Today my husband and I were given an opportunity to share about the impact of Bible Translation led to the life changing in Christ with a group of kids at our children church. He found a story, Jesus is Alive, related to Easter and Bible Translation at Wycliffe’s blog post. It is free to download here, included a recipe of empty-tomb rolls for Easter Morning.
The story about a boy named Nard, a Pilipino boy, who came to know Christ and became a missionary pilot.
A translator, Dick, went to his village to share the Good News about Jesus to him and the people in his village in Philippines. When Nard met Dick, he was a boy who could not read or write, he was know as trouble maker. Dick asked for Nard’s help to teach him his language, Isnag. After years of learning and translating, Dick finally finished the book of Mark. And Nard could read and write at that time, too. It was time for Dick to go on furlough and he gave Nard a copy of the translated book of Mark in his language. He told Nard to read it while he was away.
Nard’s life was changed after reading the story of Jesus. His eyes were opened and his heart was touched by the Holy Spirit when he came to understand the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
When the Word of God translated in the language of the people can understand the best in their heart, the power of God’s word will work in their hearts and Holy Spirit will lead them into the salvation. For they can understand complete what God says to them. For they can see the truth clearly. For they can grow in their faith when they keep reading and studying the Word of God in their own language. Apostle Paul wrote in the book of Romans that the power of God’s word can safe anybody who believes (Romans 1:16-17). That is the truth.
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Jesus came to save and to bring freedom to those who believes in Him.
To love one another is a command from our Lord, Jesus Christ. I found at least 14 verses in the New Testaments that repeating the Lord’s command to love each other for He has loved us first.
- John 15:12 (ESV) – “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
- 1 John 3:11 (ESV) – For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
- John 13:34 (ESV) – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
- John 15:17 (ESV) – These things I command you, so that you will love one another. The Hatred of the World
- Romans 12:10 (ESV) – Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
- 1 John 4:11 (ESV) – Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:9 (ESV) – Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,
- 1 Peter 1:22 (ESV) – Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,
- 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV) – Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
- 1 John 3:10 (ESV) – By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. Love One Another
- 1 John 3:23 (ESV) – And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
- 1 John 4:7 (ESV) – Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
- 1 John 4:12 (ESV) – No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
- 2 John 1:5 (ESV) – And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.
I found this notes posted on our church bulletin few months ago and I thought I’d love to share these practical ways that we all can do to show love to others so that they may know God’s love.
10 Ways To Love
- Listen without interrupting (Proverbs 18)
- Speak without accusing (James 1:18)
- Give without sparing (Proverbs 21:26)
- Pray without ceasing (Colossians 1:9)
- Answer without arguing (Proverbs 17:1)
- Share without pretending (Ephesians 4:!5)
- Enjoy without complaint (Philippians 2:14)
- Trust without wavering (1 Corinthians 13:7)
- Forgive without punishing (Colossians 3:13)
- Promise without forgetting (Proverbs 13:12)
What do you do to show love to others?