In Hebrews Chapter 5 we are told how Jesus learned obedience “by the things which he suffered”. This is how he became “the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey him”.
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There is a verse (among several) that is missing from the New World Translation that is vital for people in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to consider. That verse is Acts 8:37. The reason this verse is so important is that it speaks to Jesus being God, something that the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny. From the Jehovah’s Witnesses website: However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.
Hannah, who was barren, prayed to the LORD and asked: “if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid” (excerpted from 1 Samuel 1:11 KJV). In verse 19 of the same chapter we are told: “the LORD remembered her”.
How small I feel when flying in an airplane. The land below seems so big when I look out the window. Then I think about how tiny our planet Earth is in comparison to the Universe. I ask myself, “Am I really closer to God when I am 33,000 feet in the air compared to when I am standing on the ground?”
Eternal hope is reflected in every child that is born. All sorts of possibilities are wrapped up in the precious gift of a baby. We don’t know what the future holds for our children. God, however, knew what would become of his only son. Jesus, the Christ child, was given by God as the perfect gift for all mankind.
In Luke, Chapter 11, one of Jesus’ disciples asked, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1b (KJV)With this simple request, Jesus begins to teach.