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Steve Harvey Introduces Jesus

January 26th, 2010

A Steve Harvey show where he imagines what it might be like to have the honor of introducing Jesus Christ when he returns…

Thanks Ryan! 🙂

Watch here:

Or click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvCd_ANIKys

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Coptic Mission 2010 fundraising campaign

January 23rd, 2010

Hello everyone,

I wish to invite you all to participate into my Coptic Mission 2010 fundraising.

More information on the mission can be found on this page specially created for the event: www.karimaziz.net/kenya

Thank you,
Karim Aziz

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Here I Am To Worship – Tim Hughes

January 13th, 2010

Watch here:

Or click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC-yHnqttAU

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Our God is an awesome God

January 12th, 2010

Watch here:

Or click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijAKh_C89UE

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Mighty to Save – Hillsong

January 12th, 2010

Watch here:

Or click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08YZF87OBQ

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There will be a day – Jeremy Camp

January 11th, 2010

Hello everyone,

Here is one of my favourite song, it is named “There will be a day” by Jeremy Camp followed by the devotional video about it.

Listen to the song here:

Or click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gkDiTvloc

Watch the devotional video here:

Or click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gkDiTvloc

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Papal Message – Feast of the Nativity 2010

January 11th, 2010

Januray 7, 2010
Papal Message
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

My beloved children in the lands of Immigration, both clergy and laity,

I send to you my sincere love to each one of you, wishing you a
joyous life in the lands of immigration. May the Lord keep you without
fault, loving one another with true love, that each you be careful to
edify his brother, without offence.

I would like to congratulate you all with the start of the New Year,
and the Glorious Feast of Nativity. May it be a blessed and happy year,
carrying to you what the birth of the Lord carries from inspirations to
the soul and also deep spiritual memories.

The Lord Christ came as a Savior to the world, as the angel said to the shepherds: “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) And the Lord has said concerning Himself that He came “to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

In addition to all of this, He had an important message in teaching,
and in leading the people to the knowledge of God, having said to the
Father: ” And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3). He also said to Him: “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26)

Did all of these people not know God, till Christ came to tell them
about Him? Of course not, for without doubt they knew His Hebrew name:
Elohim, Jehovah, Adonai, that is, the One who is and is to be, God and
Lord. But this mere knowledge of the mind is not enough.

They knew that the One God is the Creator of heaven and earth and
the only One who works wonders. But they did not have a relationship of
the heart with Him, even in their prayers! Therefore God said
concerning them: ” …these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me.” (Isaiah 29:13)

They had an outward worship only, without spirit! Prayer without a
connection!! For this reason God rejected their prayer. He said to
these people: “When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes
from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your
hands are full of blood.” (Isaiah 1:15)

God desired the pure heart that is full of love towards God and people. Thus the Lord Christ said to God the Father: “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26)

The Lord Christ came teaching people about love, through His life
and words; so that they will know that God is Love (1 John 4:16); and
that every virtue void of love is not accepted before God… Thus He said
to His disciples: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (John 13:34) He also said to them: “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) It was said about Him that He “loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.” (John 13:1)

He taught them to love everyone, even the enemies, saying: “But
I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to
those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and
persecute you…” (Matthew 5:44) He explained this by saying: “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?” (Matthew 5:46)

As long as God is Love, then anyone who is far from love is far from God…

With this we understand the meaning of prayer. It is not merely
talking with God, or merely a duty that we perform, instead, prayer is
a desire for God, as the psalmist says in the Psalm: “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.” (Psalm 42:1)

The prayer that is distinguished by the love from the heart to God
is a spiritual enjoyment, during which the heart enjoys the company of
God. The sign of this is that when a person starts prayer, they do not
want to finish it, desiring to continue in the enjoyment of talking
with God. The ending of the prayer to this person is like snatching the
suckling infant from his mothers’ breast…

The Lord Christ offered God to people with a lovely name of heavenly
Father. He taught us to call Him saying: “Our Father Who art in
heaven…” He is the Father who is full of beauty and compassion, and
He is the source of all goodness…

We love God Who gives to us without us asking, and above what we
ask. We love Him for He is the Good Shepherd, who makes us lie in green
pastures and leads us beside the still waters (Psalm 23). He is the
true Shepherd who said about Himself: “I will feed My flock, and I
will make them lie down … I will seek what was lost and bring back what
was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick…”
(Ezekiel 34:15,16) With all of this the Lord Christ came as a Good
Shepherd, giving Himself for the sheep (John 10:11, 15). He gives His
sheep eternal life, and they will not perish forever (John 10:28).

Blessed is the Lord in His incarnation, in His love to us, in His
care which is sacrificial and redeeming. We thank Him for all of this,
and glorify His Name from now and forevermore, Amen.

A blessed season to you all.

(Signed)
Shenouda
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
January 2010

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Quiet time schedule 2010

January 11th, 2010

One of the most important habits that you can develop for sustained spiritual growth is the habit of a daily Quiet Time with God. Quiet Time is more than just sitting in silence. It is a daily time that you set aside to be alone with God. The goal of Quiet Time is to get to know God more intimately through His Word and through prayer.

Guide to Quiet Time: Guide-to-Quiet-Time.pdf

Schedule for daily Quiet Time – 2010: Quiet Time Guide 2010

Source: Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Washington, DC

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Jesus has the unlimited incoming call option, call him!

January 10th, 2010

Hello all,

I’ve always found the Annual Collection of the Catholic Church of Montreal ads to be very good, catchy and modern. I wanted to present you my favorite one that was used in the 2009 campaign.

Cell phone companies have offered rate plans that include unlimited incoming calls option for some time now. The message we get from this ad is that Jesus want to tell us that he has this specific plan since the beginning, that we can take advantage of it and call him whenever we need him and he will always answer and be there for us.

To see the ones of the previous years please visit: http://www.diocesemontreal.org/accueil/collecte/index_eng.htm

Thanks,
Karim Aziz

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HeavenIsOpen.com

January 10th, 2010

Hello friends,

there is a lot of junk on the web, isn’t it? HeavenIsOpen.com is truly a website worth looking at filled with very good content.

Here are some of the interesting articles:

The tears of Jesus: http://www.heavenisopen.com/newsletter/tearsofjesus.html
You are a precious pearl…: http://www.heavenisopen.com/newsletter/pearl.html
God’s goodness in your agony: http://www.heavenisopen.com/newsletter/goodness.html
Heal your heart: http://www.heavenisopen.com/newsletter/come.html
Get a pure heart!: http://www.heavenisopen.com/newsletter/pureheart.html
You are precious: http://www.heavenisopen.com/precious.html
See God’s wonders!: http://www.heavenisopen.com/wonders.html
Death or life?: http://www.heavenisopen.com/suicide.html
The greatest miracle…: http://www.heavenisopen.com/jesuschrist-cross.html
I Love You!: http://www.heavenisopen.com/love.html
Does God exist?: http://www.heavenisopen.com/god.html
Heaven is Open!: http://www.heavenisopen.com/jesus.html

And last but not least, my personal favorite one “You are an Elijah, Moses, or David under construction!“: http://www.heavenisopen.com/newsletter/elijah.html

Go have a look!
Karim Aziz