SERMON: “The Purpose of Baptism”
SONG: “Come to Jesus”
[ Birth of Jesus Foretold ] In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
This week, Twitter added photo-sharing to its direct messaging functionality, and Instagram gave its users the ability to share messages plus photos and videos with a single person or small group. One one level, these services are merely trying to keep up with a host of new and wildly popular chat programs. But we could also be seeing the beginning of a new and important trend. Multiple companies are racing to win the messaging game and be the platform where you share your private messages (as GigaOm’s Mathew Ingram points out, no one will completely own the space). After years watching a race to make everything public, we could be seeing companies, large and small, responding to our desire to make things a little more private.
+ New Republic’s Noreen Malone on the change of direction: “It’s a shift away from the public-broadcasting instinct that…
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The first time I visited Mthatha, 2009, parents were refusing to let their kids walk to school for fear they would be raped and virtually every lamp-post was plastered with flyers for same-day abortions. The second, 2012, as I drove in, a young beggar with filthy clothes and a dirty face knocked on my window when I stopped at a set of lights – to distract me so his two companions could open a rear door and rifle my bag. A few blocks later, when I pulled over for directions, the woman I asked initially told me to get out of town. “You shouldn’t be out here alone,” she said. “Tsotsis [gangsters] are everywhere.”
When Nelson Mandela’s body is flown to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Saturday ahead of his burial Sunday in the nearby village of Qunu, he will be returning to his home and to the heartland of…
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JEALOUSY IS CANCER OF A SOUL
LEAVING A LARGE AND GAPING HOLE.
IT TAKES NO PRISONERS AS IT KILLS
RAMPAGING THROUGH VALLEYS AND HILLS.
IT DESTROYS LIKE FIRE ON THE HOTTEST DAY
BURNING THE FLESH OF LOVE AWAY.
IT LOSES REASON, AIM AND END
DESTROYING ALL WHO CAN’T DEFEND.
IT’S SELDOM EVER JUSTIFIED,
A GROWING TUMOUR DEEP INSIDE……
A TUMOUR THAT WILL ALWAYS KILL
CANT BE CURED BY ANY PILL…………
PLEASE TAKE HEED IN WHAT IS SAID
‘JEALOUSY WILL KILL YOU DEAD’……….