who had sent him, and with whom he was one, but they still did not understand what was going on. Even less did they understand the way by which Jesus was going, for that way was the Cross. At this moment the disciples were bewildered men. There was one among them who could never say that he understood what he did not understand, and that was Thomas. He was far too honest and far too much in earnest to be satisfied with any vague pious expressions. Thomas had to be sure. So he expressed his doubts and his failure to understand, and the wonderful thing is that it was the question of a doubting man which provoked one of the greatest things Jesus ever said. No one need be ashamed of his doubts; for it is amazingly and blessedly true that he who seeks will in the end find.

Jesus said to Thomas: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." That is a great saying to us, but it would be still greater to a Jew who heard it for the first time. In it Jesus took three of the great basic conceptions of Jewish religion, and made the tremendous claim that in him all three found their full realization.

The Jews talked much about the way in which men must walk and the ways of God. God said to Moses: "You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you" (Deut.5:32-33). Moses said to the people: "I know that after my death you will surely act corruptly, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you" (Deut.31:29). Isaiah had said: "Your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, This is the way, walk in it" (Isa.30:21). In the brave new world there would be a highway called the Way of Holiness, and in it the wayfaring man, even though a simple soul, would not go lost (Isa.35:8). It was the Psalmist's prayer: "Teach me thy way, O Lord" (Ps.27:11). The Jews knew much about the way of God in which a man must walk. And Jesus said: "I am the Way."

What did he mean? Suppose we are in a strange town and ask for directions. Suppose the person asked says: "Take the first to the right, and the second to the left. Cross the square, go past the church, take the third on the right and the road you want is the fourth on the left." The chances are that we will be lost before we get half-way. But suppose the person we ask says: "Come. I'll take you there." In that case the person to us is the way, and we cannot miss it. That is what Jesus does for us. He does not only give advice and directions. He takes us by the hand and leads us; he strengthens us and guides us personally every day. He does not tell us about the way; he is the Way.

Jesus said: "I am the Truth." The Psalmist said: "Teach me Thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth" (Ps.86:11). "For thy steadfast love is before my eyes," he said, "and I walk in faithfulness to thee" (Ps.26:3). "I have chosen the way of truth," he said (Ps.119:30). Many men have told us the truth, but no man ever embodied it. There is one all-important thing about moral truth. A man's character does not really affect his teaching of geometry or astronomy or Latin verbs. But if a man proposes to teach moral truth, his character makes all the difference in the world. An adulterer who teaches the necessity of purity, a grasping person who teaches the value of generosity, a domineering person who teaches the beauty of humility, an irascible creature who teaches the beauty of serenity, an embittered person who teaches the beauty of love, is bound to be ineffective. Moral truth cannot be conveyed solely in words; it must be conveyed in example. And that is precisely where the greatest human teacher must fall down. No teacher has ever embodied the truth he taught--except Jesus. Many a man could say: "I have taught you the truth." Only Jesus could say: "I am the Truth." The tremendous thing about Jesus is not simply that the statement of moral perfection finds its peak in him; it is that the fact of moral perfection finds its realization in him.

Jesus said: "I am the Life." The writer of the Proverbs said: "The commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light; and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life" (Prov.6:23). "He who heeds instructions is on the path to life" (Prov.10:17). "Thou dost show me the path of life," said the Psalmist (Ps.16:11). In the last analysis what man is always seeking for is life. His search is not for knowledge for its own sake: but what will make life worth living. A novelist makes one of his characters who has fallen in love say: "I never knew what life was until I saw it in your eyes." Love had brought life. That is what Jesus does. Life with Jesus is life indeed.

And there is one way of putting all this. "No one," said Jesus, "comes to the Father except through me." He alone is the way to God. In him alone we see what God is like; and he alone can lead men into God's presence without fear and without shame.


Hinay hinay nakog basa kay hapit na dominggo.. big grin big grin big grin
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Post by solomon on Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:39 pm

20 April 2008
5th Sunday of Easter
John 14:1-12

- from Believer's Study Bible

JOHN 14

14:2 The word for “mansions” (monai, Gk.) is found only here and in v. 23 and can be translated “resting places,” “abodes,” or “permanent dwelling places.” Clearly, Jesus knew that the disciples anticipated some such heavenly abode. He assures them that He would have corrected the notion if it were not true. The place where Christians will abide is a “prepared” place in heaven. While it is impossible to determine its location, the believer is promised the escort of Jesus Himself (possibly a reference to the rapture of the church, cf. 1 Thess 4:13-18), and then eternal fellowship with the Lord (v. 3). “I will come again” (v. 3) is a futuristic present tense in the original Greek: “I am coming back.” The present tense is used to express the certainty of the future return. This is an explicit statement from Christ’s lips. He is coming again! His purpose will be to receive us.

14:6 In response to Thomas’ question (v. 5), Jesus gives a comprehensive self-revelation. This is the sixth “I am” declaration in John. He does not simply show the way; He is the Way. He does not simply reveal truth; He is the Truth. He does not simply give life; He is the Life. All the concepts and abstractions are turned into a Person. The way, the truth and the life describe the three principal aspects of the Exodus: the way out of bondage (as out of Egypt), the truth which guides us in living the Christian life (the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai), and the power to live a life pleasing to Christ (the settling into the Promised Land of Canaan). The O.T. emphasis on abiding in the “ways” of the Lord (Deut 26:17; Ps 1:6; 25:4; 27:11) provides the background for Thomas’ question. It is interesting to note that the early disciples are known as followers of “the Way” (Acts 9:2; 19:9). Truth is associated with God’s essential nature (Rom 1:25), with Christ (2 Cor 11:10; Eph 4:21), and with the Spirit (v. 17; 15:26). In the Person of Christ, we have not only the statement but the fact of moral perfection realized. John plainly teaches that life is found in the Person of Jesus Christ. He who has Jesus Christ has life, and conversely, he who is without Jesus Christ has no life (1 John 5:12).

14:9 As in v. 7, the words of Jesus contain a mild rebuke. To fail to recognize and know God in Jesus is to fail to know Jesus. The phrase “you have not known” also means “have you not learned to recognize?” The perfect tenses (“has known,” “has seen”) denote that knowing and seeing Christ have abiding results, although one’s knowledge and insight have yet to reach their full maturation. The extent to which we will see the Father is entirely dependent on what we see in Jesus (cf. 1:18; 10:30; Col 1:15; Heb 1:3). This is an additional claim on the part of Jesus that He is, in fact, Deity.
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:05 pm

unsa man pod sa sunod dominggo ani?? big grin
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Re: Andam daan para karong Dominggo...

Post by mags on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:55 pm

nag research pa. hahaha

hala oi! huwebes na raba. solomoooon, asa ra ang para karon dominggo?

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