Category Archives: Christian Life

Lessons from David’s sin with Bathsheba

When we think of King David, the Old Testament’s hero, two famous stories usually come to mind: David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) and David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11-12). One story is pure hero stuff, the other is one … Continue reading

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The Path to Fulfillment

Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be … Continue reading

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“By His Resurrection…”

By His Resurrection, Christ conquered sin and death, destroyed Satan’s dark kingdom, freed the enslaved human race and broke the seal on the greatest mysteries of God and man. St. Nikolai Velimirovic

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“The mourners of the dead became the swallows of a new spring”

For context, first read the gospel story of the women going to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus (Luke 24:1-12). Their poor ointments, with which they meant to preserve from corruption Him who Himself keeps the heavens from … Continue reading

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Easter is the New Passover, “the crossing-over”

…Now since you are celebrating the holy Pascha, you should know, brethren, what the Pascha is. Pascha means the crossing-over, and so the Festival is called by this name. For it was on this day that the Children of Israel … Continue reading

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“Today I rise with him”

Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him; yesterday I died with Him; today I am quickened with Him; yesterday I was buried with Him; today I rise with Him. But let us offer to Him … Continue reading

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Does the Holy Spirit have you?

Does the Holy Spirit have you? Does he have all of you, or only some parts of you? Do you grieve him? (see Eph. 4:30), or are you led by him (see Rom. 8:12-14, Gal. 5:18-24)? Do you rely on … Continue reading

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