Bengel viewed the gift as an “earnest” of Pentecost, Westcott as the power of new life anticipating the power for ministry (350–51); Bruce inverts the order, seeing the easter gift as empowerment for ministry ... 58 His Touch on the Mouths.
Author: Seock-Tae Sohn
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
At Pentecost there was no fire. The divided tongues like fire came down to each one of the disciples and they spoke different languages so that all the people there could understand what they said without translators. In the OT times, God appointed his prophets by touching their mouths and putting his word into their mouths so that they might declare it to his people. Therefore, a prophet was the spokesman of God, and is usually called “the mouth of the Lord.” Jesus, called the Word as well as God, came into this world as the great prophet for the ministry of the word. He taught the kingdom of God to his people and trained his disciples to be prophets after his departure. The risen Christ appointed his disciples to be prophets, giving them the ministerial task of the word and asking the Father to seal them as his prophets. Thus, the baptism of the Holy Spirit was the installation ceremony for the disciples to be the new covenant prophets, as it was for the prophets of OT times. The disciples were to go out to the ends of the earth to proclaim his word. Those baptized by water are simultaneously baptized by the Holy Spirit and are given the office of the new covenant prophet.
She poured without taking her eyes off him, and his chest tightened just a hint as steam from the boiling water shimmied up past her ... Then again, the Morgans did hold all the power here. For now. It was awakEnEd by his touch 14.
Author: Nikki Logan
Is it strictly business?? Laney Morgan may be blind, but she's no pushover. When corporate realizer Elliot Garvey walks into her life wanting to globalize her family business, she plans to make him earn it?even though she can feel sparks shooting between them! Work Hard, Play Hard may be Elliot's motto, but being around the irresistible Laney, he starts to see a new world through her eyes. But he's here strictly for business?. Until Elliot guides Laney's hand to his face, and they can't ignore the chemistry between them, especially the realization that she's about to be awakened to a world she never knew.
His expression softened. ... No magic had swept through her so thoroughly, with such ravenous power, as his touch. Isadora slipped under his power willingly, overwhelmed with the knowledge that she'd never have to leave it again.
Author: Katie Cross
The Dragonmaster Trilogy collection is a compilation of three stunning YA Fantasy novels, FLAME, FLIGHT and FREEDOM as well as two books of short stories. Join sisterwitches Sanna and Isadora Spence as they grow into a new world of dragons, unexpected magic, and struggles that test the enduring bonds of sisterhood. FLAME In Anguis, magic Is forbidden. Dragon Servants Sanna and Isadora Spence live deep in Letum Wood, where persnickety dragons and wars on the borders are the least of their worries. Thanks to years of simmering tension, the hidden village is destined to crack. Soon, Sanna’s deep love for the giant beasts causes her to make an irreversible mistake, while Isadora’s disinterest leads her to a fateful decision that will change the course of the entire world. Can the sisters prevent everything they know from falling apart? Or do they allow it to break and pave the way for new growth? Join these beloved sisterwitches in a story about sisterhood, new magic, and dealing with change. FLIGHT A treacherous new world awaits. Sisterwitches Isadora and Sanna Spence aren’t sitting back anymore. In fact, they’re both tangled in separate new worlds—ones they didn’t anticipate. Despite the Dragonmasters home burning to ash, Sanna is certain of one thing—she will not be a tyrant, even though managing a brood of frightened dragons falls on her reluctant shoulders. When a devastating tragedy strikes the Dragonmaster families, Sanna is forced to face a world she never knew existed. Isadora, on the other hand, is too busy with her new life to worry about her old one. In the midst of training with her perpetually annoyed mentor, Maximillion, Isadora is unexpectedly taken away from home and thrust into a dangerous game. Her life is now in the hands of her most terrifying enemy: Cecelia Bianchi. Both sisters are far from home and over their heads. Can they marshal their courage to save those they care about? Or will their expanding horizons prove to be their biggest danger yet? Join the beloved sisters from FLAME in a new tale about growing up, moving on, and finding the courage within. FREEDOM Isadora Spence knows two things: 1) she’s tired of all the wars and wants them to stop and 2) she never wants to see Maximillion Sinclair again. Sparks fly when rising desperation leads Isadora and Maximillion to attend a political delegation together in the Southern Network. She’s determined to create a pact for peace and save lives, but when events spiral into far more dangerous territory, she realizes the only witch she can trust is Maximillion. Can they work together, or will everything fall apart? Meanwhile, her sisterwitch Sanna is out of her depth in an unfamiliar world of volatile goddesses and buried history. Facing an unwinnable battle against Prana, the ruthless goddess of the sea, Sanna roots through history, only to discover that Prana isn’t the only enemy they face. In a world embroiled with war on all fronts, can the sisterwitches do their part to bring peace and freedom to Antebellum? Or will all their best efforts fail in the bigger machinations of goddesses and witches? FREEDOM is the final book in the Dragonmaster trilogy. This sweeping YA Fantasy saga will take to a new world, keep you on the edge of your seat, and ask you to answer the most impossible question of all: What is freedom?
Am I justified to say that the melon-sized faith we had in the power of God revealed to us three months ago, unceremoniously shrunk into mustard seed-size in the middle of this storm? In Luke 17:6, Jesus said, “If you have faith as ...
Author: Rolando Y. Dy Buco
Publisher: Enlightened Hyena Press
Miracles Happen: This real life, personal account describes a modern-day miracle regarding visions of the Virgin Mary and supernatural healing. In 1991, in a remote Philippine town, a young 15 year old girl was suddenly the victim of an unusual medical condition-her brain began to be painfully compressed by its own life supporting cerebral fluids. The girl's father, Rolando, was helpless and his lack of faith provided little cause for hope. Then, on November 10, 1991, a miracle began that forever changed Rolando, his daughter, and their relationship with God. By His Touch is Rolando's personal diary set within the exotic island of Panay in central Philippines. Within its pages he shares the day by day true life reflections chronicling the horror of his daughter's initial diagnosis, her eventual awe-inspiring healing, her communications with the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his own spiritual renewal that occurred as a result over the years that followed.
30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?” 31 And His disciples said to Him, “You see to Jesus: 66 Jesus: Experiencing ...
Author: Kay Arthur
A touch from Jesus can change everything. The first six chapters of Mark’s gospel overflow with stories of people drawing near to Jesus, longing to experience firsthand the touch of the Savior. Over and over, Jesus responded with compassion, interacting on a personal level with individuals who had been cast aside by society, their circumstances deemed beyond hope. As you delve into their stories in this powerful study—the first in a three-part study of the gospel of Mark—you’ll discover for yourself the difference it makes when you engage with Jesus personally and experience His touch in your life.
Then...it hit and her voice came back to full power, screaming his name and not giving a damn if the people in the next room heard her or not. Lucius quickly followed her over the edge of sanity, exploding so hard he shook from his very ...
Author: Adrianne Byrd
Publisher: Kimani Press
Hollington Homecoming Queen Beverly Turner is pulling out all the stops for her ten-year reunion. The trendy designer's first order of business is to let loose and have some fun. And her wish just might come true when she meets Lucius Gray. The hunky, high-powered Atlanta attorney is looking for the same thing she is: a sexy fling with no strings. Lucius needs a time-out from his workaholic life, and the chic, sensual designer more than fits the bill. Like Beverly, the single father has been burned by love. But Beverly is arousing feelings that are making him long to turn their sizzling affair into a lifetime of passion. If she'll let him, he'll give her the happy ending she deserves and prove to this unforgettable woman that there is life—and love—after college….
It didn't take any brain-power to figure that out. So why had he come? And why didn't she just send him on his way? Good questions, but with no good answers. “Shall we get down to business?” Although his tone was not exactly brusque, ...
Author: Mary Lynn Baxter
THEY WEREN'T LOOKING FOR EACH OTHER… When a string of deadly warnings convinces Dallas mayor Jessica Kincaid that she needs a bodyguard, she hires Brant Harding. The former secret service agent takes the job for one very personal reason—and it has nothing to do with this tempting woman. BUT THE CHEMISTRY WAS TOO POWERFUL TO RESIST As their personal agendas intersect, Jessica and Brant find themselves at odds, yet drawn to each other with a passion neither can deny. But the threat to Jessica's life has intensified—and it's coming from within the power structure of the city itself. Even Brant's best efforts may not be enough to save her, or to buy them both a second chance.
diseases away, through his touch on the leprous body. It is through his touch that Jesus is rendered all the more vulnerable to contagion at the medical, sociocultural and religious levels. The final result is that the leprous man can ...
Author: Jione Havea
Publisher: SCM Press
Responses to the recent pandemic have been driven by fear, with social distancing and locking down of communities and borders as the most effective tactics. Out of fear and strategies that separate and isolate, emerges what has been described as the “new normal” (which seems to mutate daily). Truly global in scope, with contributors from across the world, this collection revisits four old responses to crises – assure, protest, trick, amend – to explore if/how those might still be relevant and effective and/or how they might be mutated during and after a global pandemic. Together they paint a grounded, earthy, context-focused picture of what it means to do theology in the new normal.
“If I do this,” she began, her sudden realization of the shift in her power making her feel bold, “if I do come home, it will only be to set up a European office that I can run from London. I have no interest in remaining in California ...
Author: Natasha Tate
"Rafael Cheves is a man tortured by his gut-wrenching past and tempted by a future he dare not even dream about. Knowing he'll never deserve the only woman he ever wanted, Raf will make sure she stays as far away from him as possible. But when Sophia Turino, the daughter of the man who raised Rafael from the gutter, stands before him seven years later, she's even harder to resist--confident, successful and as intoxicatingly beautiful as ever. It's time for Raf to obliterate his darkly powerful infatuation"--Publisher.
Anna Keay has calculated that around 100,000 people may have been touched during his reign, with particularly concentrated activity in the early years and in the last period of high monarchical ambition.21 The king's touch was a gift to ...
Author: Felicity Heal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Gifts are always with us: we use them positively to display affection and show gratitude for favours; we suspect that others give and accept them as douceurs and bribes. The gift also performed these roles in early modern English culture: and assumed a more significant role because networks of informal support and patronage were central to social and political behaviour. Favours, and their proper acknowledgement, were preoccupations of the age of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Hobbes. As in modern society, giving and receiving was complex and full of the potential for social damage. 'Almost nothing', men of the Renaissance learned from that great classical guide to morality, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 'is more disgraceful than the fact that we do not know how either to give or receive benefits'. The Power of Gifts is about those gifts and benefits - what they were, and how they were offered and received in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It shows that the mode of giving, as well as what was given, was crucial to social bonding and political success. The volume moves from a general consideration of the nature of the gift to an exploration of the politics of giving. In the latter chapters some of the well-known rituals of English court life - the New Year ceremony, royal progresses, diplomatic missions - are viewed through the prism of gift-exchange. Gifts to monarchs or their ministers could focus attention on the donor, those from the crown could offer some assurance of favour. These fundamentals remained the same throughout the century and a half before the Civil War, but the attitude of individual monarchs altered specific behaviour. Elizabeth expected to be wooed with gifts and dispensed benefits largely for service rendered, James I modelled giving as the largesse of the Renaissance prince, Charles I's gift-exchanges focused on the art collecting of his coterie. And always in both politics and the law courts there was the danger that gifts would be corroded, morphing from acceptable behaviour into bribes and corruption. The Power of Gifts explores prescriptive literature, pamphlets, correspondence, legal cases and financial records, to illuminate social attitudes and behaviour through a rich series of examples and case-studies.
At once health was restored by the power of his touch, the withered limb regained its vigour, the sinews resumed their task, and the youth was, in the presence of all the people, delivered whole to his father. The multitude was amazed ...
Author: The Venerable Bede
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This masterpiece of medieval historical literature chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by a monk in AD 731, it profiles prominent individuals in the formation of the country's religion and government.
A pulse jumped at his temple and the air throbbed with a surge of dangerous power. Silence stretched till her nerves were taut with expectation. She couldn't believe she'd answered back that way. He was her boss.
Author: Annie West
Cast into a world of black, Declan Carstairs is a man in torment. Consumed by guilt, he sees no way out of the darkness his life has become. Only one thing drives him--finding the woman who caused his brother's death, and the accident that took his sight. Housekeeper Chloe Daniels refuses to pity her devastatingly gorgeous boss, but treating him as the strong, capable man he is soon proves dangerous. As Chloe falls deeper under Declan's spell, awakened by his touch, she forgets all about the secret she keeps that may destroy them both....
He held the weapon in his left hand, and through the power of his touch he knew it. Here was an edge that could cut through any armor and open the flesh of a god, a blade that could withstand the blow of one of Hephaestus' axes without ...
Author: David Guymer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When compromising footage threatens to expose the Dark Avengers, the infamous super-villains will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, in this high-octane adventure from the Marvel: Untold line Under Norman Osborn's jurisdiction, the Avengers have been secretly re-formed with the very worst of super-villains. When S.H.I.E.L.D. loyalists break into the Avengers tower and steal footage that will compromise Osborn's reign, it's only the first move in a conspiracy to undermine the Dark Avengers. Norman Osborn and his Green Goblin alter-ego aren't going to take interference lying down, and he unleashes the worst of the worst to crush whoever is responsible.
It covers thirteen lives that were changed in the New Testament by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ . These Bible based messages are examples of what He can do even today in the lives of people who will allow His Touch in their life .
She lost herself in the power of his kiss, his touch, pausing only to snag a condom from his wallet. The urgency pumping through her veins surprised her, given how often they'd been together over the past weeks.
Author: Catherine Mann
USA TODAY bestselling author All this cowboy wants is a temporary affair. He’s playing with fire. Billionaire rancher Conrad Steele wants Felicity Hunt in his bed—no strings attached. He’s been left at the altar before and won’t make the same mistake twice. But the savvy divorcée keeps her body and heart on lockdown, even when planning her hospital’s charity event means spending long, intimate hours with the tempting tycoon. Until a night of passion changes everything…
The power of his touch had her nerves begging for more contact between them. “Do you know what this is like for me? It feels like these powerful legs could crush a man between them. Hard and strong, steel incased in satin.
Author: K. Oliver
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Kara Renee Ottis had always known what she wanted in life, just never had the nerve to grab it. After leaving a dream executive chefs job in Chicago returning to her small hometown of Budding Rose to live on the horse ranch where she grew up, she hopes to gain the ability not only to KNOW what she wants, but to reach for it as well. If only the demons that followed her from Chicago dont get her first. Ty Jones wiped the dust of Budding Rose from his boots over a decade ago, with only intermittent trips back. Now, hes home to witness the birth of his first niece or nephew, a bitter sweet experience in itself. When a neighbor needs his assistance, he may get more than he bargained for.
His touch of power has aroused and alarmed . cannot be determined with accuracy . The fury she also would die for the sin , but Peter did not sen . His hand has grasped the scourge of small cords of the council , their avowed ...
Giancarlo vaulted upright and strolled towards the closest chair, where he sat and then leaned forwards, his arms on his thighs. 'I'm sorry I couldn't go sightseeing with you ... Caroline unfroze and rediscovered the power of speech.
Author: Cathy Williams
Women always jump at the click of his fingers…don’t they? Hot and flustered from the sweltering Milan heat, Caroline Rossi steps into the sleek offices of Giancarlo de Vito—only to feel plump, plain…and virtually invisible! Giancarlo’s ruthless ambition got him where he is today, but he’s never forgotten the hardships he overcame—or his thirst for a revenge only Caroline can help him exact… Used to women doing anything to please him, Giancarlo is confounded by Caroline—she just won’t play ball. To seek his vengeance Giancarlo will have to turn on the legendarily irresistible de Vito charm…
God, however, does touch, but his touch (often through an intermediary) can either bring judgment or blessing. On the negative side: an angel touched Jacob's thigh in order to cripple him (Gen 32:25, 32); God touched a king to make him ...
Author: David J. Landegent
Publisher: WestBow Press
Some people cant see the forest for the treesthey get so bogged down in details that they lose sight of what its all about. Others cant see the trees for the forestthey miss the wondrous details all around them. So why not look instead at both the forest and the trees? This commentary on Pauls letter to the Colossians guides you in doing just that. Even though we will be exploring ancient biblical cultures and learning plenty about the Greek language, no prior academic training is needed. Technical terms have been set aside. Instead, with everyday language we will discover the big picture and revel in the fine details of this stunning letter, amazed by how God is still speaking these same words today to contemporary personal and social challenges. We will not then be tourists rapidly zipping through Colossians as if on a monotonous interstate highway. Instead we will be hiking our way through this letter, step by step, phrase by phrase, finding joy in Gods truth and growing in our faith. Come and join the journey.
Upon the death of Herod the Great hiskingdom was divided into four parts. Philippwas madetetrarch (meaning aquarter) ofa portionof his father'skingdom. Philipp made the region apetproject and ... They witnessed the power of his touch.
Author: E. L. Gordon
The Final Straw is a study in the Gospel of Mark. It is the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus chose a motley crew of fishermen, tax collectors and militant radicals for disciples. They followed him up and down the dusty roads of Israel witnessing his miracles and hearing firsthand the words that fell from his lips. However, Jesus’ miracles and teachings brewed tension between Jesus and the religious leaders of Israel. Jesus is pushed to the point of no return at seeing corruption in the Temple. Likewise, Jesus’ actions at Passover became the final straw for the Pharisees and Sadducees and spiraled into a conspiracy of murder.