THE WEST - Sam Houston A sometimes volatile and often contradictory man, Sam Houston played a crucial role in the founding of Texas. Houston was born into a military family in Virginia in 1793. His father, an army major who had served in the Revolutionary War, died when Sam was fourteen. His mother took their family to eastern Tennessee, where Houston spent much of his later childhood in the company of Cherokee Indians, coming to know their language and customs well. His involvement in the War of 1812 launched Houston's political career. He served under Andrew Jackson in the campaign against the Creek Indians, allies of the British. Bible Commentary - 1 John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 For New King James text and comment, click here. I John 1-5 Listen An introduction to I John While not specifically identified, hints in this book tell us that the author was the Apostle John, the son of Zebedee. There is no way to fix the date of the writing of this letter.
Algeria; A Persecuted Land Where Revival Refuses to Cease Algeria; A Persecuted Land Where Revival Refuses to Cease By Aidan Clay TIZI OUZOU, ALGERIA (ANS) -- An angry mob of local Muslims, disturbed over the presence of the newly constructed Tafat Church in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, hoped that a little intimidation would scare the congregation away for good. The mob broke in and ransacked the building one night, stealing sound equipment and lighting church property on fire. Nearly all furniture, Bibles and electrical appliances were damaged beyond repair. "They came and smashed things up.
Free online Bible study lessons exploring biblical truth in Bible Exploration Here are lots of lessons which will help you become better acquainted with the Bible, God's Word to us, and discover valuable truths for living life. As you will see by the descriptions, many of these are geared to children but even more are meant for teens and adults. Enjoy discovering what God wants you to learn today! *Bible Stories from Moody Bible Institute (for older children, teens and adults) *David and Goliath Story (for teens and adults) *Know Your Bible (4 sets of lessons for children) *Light from the Old Testament (for mature teens and adults) *Survey of the Scriptures (for teens and adults) *A Journey of Faith with the Patriarchs (for teens and adults) *Book of Judges (for mature teens and adults)
Catechetics Online introduction Welcome. Catechetics Online is filled with all sorts of home cooked goodness on the Catholic faith. We have large apologetic, catechetical, and references materials. Articles of Confederation (1777) After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. This document served as the United States' first constitution, and was in force from March 1, 1781, until 1789 when the present day Constitution went into effect. On June 11, 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed three committees in response to the Lee Resolution. One of these committees, created to determine the form of a confederation of the colonies, was composed of one representative from each colony with John Dickinson, a delegate from Delaware, as the principal writer.
The Hebrew Name for God - Elohim The name Elohim is unique to Hebraic thinking: it occurs only in Hebrew and in no other ancient Semitic language. The masculine plural ending does not mean “gods” when referring to the true God of Israel, since the name is mainly used with singular verb forms and with adjectives and pronouns in the singular (e.g., see Gen. 1:26). However, considering the Hashalush HaKadosh (Trinity), the form indeed allows for the plurality within the Godhead. I am a Christian When I say When I say, "I am a Christian" I'm not shouting, "I’ve been saved!" I'm whispering, "I get lost! That's why I chose this way" When I say, "I am a Christian" I don't speak with human pride I'm confessing that I stumble—Needing God to be my guide
Free Printable Bible Study Lessons We believe that God tells us in Scripture that we have received freely and we are therefore to freely give. In Matthew Chapter 10, verse 8, Jesus tells his disciples that they are to give freely because they had received freely. In chapter eleven of his second epistle to the Corinthians the Apostle Paul states in verse seven that he humbled or abased himself and freely preached the Gospel so that the Corinthians might be exalted or honored. We pray that you are honored and blessed by these Bible study lessons offered here for your use. We also request that you share the Word of God with others.
The Manger and the Inn This article was reproduced in the Fall 2007 issue of Bible and Spade. Why would Joseph, “of the lineage of David,” in the city of his family’s origin have to seek shelter in an inn and be turned out into a stable? Recently this question was put to me here in Beirut. This paper presents an answer.