Pesach & Feast of Matzot
Jesus’s Triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Anointing of Jesus at Bethany JHN 12:1-11
Jesus predicted his own death MAR 8:31
Judas betrayed Jesus to High Priest LUK 22:1-6
Commemorate the Maundy and Last Supper
Commemorate the Crucifixion of Christ
Fast of Firstborn
Commemorate Jews liberation from Egypt
DEU 16:12, EXO 13:3
Commemorate the Resurrection of Christ
Commemorate the Passage through the Red Sea EXO 14
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
生气却不要犯罪 :不可含怒到日落, 也不可给魔鬼留地步。
“In your anger do not sin”:
Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
and do not give the devil a foothold.
以弗所書 4:26-27 Ephesians
你们各人要快快的听 ，慢慢的说 ，慢慢的动怒 ，
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
雅各書 1:19-20 James
雅各書 1:19-20 James
The five solae (from Latin, sola, means "alone"; occasionally Anglicized to five solas) of the Protestant Reformation are a foundational set of Biblical principles held by theologians and clergy to be central to the doctrine of salvation as taught by the Lutheran and Reformed branches of Protestantism. Each sola represents a key belief in the Lutheran and Reformed traditions in contradistinction to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
Sola Scriptura asserts that the Bible can and is to be interpreted through itself, with one area of Scripture being useful for interpreting others. That scripture can interpret itself is a means by which to show the unity of Scripture as a whole. As all doctrines are formed via scriptural understandings, all doctrines must be found to align with Scripture and as such are then subject to scripture before the believer can begin to apply them.
Sola fide, or "faith alone", asserts that good works are not a means or requisite for salvation. Sola fide is the teaching that justification is received by faith alone, without any need for good works on the part of the individual.
Sola gratia, or "only grace", specifically excludes the merit done by a person as part of achieving salvation. Sola gratia is the teaching that salvation comes by divine grace or "unmerited favor" only, not as something merited by the sinner. This means that salvation is an unearned gift from God for Jesus's sake.
Solus Christus, or "only Christ", excludes the priestly class as necessary for sacraments. Solus Christus is the teaching that Christ is the only mediator between God and man, and that there is salvation through no other
Soli Deo gloria
Soli Deo gloria is the teaching that all glory is to be due to God alone, since salvation is accomplished solely through His will and action – not only the gift of the all-sufficient atonement of Jesus on the cross but also the gift of faith in that atonement, created in the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
提摩太前书 4 :8
1 Timothy 4:8
For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The Last Supper
Artist : Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519
Date : 1495-1498
Medium : fresco-secco
Dimensions : 460x880cm
Current Location : Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy
The work is presumed to have been started around 1495–96 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.
The painting represents the scene of the Last Supper of Jesus with his apostles, as it is told in the Gospel of John. Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him.
All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock. The apostles are identified from a manuscript (The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci p. 232) with their names found in the 19th century.
From left to right, according to the apostles' heads:
Bartholomew1, James2, son of Alphaeus, and Andrew3 form a group of three; all are surprised.
Judas Iscariot4, Peter5, and John6 form another group of three.
Apostle Thomas7, James8 the Greater, and Philip9 are the next group of three.
Matthew10, Jude Thaddeus11, and Simon12 the Zealot are the final group of three.
Judas Iscariot4 is wearing green and blue and is in shadow, looking rather withdrawn and taken aback by the sudden revelation of his plan. He is clutching a small bag, perhaps signifying the silver given to him as payment to betray Jesus, or perhaps a reference to his role within the 12 disciples as treasurer. He is also tipping over the salt cellar. This may be related to the near-Eastern expression to "betray the salt" meaning to betray one's Master. He is the only person to have his elbow on the table and his head is also horizontally the lowest of anyone in the painting.
Peter5 looks angry and is holding a knife pointed away from Christ, perhaps foreshadowing his violent reaction in Gethsemane during Jesus' arrest.
The youngest apostle, John6 , appears to swoon.
Thomas7 is clearly upset; the raised index finger foreshadows his incredulity of the Resurrection.
James8 the Greater looks stunned, with his arms in the air. Meanwhile, Philip9 appears to be requesting some explanation.
Both Jude Thaddeus11 and Matthew10 are turned toward Simon12 , perhaps to find out if he has any answer to their initial questions.