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[20 Apr 2019 | Comments Off on “TETELESTAI … It is finished!” | ]

TETELESTAI … It is finished!”
The Greek word τετελεσμαι (TETELESTAI) derives from τελέω (teléo), which means: to finish, to complete, to execute, to conclude, to realize, to pay.
The expression “TETELESTAI” was used by the Greeks in various ways to say:

• “The task is fulfilled! (Servant)
• “Justice is done! (Judge)
• “The debt is paid! (Accountant)
• “The picture is completed! (Artist)
The Gospel of John, written in Greek, tells us that “Jesus, knowing that everything had been accomplished, said:” It is finished! “And bowing his head, he gave up the spirit” (John 19: 28-30).
By …

Christmas, Reflections, Special Events »

[22 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on A Wish for Peace at Christmas! | ]

The Christmas season is here again and, as every year at this time, people all over the world are getting ready to have a party and celebrate this very special event by inviting their relatives or friends for dinner or for even just a slice of cake. The atmosphere of festivity is everywhere, with streets and trees lit with colored lights and shopping malls crowded with buyers who are stacking up with gifts, food and drinks for the party. There’s no doubt about it, Christmas is indeed the most beautiful …

Foundations of Faith, Reflections, Special Events »

[30 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on The cross is a free choice! | ]

We are approaching Easter, the most important feast of the year for Christians, because we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The world has largely managed to secularize Christmas, replacing most references to the birth of Jesus with gift shopping, decorations, and so on, but thank God it finds it harder to eliminate the memory of the resurrection of Christ from Easter, although it tries to with bunnies and chocolate eggs.
Last year we meditated on the meaning of the “life, death and resurrection” of Jesus, and what this means for us …

Reflections, Special Events »

[27 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Did you miss Christmas this year? | ]

This week the whole world has been celebrating Christmas, which is the most celebrated season of the year in the world, but I wonder how many might have missed a real Christmas this year! Sometimes we can be going through all the motions of celebrating Christmas, and even have a fun Christmas party with our loved ones, exchanging gifts and season cards, and wishing each other “Merry Christmas”, and yet still miss the true spirit of Christmas! How?
Well, to start with, during the days preceding the celebration, we might have …

Foundations of Faith, Reflections, Special Events »

[21 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]

Every year, during the Easter season, there are people all over the world who remember the passion and the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and wonder what prompted Him to sacrifice His life for us! It’s obvious that on that cross Jesus was not a victim, because He said: “No one takes My life from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down and power to take it again” (John 10:18).
That statement is difficult to understand for those who have never …

Reflections, Special Events »

[24 Dec 2013 | One Comment | ]

Another Christmas is here and, despite of the economic crisis, many are rushing around, like they always do at this time of the year, for the last minute shopping to buy gifts for each other before their Christmas party. Thus is sad, because Christmas is meant to be Jesus’ birthday, yet few are thinking of Him, and not many are planning to bring Him gifts! How would you feel if people were to celebrate your birthday by exchanging gifts with each other, but no one thought of you! Wouldn’t it …

Reflections, Soul Care, Special Events »

[27 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

This week most Christians throughout the world are remembering the Passion of Christ, the final hours of His life on earth that brought Him to the Cross, and next Sunday, on Easter day, it will be the celebration of His Resurrection, which took place three days after His death!
About one year ago I published an article, “Easter: Resurrection of your dreams!”, in which  I wrote: “The resurrection of Jesus Christ is at the heart of human history and of our destiny… When things don’t seem to be going in the …

Reflections, Special Events »

[28 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

This week was Christmas, and I wonder how many people noticed it?
“Of course we did!” someone will say, “For weeks we were bombarded by all the commercials on TV, with lit streets and decorated shops at every step to remind us it was Christmas! It was nothing but a stressful race to shops and malls to buy all the presents and decorations, as well as the mountain of food needed for the big Christmas dinner with our extended family. Thank God is over, it was too much! I can’t wait …

Soul Care, Special Events, Training, Web 2.0 »

[5 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Being spiritually thirsty is universal! | ]

During our 35 years of missionary experience in many countries around the world, I always tried to study and teach others the Word of God, as it was revealed in the Bible, in order to consolidate a strong foundation of faith upon which to build my life and that of my students. For many of them it was the first time that they ventured in this amazing journey to discover the precious truth contained in God’s Word.
Some eagerly drank from the rivers of living water, flowing from the Word and …

Reflections, Special Events »

[9 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

As we prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday, the whole world is commemorating the passion and death of Jesus Christ, culminating with His glorious Resurrection, an event that has changed the course of History and the destiny of mankind… even your destiny!
No one can be sure whether Jesus actually died on Friday, according to tradition, or the day before, as the Gospel seems to indicate. Jesus, in fact, predicted that “the Son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40). So, if He …