The Eternal House

TNBG Christmas 2017

“You need to tell me what you want for your Christmas,” my mom said to me. But I didn’t want to tell her what I wanted because, after all, Santa knows everything, right? Why did she need to know?

But my mother kept asking me every day, so I finally gave in and told her, “I want to have a Rika-chan house (doll house).” Continue reading

Even Death on a Cross

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Who though he was in the form of God
Did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped
But emptied himself
By taking the form of a servant
Being born in the likeness of men
And being found in human form
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death
Even death on a cross
Therefore God has highly exalted him
And bestowed on him the name that is above every name

Philippians 2:6-9 (ESV)

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Passion Week Quiz – Answers

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:25 (ESV)

The resurrection of Jesus was a stumbling stone for me to believe in Christianity. As you already know about my story from my previous posts, my father died and I saw his body become ashes. I knew he will not come back to life. Death is the end and there is no life beyond the grave, I thought. But when I read 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, the Bible clearly explains that Jesus was resurrected. God opened the eyes of my heart spiritually, and I could believe that Jesus came back to life so that I too will have eternal life.

Hallelujah! He is risen!

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Passion Week Quiz

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“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3 (ESV)

Many of us think we know what the Gospels say about the last week of Jesus’ life. But do we really know chronologically what happened? Although there are minor differences in details among the four Gospel writers, the main story line is coherent. My husband created a quiz for our family, and I want to share it with you! Why not take the quiz now? I will post the answers before Easter. Here we go! Continue reading